Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I'm using the heart rate monitor and increasing my steps a bit already. I missed the last 2 days because we had a grown up night on Saturday and I tend to lose all self-control on grown up night. I went out with the best intentions - 2 drinks and lots of visiting. Somewhere in there 2 drinks turned into a few more. It was great fun but I could not move the next morning, much less get in my steps! So I decided today to just try for 18,000 steps, so I could bring my average daily steps back up. I hit 20,000 steps fairly easily. 20,000 is the goal I'm planning on moving to for February and maintaining, so I may try to hit it a few more times this month.
We just purchased a new lawn mower so I thought I'd mow today to increase my steps. I wore the heart rate monitor while I mowed just to see. I've never felt like mowing was that much of an exercise, so I was shocked by the results on hrm. I was in my target zone almost the whole time! Now my yard will stayed mowed more often while I hit my goals!