5 Things My Fitbit Doesn’t Track & Why I Still Think Its Awesome


Guess who jumped on the Fitbit bandwagon? This chick. Although, I never paid much attention to them before I am taking part in a 30-for-30 challenge this month and I was getting green with envy over the other participants Fitbit achievements and challenges. So I did what any person in my position would do and gifted myself one for Mother’s Day. A girl gotta do what a girl gotta do 😉

After waiting patiently for three days for my Fitbit Charge to arrive it finally came late one evening. Hardest part ever was waiting for it to fully charge before using it but it gave me a chance to set stuff up online. The first evening was a bust because I only managed to get a few thousand steps in. Didn’t stop me from checking every two minutes and syncing up with my phone so all my not so fabulous stats were available for my friends to see as well.

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5 Things my Fitbit Doesn’t Think are Worthy of Tracking

The next day though I was ready to rock it and see what my most effective ways to get major steps in. Instead, I discovered what the Fitbit doesn’t track.

  1. It doesn’t count my steps when pushing three kids in a Costco shopping cart and pulling another cart full of groceries. I guess the half ton I pushed and pulled all at the same time does not classify as steps.
  2. It failed to count my going up and down my stairs a million times to find socks, bottles and the missing remote control for our downstairs TV which was hidden in my sons closet. I later figured out I had to raise my hand at the top of the landing to make it count so I am saluting my light fixture every  trip up the stairs.
  3. Weirdly enough, when s*xy time happens it thinks I am climbing stairs which I can assure you I am not. There is another level in mind but not the kind the Fitbit is tracking.
  4. The three hours It takes to fold and put away 3 weeks of dirty laundry for a family of six seems to be no work at all. I can assure you from the definition in my arms I am one pair of size 3T shorts away from pointing you to the beach.
  5. Pushing my double stroller with a 35-lb one-year-old and a 60-lb 7-year-old who is currently battling Hand-Foot-Mouth disease. Also in the stroller is a gallon of water, enough gloves, balls and bats for our family and a picnic lunch that will not be consumed because it got crushed by the “other” things in my stroller. *sigh*


Even with all of these not so stellar issues I am in love with my Fitbit. I am able to see when my most active times of the day are, I am remembering to get up every hour to get at least 250 steps in (most of the time), and most importantly I am hitting the 10,00o step mark every day. It has been eons since I wore something on my wrist and it is nice to have a watch on my wrist and a vibrating notification as to who is calling me. Wish it told me who was emailing me too.

I have been going out of the house and getting active which is a big thing for me. Today was the first day that I stayed in and I still managed almost 13K steps because I cleaned the house real good. If I am going to be honest though I wish I had gotten one of the fancier Fitbit’s that also tracks your HR, have exercises on screen and have a better display like the Fitbit Blaze but I will wait it out for my next holiday that I have to buy myself a gift. That and the fancy Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale to tell me whether I am actually losing fat and gaining muscle or at a standstill :/

Another thing to mention is that Fitbit’s track your sleep and tell you how many times you were up during the night and restless. I seem to have some serious issues when it comes to getting enough shut eye so if anyone has any suggestion shoot them over. Also, if you have a Fitbit do you have any suggestions for getting the best results with it? Oh, and if you want to cheer each other on in challenges drop your username below and I will add you.


This post contains affiliate links. I purchased this Fitbit on my own to help me on my journey to get healthy.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. May 15, 2016 / 11:45 am

    This is hilarious. For real!

  2. May 15, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Sounds like it’s doing a good job for *most* things!! 😉

  3. Jane Reid
    May 15, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Thanks to your splendid idea for the 30 over 30 I’m now married to my Fitbit . Agree with all your findings they really are highly addictive , fun and motivating like nothing else to get me off my lazy a$&&& and get moving for the first time in years . The daily and weekly challenges with other Fitbiters is also fun and inspirational . Big fat ( soon to be skinny ) thanks Aneta bring it on for a new week ahead xxxooo

  4. Angela V
    May 15, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Love this! So funny! I love my fitness trackers!

  5. May 15, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    I used to wear the Up band (not sure where it is!) but everyone has the Fit so that may be what I need to do now! My old band didn’t track a lot of efforts as well – like the day I did a 90 Minute Hot Yoga class and went skiing for 6 hours – but didn’t get my steps even though it was the Fittest Day Ever! lol

  6. May 15, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    The up and down the stairs should count as twice as many steps… And folding clothes for 6 people? Hello!! I think there should be an option / more for “parents”. Love that you’re enjoying the fit bit. Keep it up hun!

  7. kristen visser
    June 12, 2016 / 9:58 am

    omg LOL when sexy time happens it thinks you are climbing stairs HAHA. that is awesome. Now that is the kind of work out I can do lol.

  8. kathy downey
    June 12, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I loved this post you even got a chuckle from me,hubby and i are on a path to becoming healthy and every tip and idea helps us along the way thanks for the post !!

  9. Cheryl
    June 13, 2016 / 10:06 am

    I won a FitBit at Christmas time and just love it. It makes me think twice about sitting around and being lazy!!!

  10. Nate
    June 13, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    very funny, thanks for sharing

  11. kathy downey
    June 14, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    I love your blog,you even make exercise fun

  12. Carole Dube
    June 17, 2016 / 12:02 am

    You are hilarious! haha! You should try Vivofit, It count step every time I move my arm. I don’t even need to be walking. I can get 10, 000 step easily in one day! I have to try it on my ankle. I read it suppose to work great and lucky me I have small ankles.

  13. Lynda Cook
    June 17, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    I would love to get a fitbit, I need something to track my steps and something to motivate me!!

  14. Victoria Ess
    December 21, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Haha that’s hilarious! I hope to pick up a fitbit over the holidays!

  15. kathy downey
    August 16, 2017 / 11:51 am

    You my darling are hilarious,i want a fitbit !

  16. Debbie White-Beattie
    October 11, 2018 / 4:55 am

    Great post ! I’ve stayed away from all tech but my laptop not even a cell phone which allows me to sleep great!