It’s a beautiful ring, it tracks your fitness, and helps you to relax, and I want it!

Some of you may have read my post about the Motiv Ring which still hasn’t shipped but is promised to do so soon, (sometime this summer for those of you who are waiting.)

I happen to be one of those people who can be a bit impatient, especially when I’m sporting a hell of a white ring around my wrist from my fitbit!  Mostly though, it’s because I’m a tech lover and an exercise addict and I just love gadgets, especially pretty ones.

So, I did some research on activity tracking rings and I found this one:


How pretty is this ring? Right?


It doesn’t track swimming but then neither does my fitbit.  It’s mostly for tracking steps but it also has a feature that helps you to unwind and de-stress.  No, really.  Ringly offers daily guided audio meditation and breathing exercises.   How cool is that?

ringly Now that’s a feature that I could seriously use.

And let’s not forget that it IS an activity tracker, calorie tracker, and it allows you to set your own goals and reminders.

what ringly tracks

If a ring isn’t your style, the company also offers bracelets.  Really cute bracelets.

Ringly producst

And at only $169.00 for the ring, it’s just as affordable as any other fitness tracker on the market, only it’s pretty.  Really pretty.  And I have a birthday coming….

Have you heard about the Ringly?

Would you wear a ring for an activity tracker?

What do you think about the Ringly, too pretty or just right?  I think it’s perfect!

Wrapping fitness around our little fingers, literally!

So y’all know that I love my fitbit.  I love my Garmin and I love my Apple watch.  I also love my Lumo run although I still haven’t fully reviewed it for you yet.  (I promise, I’m working on that.)

I just found out, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s the tiniest wearable I’ve seen so far, the absolute tiniest.  I swear.  Really!

The Motiv Ring

And if I do say so myself, it’s PRETTY! Say hello to the Motiv Ring!


This is the Motiv ring, available in Rose Gold or Slate Gray and made from an ultralight titanium.   You can pre-order this bad boy right now in 7 different sizes.  It’s set to ship in the spring of 2017.

Motiv ring

From the website

But, why would you want this fitness tracker when there are so many others out there?

Well for starters it’s small and it wraps right around your finger not to mention the fact that it tracks the all the pertinents and such like, your steps, calories burned, resting and active heart rates, and your sleep.

what it tracks

The Motiv Ring is also waterproof up to 5 meters!  That’s a bonus for me.  A big bonus.

The ring comes with a USB charger and a keychain charger and according to the manufacturer it can hold a charge for up to 5 days.


According to the website it takes about 90 minutes for a full charge.

The Motiv ring retails for 199.00 dollars.  I think I might have to pre-order one but I haven’t made a final decision yet.  Right now though I’m leaning toward yes because I think it might be a good fit for me.

I’m curious, what do you think about the Motiv ring.  Would you try it?

Steps, I just need steps.

Is it just me or is it really hard to start adulting again after a really long weekend?

At least I had a very productive weekend, actually, it was quite productive. When we last spoke I was smack dab in the middle of removing all the Christmas decorations. I spent 3 solid days doing just that and guess what?

No, I’m not finished.

I was almost finished.  I still had a couple of small trees to put away and the lights over the pond.  MacGyver actually wanted to leave those up because he reasoned they are purple and they’d look good all year round….oh, the horror!

So it fell upon me to remove the lights from the Jacaranda tree over the pond. Unfortunately, the branches stretch out over the pond quite far and when I realized there was no way I could safely climb out to the end I decided to jump out of the tree.

falling from tree
Here is a bit of advice: If you think you’re too high to safely jump down, you probably are. I DID land on my feet because I’m all cat-like but then I quickly lost my balance, fell to the ground, and rolled into the freezing and disgusting mucky waters of the pond.

christmas in february

I’m pretty sure my neighbors already know I’m an idiot so no loss there but the Christmas lights are still in the tree and we are now the kind of rednecks my nightmares are made of.  Oh, the joy.

But that was yesterday, let’s talk about Saturday because if I was an idiot on Sunday, I was a rockstar on Saturday. I woke up very early in the morning and while MacGyver was hunting I got my fitness on.  First, with my best plank thus far:



And then I ran 10 miles. TEN! And I didn’t go out and run too fast, I didn’t stop once, I didn’t walk, and most importantly, I didn’t die. I know, it was a miracle but the best part was, I didn’t get a migraine after. There is hope…

ran ten miles

Obviously I’m still conducting scientific experiments by wearing multiple fitness trackers.

On Saturday I racked up over 33,000 steps on my fitbit. And I’m just going to go ahead and throw this out there, I may be a bit obsessed. No, really. I’m all about the steps.

I didn’t run on Sunday but I walked my ass everywhere I could.  I was building a fire in the fire pit and I walked to the edge of our property over 30 times and picked up one stick for the fire each time because, steps!

The need for steps has become all consuming. And did you know they give you little badges? Yes, badges, major awards. Unfortunately every time I get one, I want more.   And let’s not forget the sleep tracking because now I it has become evident that I need to work on my sleep fitness, yes, sleep fitness.  I’ve started to get anxiety when I have to take that damn thing off to charge it.

fitbit obsession
And there are challenges, CHALLENGES! You can sign up for challenges with other fitbit users.  I started with a few just for motivation. Just some friendly competition, but it’s evolved.

Oh, I see you got 22,000 steps already, that’s nothing!

fitbit competition
It’s all consuming…and I love it.

At least fitness is going to be a little bit more enjoyable with some competition and the fact that we are now getting some cooler weather. Check out our 7 day forecast.

weatherIt’s 52 degrees this morning!

The dogs are loving it too. Well, Boomer is loving it, Hank doesn’t like the cold.  He’s still in bed as I write this.

And you know I couldn’t write a weekend recap without some doggie pics and stories, so here are a few scenes from yesterday.

Boomer got up early and got into the toy basket.

you have enough toys

are you kidding

Boomer and his ball

How does he always know which toy is missing? He has hundreds, literally hundreds!

Hank got up early, realized it was cold, refused to go outside in the yard and then proceeded to pee on the lanai. Then, he hid.

Hank hiding
No one ever accused my dogs of being boring.  So much personality!

Happy Monday peeps, I’ve got to get adulting.

Are you addicted to a fitness tracker? Which one? How are you addicted?