Thank God not the packing and unpacking kind! I mean the putting one foot in front of the other moving kind of moving.
So I bought a “generic” Fitbit. By generic I mean the $30.00 not name brand one from amazon. ( If interested….click the picture!!!) While the specs say that I can link it to my phone, check my heart rate, and sleeping patterns, the only thing I investigated about it, is how many steps I take in a given day.
I’ve heard people talk about making their goal 10,000 steps in a day, and wanted to see where I compared…..
NOT EVEN CLOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On an average day, I took about 1500 steps. WTF?!? I am busy from the time I wake up til the time I “pass out” each night…. That couldn’t be accurate!!!!!
Well it turns out it is. I spend so much time driving, waiting at doctors, playing on the computer, fighting with insurance companies, reading, doing laundry whatever…that I really don’t move. SMH
Time to fix this shit! I made myself a challenge to get at least 3000 steps in a day and I have done it!!!!!!! Can I have a cookie now?.… No I’m actually serious…..Ok I’m not, but I AM feeling good! I am proud of myself. Not only for setting a goal and making it, but for facing a huge fear of mine by walking alone again.
I am not quite up to a mile at a time yet, but I have learned that if I can beat the heat (waking up at 5 am), I can come close. I have even started taking my dogs with me again… ONE AT A TIME, and holding the leash very loosely.
Walking by myself in a residential area is kind of boring,
and to be honest it is still kind of scary for me considering a crack like this can be a major road hazard. but it is still better than walking on a treadmill and every step I take hopefully keeps me out of a wheelchair that much longer.
Sometimes, I can con my neighbor into walking with me, but she works nights and doesn’t appreciate the early morning “Hey let’s go for a walk wake up calls”.
A bonus is that I don’t smoke when I walk, so if I can keep increasing my activity, maybe it will help with the quitting smoking goal too.