This was a well needed item to keep track of my laps at the track. Everyday while I walked I also chatted with my walking buddies and lost track of how far we had went. Well it drove me crazy so I decided to come up with a way to keep track of my laps. So the counting bracelet was designed. I knew such a thing existed for golfing to keep track of your strokes so why not one for exercise? My bracelet is a 2 mile counting system, that’s really all the beads my wrist could support as you can see it fills up the whole area. If you are walking on something other than a track you can estimate every five minutes is a 1/4 mile and one move of a bead. If I didn’t talk so much I would be able to keep track in my head, but what fun would that be? The time goes so fast when I’m chatting.
What you need: 2 strands of elastic jewelry cord, 8 beads with holes big enough for the elastic, and glue for the knots. Just follow the diagram above to make your bracelet. I use my thumb and first finger to move the beads and because of how their strung they stay separated and in place making it easy to keep count. So far I’m down 23 pounds, and looking forward to losing more. My fitbit and counting bracelet keep me on track.