I finally got a smart phone!! I've actually never had one, believe it or not. I always just used hubby's work phone for stuff or I used my tablet at home with my wifi. I finally decided I was sick of not having my own, so I went ahead and upgraded to one. It's nothing too special, just a Motorola Moto E 1st Gen, but it was cheap and it works well enough for what I need (although the limited space on the phone is annoying after getting used to hubby's super expensive work phone...). All of the pictures in this post were taken with my new phone and are unedited (except for one, I'll say which one). I'm so excited! It will now be much easier to keep Instagram updated hehe.
Rocky is so shiny!!!
My sun dappled gray hehe.
They would obviously be better if they were edited, but for no editing and being cell phone pictures I like them!
The one of OrangeJello is the only edited one. I posted it on IG.
My other toy is in the below pictures, on my wrist....
SnapChat picture I sent to a friend. The hawks raised babies in our yard again this year!
I saw the parents carry two snakes to the baby. :D
It's a FitBit Flex that my hubby surprised me with (they are on a really good sale somewhere). This isn't the one that monitors heart rate, but I don't care because I already have a heart rate monitor. My favorite thing about it is that it tracks sleep patterns!
Some of you may not know that I struggle with insomnia off and on. This will be an interesting way to track my sleep patterns. I've always known I toss and turn, but it was a big surprise seeing this. I spent 44 minutes awake and/or tossing and turning last night! When you subtract 44 minutes from the 6 hours and 29 minutes that I had it running that is not a lot of sleep. It's no wonder I'm so tired all of the time! I'm looking forward to seeing if I can find some patterns to when I have trouble sleeping and find out why.
I'm using the FitBit app along with the MyFitnessPal. They work well together to track all sorts of interesting things. In the MyFitnessPal I can scan the barcodes on things I eat (and manually enter homemade stuff) to keep track of protein/fat/calories/etc. as well as nutrients like iron! Very interesting. :) It allows me to set goals with reminders too and it tracks my progress so it really helps keep me motivated.
Enough on all of that. I didn't get to ride all week because it has been raining and raining and raining and raining and work has been super stressful with people being out sick and on vacation. We've been so shorthanded we skip our breaks and only take half our lunch break and still don't get everything done. The good news is that it makes the week go by quick haha.
It actually didn't rain today so I should have ridden, but I was so busy and so distracted with my awesome new phone that I didn't. Oops. Good thing it's a long weekend! I'm going to try to ride tomorrow and take pictures with my new phone lol.
Anyway sorry for going off topic and probably sounding like a technology spoiled/addicted brat haha. It will wear off soon. One of the main reasons I wanted a smart phone to be honest is because my new job has an electronic clocking in system with an app available for smart phones. I couldn't use it with my old (not smart) phone so I was having to clock in on their slow computer. Now I can clock in so much more easily and I don't have to enter my password on a shared computer. So I did have a reason that nudged me into making the decision after years and years of resisting it. :)
I hope you all are having great weather and awesome rides! If you feel like sharing, I would love to know what your favorite piece of technology is.