For all of you out there who are now hook up to the Garmin Vivofit or any other of these crazy 'let's track this crazy person' God bless you. I've had mine a week and finally got hook up, hook in, and on the hook in general. Face it, a writer's life is pretty sedentary and there isn't mush we can do about that.
Oh I guess we can all carry something around with us that let's us dictate our stories but I would be scared I would end up in a looney bin somewhere. Think about it. You walk around talking about knocking someone off, especially if you're going for something particularly gruesome, or rattling off about ghost or monsters chasing some person or doing away with people someone is going to get concerned. The next thing you know the guys with the little white jackets are pulling up beside you and fitting you for one of those said garments. I don't know about you but that is not the look I'm going for. Who knows, I might actually look good in one but I'm not real crazy about finding out.
Anyway back to the uncomfortable thing that now has me chasing my tail. Come on people if you try to hit a goal of 10,000 steps a day at some point you're going to have to end up chasing your damn tail to get to that goal. Hell half the time I can't find my arse with both hands and you want me to chase the damn thing. Oh well I'll give it a whirl, or two, or three; crap this could go on forever.
Now back to the uncomfortable part. I don't wear my good jewelry all the time and yes this includes my wedding rings. I have a tendency to feel constrained and I can only put up with this for so long. So now I have the 'I'm taking this thing off every time I sit down and then put it back on when I get up again' thing. Are you kidding me? Remember I'm the one who can't find their arse half the time and now I have to keep up with my exercise Nazi.
Now please don't get me wrong. I'm sure that Garmin did everything they could to make this little gadget comfortable. I know that a lot of very smart people worked really hard to make this the best self help device possible. The unfortunate fact is that I'm a whiny little bitch when it comes to my personal comfort and having my own way about certain things. I don't like anyone telling me what I have to do not even a tiny little gadget that's only purpose is to try and make me a healthier, happier individual. Anyway this is day one and maybe I'll come around and learn to love the thing and if not there is always batting practice. Hey that's still exercise.