Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I had started to track my steps at the first of the year when my daughter gave me a pedometer. But on the 29th of January I fell directly on my right knee that was already having problems. So needless to say I was pretty limited on my activity and quit keeping track it was too depressing to see what little I could do at that time. Now I have joined a virtual walk through the Rocky Mountains and started today to keep track of my steps before the actual walk starts on September 4th. So far I have walk 3,649 steps most of it done while out to Walmart for just a few things and Costco for the same. I also tracked how many steps up our ramp and deck it is out of curiosity it was 62 steps alone. Most people just walk up to their porch and walk in but I have a son in a wheelchair so we have to go up the ramp and then backtrack a little bit to our front door. Which is ok more exercise without thinking about it. I was surprised at how many steps I have taken so far as I didn't think I was even that active since my knee bothers me about 95% of the time. My day is not over yet I still have more to do so the steps will keep counting up.
I'm going to be tracking my steps no matter how little I do or don't do it all adds up at the end of the day. I know that today I have surpassed 3,000 but a lot of that was out running around. My new goal is to track all my steps I go walk the treadmill tomorrow so we will see how far I'm able to go and exactly how many steps there are in 8 minutes of walking 1.8 mph. Then we go to the gym on Thursday to workout and I'm actually excited about that now that I'm keeping track of my steps again.