Motivation with Moto 360 Sport

Motivation can be such a tricky thing. Not everyone is motivated by the same things, and sometimes it can be hard to figure out what gets you going personally. I have had t try many different tactics to keep me motivated to stay fit and healthy, and honestly I have realized that it’s not just one thing for me.

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Wanting to set a good example for my daughter, having group accountability, and keeping track of progress are all good motivators for me. My toddler is a little to young to go run with me (haha) but I still try to get a good example by being active with her, going on walks, and playing outside. I joined a boot camp class for motivation in a group setting (it’s expensive so I go simply to not waste money, if nothing else), and I keep track of data like my steps walked, heart rate, calories burned, and run stats because seeing progress is definitely motivating.

I have used many different things in the past few years to help keep track of my stats, and the new Moto 360 Sport watch is by far the coolest thing!

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Right out of the box, I knew I was going to like this watch because it is a good size. I have other touch screen watches but the faces have been really big, so this guy is ahead of his time by having all the same technology but in a sleeker design. The flame orange is pretty awesome to me, but if it’s not your favorite, the Moto 360 Sport also comes in white and black.

So let’s start with the obvious for me, all about the numbers for this data and running geek. This watch gives it all to you without having to carry your phone. The top left number on the above photo is how many minutes I have moved that day, the bottom lest is my calorie burn, top right is steps walked, and bottom right is the second hand for the clock. The clock face I had my watch on is the “sport” one, and as you can see I can easily hit ONE BUTTON….START from the main screen and start my run. It will track all the stats of a regular GPS watch as well as heart rate and time spent in different heart rate zones, but that is just the beginning!

Music on the run? Sure! There are 4 GB of space and it is compatible with Spotify which is awesome (love the integration!) Oh, speaking of integration, it is also compatible with programs you may already use like FitBit, Map My Run, and Strava.

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Check out the cool charging dock, just set it inside the cradle. I have to charge it nightly because it has so many cool features always running, but that’s ok, it’s totally worth it!

I downloaded Android Wear™ which allowed me to sync up my watch so that I can check traffic, weather, get social media or email notifications, and even text messages!

The watch itself is very durable, make of silicone that doesn’t absorb sweat while ventilation channels keep you cool. The Motorola AnyLight display is really brilliant. It’s the world’s first hybrid screen and you can read the display even in bright sunlight because it adapts to the light level around it. So cool.

Another really cool aesthetic is the ability to change the watch face. There are tons to choose from, like this gorgeous blossom option.

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Now, I don’t know about you but I think that is MOTOvating! If you are a numbers + technology geek like me, then you should give this watch a shot. Maybe it could be a good motivator for you like is has been for me.

Whatever it may be, I hope you can find something that MOTOvates you to get and stay healthy. We all need a reason to keep on keeping on, it’s so important! Reading blogs and having people encourage me has also been a big help, so if any of you ever need a little motivational boost, I will be happy to help you out, so feel free to email me anytime. But for now, check out this awesome video that will tell you a little more about the Moto 360 Sport watch.

You can purchase your own watch at Motorola.com, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Amazon, Google Play, Verizon.com, and at the Moto Shop in downtown Chicago.

To help get you MOTOvated, Motorola is giving away FOUR watches! Simply follow the rafflecoptor instructions below. Good luck!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motorola. The opinions and text are all mine.

What I’m Loving: Newborn Addition

 
I have done posts about what I am loving before, but I thought it was time to do a baby edition. I always enjoyed seeing what products other moms used so hopefully someone finds this helpful!

Infanito Go GaGa Gym: This is a great place to do tummy time with your baby, and Emma Kate loves looking at the mirror and the mobile that winds up and plays music. This will usually keep her entertained for 10-20 minutes and is a nice change of scenery. The best thing about it is that it folds up really easily so is very portable!

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Boppy newborn lounger: A friend of mine gave me her lounger when her kids outgrew it. At first I wasn’t even sure I was going to use it, but it has been my number one baby item and used on a daily basis. For the first three weeks of EK’s life, this is where she took every nap. I would move the boppy from the couch to the bedroom to the kitchen and she would just lay in it and look around, and then fall asleep. I will be sad when she outgrows it and gets more mobile!

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HALO Bassinest: I wrote a full review on this the other day, but I am singing it’s praises again. Super convenient for little babies to sleep next to your bed.

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Soothie pacifiers: We started giving Emma Kate a pacifier about a week after she was born, and we have tried many many brands with this being the ONLY one she will take. These are a must in the car or when she is really fussy or overtired.

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Motorola video monitor: We didn’t get this until a couple of weeks ago, and it is amazing. I love being able to hear her make noises then flip on the screen to make sure she is ok without having to run into whatever room she is in immediately. The parent unit has rechargeable batteries in it, so I carry it around with me and don’t need a cord which is awesome.

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Christmas baby clothes: Just because they are super fun and I can’t wait to put Emma Kate in festive outfits! The kind folks at OshKosh B’gosh sent us a care package of the most adorable baby clothes!

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QOTD: What were some essentials for you in the first weeks of your baby’s life?