I’ve been using my Philips DirectLife activity monitor for about five months now, which is great for me, in terms of committing to a gadget. I’d also tried a BodyBugg and various pedometer things, and gave up on those fairly quickly. But I find the little white necklace of the DirectLife so easy to wear, that it’s become automatic.
One of the best, no, THE best thing about the DirectLife is the coaching that goes with it. By now so many of us have “met” Coach Jen and she is awesome! She is encouraging, she is inquisitive, she pushes when I want pushing, she backs off. But last week I got this message from her.
How is your week going? I notice that your activity is lower than
before – well, not hitting targets. Are you OK. Happy with the targets
as they are? Is there anything that I can do to help? Harrass you
everyday with emails? Give you new tips on daily activity? Let me know
She was right. I was so busted! Except for a couple of huge spikes like the day of my 6 mile run, I was NOT hitting my activity targets, something I’d managed to uphold for all these months! Suddenly I was feeling so tired, and could not for the life of me get my activity level over 50 or 60%. (my personal goal was to have my activity at LEAST hit 90% every day, and 100% average for the week) But working more, and… it just wasn’t happening.
I still haven’t remedied the situation. But that little “uh-oh” in my email Inbox woke me up and showed me that someone else is paying attention. Suddenly I want to figure it out. Today is a lazy, rainy day. It would be so easy to just… do nothing. But I’m re-inspired to get my little white necklace shaking so I can show Jen some good numbers this week.
November 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm
That is a neat little gadget! Sometimes we think we ar emoving and getting our fitness in just because we are busy. Coach Jen is proof of that not being true huh? I ❤ you 🙂
November 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Wow, that’s really cool – glad that email gave you some instant motivation!
It’s gorgeous outside, yet I am inside cooking and still in my pajamas! I promise to get out and walk today! 😀
November 7, 2010 at 7:34 pm
Wow i could really use a Coach Jen 🙂 What a great service they provide!
November 8, 2010 at 2:57 am
Suzanne, if you get a DirectLife monitor (only $99 and well worth every penny!) you will probably get Coach Jen herself. She is awesome!
November 8, 2010 at 11:49 am
I really, really want one of these thingies! I’m tripping over them on blogs all over the place. I wish they would hurry up and bring them to the UK. Sniff sniff 🙂
November 8, 2010 at 11:51 am
Shauna, they are originally from Europe (Spain??) and I got mine shipped to me from Europe. So go to their website and order one! because I am pretty sure they’re closer to you than they are to us.
November 8, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Sounds like an amazing gadget. I’ll be checking it out.
November 9, 2010 at 2:29 am
What is this Phillips activity necklace? How does it work? You’ve got me wondering. I’m glad it’s helping you get off the couch!
November 9, 2010 at 6:48 am
I neeed me a coach jen for YOGA 🙂
November 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm
That’s really cool that it has the coaching aspect as well for accountability. I’m sure that motivates a lot of people.
November 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm
Wow that is cool! So small and even a bit cute looking.
November 13, 2010 at 11:15 am
I’ve never heard of this thing, so I went to their website and there is a quote from this blog post in their ad. Nice! Now I’m going back to read more about it.