17 Nov Tracking My Health with the MisFit Ray
Even though our cooler temps have risen again, I’m starting to get in the holiday spirit. I’ve been working on my Christmas Gift Guides and there’s one thing that tops the list… the MisFit Ray Fitness Tracker. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been wearing one and, let me tell you, things have never been the same! This is not your ordinary fitness tracker!
At the beginning of the month, I mentioned that I’ve been walking through stage 3 adrenal fatigue over the past few months. This, along with a couple of autoimmune issues [hello, thyroid] has caused me to experience extreme fatigue, lethargy and anxiety that keeps me from sleeping well at night [Don’t worry, it’s not the scary anxiety… it’s the anxiety that makes me sing a song from the radio in my head over and over until the sun rises again… yeah]. I have to tell you all of this to let you know the back story so you can see just how instrumental the MisFit Ray has been in helping me gain my energy back and feel like my old self again!
But first, let’s talk about the ray, itself. The MisFit Ray is designed to be worn on the wrist, on your shoe and even as a necklace over your heart! It comes in a few different colors, but mine is the rose gold, which comes with a black sports strap. The straps are also interchangeable, which allows you to dress your tracker up or down. The MisFit Ray is small and unobtrusive, the battery lasts for months on end and, here’s the best part, it’s WATERPROOF! Yes, you heard me. WATERPROOF!
The MisFit Ray requires that you download an app that allows you to track your progress right there from your phone, but that’s not all it does… You can set up your MisFit Ray to buzz when you get a phone call or text message and you can even set it up so that you can tap it to take a photo on your camera phone! The app is straightforward and easy to read! It actively tracks your steps, but it takes the step tracking a bit farther… it gives you activity points for the day, so while you may be walking around all day, you only get points for how ACTIVE you are, which, it turns out, you can easily achieve in one spin class. You can set up your MisFit to be an alarm to wake you up in the morning by buzzing alongside a song playing on your phone alarm. It even has a built-in white noise machine to help your slumber be the best it can be!
Here’s where it’s been the most helpful for me. I started wearing the MisFit Ray a couple of days before I was diagnosed and given about 43274483 supplements to take. The MisFit Ray tells you about your sleep patterns and how long you spend in a deep sleep, versus a light sleep. I was horrified to learn that, while I had been in bed for 10 hours [I went to bed early that night], only 4 of them were in deep sleep! No wonder I had no energy in the daytime… I wasn’t allowing my body to heal and create the chemicals that give me energy and motivation because my body wasn’t sleeping! A few supplements taken at night and over the course of a few days, I noticed my sleep patterns were MUCH BETTER!
Subsequently, within a few weeks, my body had a lot more energy and I felt more motivated to be active again. The MisFit Ray has a social aspect of it, too, so I can follow and ‘compete’ with my friends! I have to be honest that when I’d get a notification that Mai Lyn or Brittany would surpass me in points for the day, I’d get a pinge of competition that would make me WANT to get outside and get to WERK. It made this whole thing a little bit more fun for me…
And guess what? I’m feeling like a completely different person!
Disclaimer… the MisFit Ray, alone, could not have made this change in me. The supplements I am taking under the care of my doctors have made all the difference, along with a MAJOR change in my diet [I’m virtually back to paleo]. However, the MisFit Ray DID play a role in making me more aware of my body and giving me that motivation I desperately needed. The MisFit Ray was provided for me as a brand partner, so this post is sponsored, however, you know that I do NOT recommend things that don’t work. This is most-definitely my most highly-recommended Christmas gift and I’ll be wearing it on my wrist long after this post goes live.