Friday, January 28, 2011
My Husband got me a pedometer last year and I started wearing it when I took my 30 min. walk each day. I was surprised at how many steps I took in just 30 min. and decided to make 10,000 steps a day my goal. Even when I wore the pedometer all day around the house, I could only get to 10,000 steps on days when I Jazzercised, walked, went shopping, vacuumed and hung laundry outside. Wearing my pedometer has changed my whole attitude about walking. Now I park farther away from the store so I can get in more steps between the car and the store. As the weather warms up, I'll increase my walk to 40 min. and put more hills in my walk. As I walk, I sing songs to myself to keep the rhythm going and even made up one today. Here it is : (to the tune of Marching to Pretoria)
I am wearing my pedometer, pedometer, pedometer
Oh, I am wearing my pedometer, each step I take will count.
I like walking. You like walking. So we will count our steps, so we will count our steps.
I like walking. You like walking. So we will count our steps as we walk
Step by step we reach our goals. So we will celebrate, So we will celebrate as we walk along
Step by step we reach our goals. So we will celebrate as we walk along (chorus)
Up the hills and down the hills, we're building our muscles, building our muscles, building our muscles.
Up the hills and down the hills, we're building our muscles as we walk along. ( Chorus)