Sunday, May 04, 2014
My gym/hospital last week gave the challenge of 70,000 steps in 7 days. Unfortunately I didn't reach that goal, but I became aware of moving. Each day I put on my Fitbit and then pretty much forget about it. Guess I believe it magically makes me move more because I have it on. WRONG, if you don't look at it, all it is doing is counting for you. It doesn't talk to you, well it sorta does if you get close to your goal and have it sync to your phone. Then you get a message....only (blank) steps to reach your goal. However, by that point I am home and to tired to think about a short walk to get there. So from last weeks challenge, I was reminded to check my steps, find ways to add steps and gained a conversion chart of activities a pedometer doesn't count.
Additional Activity Conversion Chart
Class (50 min) Steps
Arthritis Aquatics 500
Aqua Fitness 1500
Basic Aqua Fitness 750
Sculpting Class 500
Water Tai Chi 250
Yoga/Tai Chi 250
Activity Steps per Minute
Aerobics, high intensity 190
Aerobics, low intensity 115
Basketball, recreational 130
Bikes (upright and recumbent) 100
Gardening, hoeing moderate 90
Golfing, walking no cart 100
Housework, general, vacuuming 90
Mowing lawn 135
Not sure what the second challenge will be this month. I will give whatever it is my best effort and learn something from the experience.
Everyone have a wonderful week
Monday, February 03, 2014
23 minute mile yesterday it was all walking and done on a treadmill, with the incline never going past 2. But I finished it and then walked another 32 minutes.
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Okay, last year I started off with a plan and goals. Some of those were reached others fell short. I loss 35 pounds, but start this year out with a total of 22 pounds lighter than last year. Of course falling in May and walking around with a broken bone for 10 weeks did not help my journey. What I did learn from all of that is I have a high pain threshold.
It is time to let go of last year and begin this year with my new starting point. I have just pulled clothes out of my closet that I have been hanging on to. The "what if I put my weight back on?" and the answer to that is I am not going to. I worked hard to reach 211.4 for this years starting point.
I will work on my goals and action plan later to post to my blog. Happy New Year to everyone and I wish you a healthy and prosperous year. This is a little late, but I was away from my computer for 2 1/2 weeks.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
PUMPKIN FYI'S that was posted to my facebook wall:
1. Pumpkin is a Superfood! With only 30 calories per cup and 7 grams of fiber...it's loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes, it’s a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron. Low carb and really good for you. Plus delicious in fall recipes!
2. They have have anti-inflammatory properties. High in beta carotene, pumpkins exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. This is great for people suffering from arthritis, muscle sprains, painful periods, and other conditions that may be treated with painkillers.
3. Did ya know that fiber, magnesium, potassium (more so than bananas!), zinc, iron and lutein – all of which work to improve individuals’ eyesight. Move over carrots!
4. The carotenoids make is a great cancer deterrent!
5. The vitamins listed also are great at keeping wrinkles at bay!
When you are looking for a pumpkin for eating, use one that is heavier. The lighter ones tend to be drier. So smaller is better.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
I was a hold out on Fitbit. "Really who needs a $100 toy to make them want to move more?" I must eat those words. My fitbit world is three weeks old and the first week I just looked to see how many steps I was taking. The next week I added 2,000 steps to the average and thought okay lets see if you can do that. I did 5 out of the 7 days. So this week I set 6,000 steps a day or 42,000 for the week.
I am here to report it is the best $100 I have spent, besides my walking shoes. I find myself looking to see how many steps I have taken through out the day. One night I walked around the block, because I hadn't hit 6,000. How could I go to bed with less than 6,000 steps.
Now I am sure any pedometer would do, just put one on and challenge yourself. It is fun way to put in some exercise and not notice you are doing it.
36,918 steps so far this week.
Goal is 42,000 for the week
9/1 - 8111
9/2 - 6028
9/3 - 6234
9/4 - 9203
9/5 - 7342 (not done for the day
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