Tuesday, November 06, 2012
I bought a Fitbit last June. I was mowing all summer..usually an hr at a time, and taking dance classes each week. I didn't always make 10000 steps, but those activities really help boost the number of steps in a day. I began seeing stair climbing in a positive light...and make it a daily goal now to do at least ten flights of stairs each day (sometimes doing the last ones right before bed!)
The first time I was close to 10000 and felt it doable to add steps till I met the goal..I had taken the dog out for last "tinks" before bed..and I decided to just walk in the yard...in circles. The dog followed for a while, and then lay down to watch her crazy human. I reached my goal that night. I was just walking.
Now that the mowing season is over and DH is working construction again..so we aren't going dancing much...I am suddenly confronted with a challenge of getting those 10000 steps in. So...I began jogging in place...just counting to 100. This began as a means to reach the 10000 goal ...and I was jogging on the porch while Daisy went Tinks. But then I began doing it more and more...at odd times during the day...just because I had a minute and could do it.
Lately circumstances have had this 100 step thing be my main activity for exercise along with the stair climbing. I can do it ANYwhere...any time. AND, apparently I am building stamina...I did a quick 500 on the porch and was neither breathless nor sore...nor tired. Now I am beginning to wonder how many 100 steps can I do together?
Anyway..I have found this a great way to boost activity. I can do it in the bathroom, on the porch, in the yard, in my bedroom...any time I have a minute or am waiting for something/someone. No equipment needed. It gets the heart rate up, builds muscle and stamina...and is quick and easy.
So the thing about 100 steps is.....that it is helping me reach my goals...and might help YOU, too.