Hi, thank you so much for your response on the message board to my post about glandular fever! Your advice is spot on quite a few levels. I checked out the overtraining link and I could have definitely overdone it. I also had a rest from exercise (about a week or more) and then started back up again and so far I haven't experienced the crash and burn feeling I was getting last month. I think it is a combination of a stronger immune system through diet and exercise as well being aware that I need to rest at least 2 days / week. You have been so helpful, and I appreciate the time you took to respond in such details - thanks!
Thanks for stopping by my blog about the FitBit. Yeah - I know that now it is counting my steps better. When I do step aerobics - my movements are more defined (violent was the term that came to mind - but that isn't exactly what I mean). When I do step aerobics - you hear my feet stomp on the step and stomp on the floor - there is more of a defined movement.
When I was originally stepping from side to side - it was more of a fluid motion. I was picking up my feet (not dragging them) and it actually hurt (in a good way) to do many - but I just don't think the movement was as pronounced.
Now - I am making movements as though I have an imaginary step in front of me. Even when stepping side to side - I feel the move. I have noticed that the difference especially between these 2 moves is not only that the FitBit counts better - but I also get more winded by the newer way. I guess it takes more work to move that way - which is an added benefit.
I still love my FitBit - and glad I didn't give up before testing it out. Actually - I think I love it even more because I am not only making my 10,000 steps - but I think these type of steps are more aerobic than before.
Thank you for joining the At the Barre team!!!! So excited to have you in it. Please come and introduce yourself. Its a small but very active group. I know that we've known each other from the P57 group but it would be great for the others to get to know you too! Hope you have a wonderful day!