Saturday, October 17, 2009
Today has been an important day in terms of many things. Buying a pedometer for 5$ at Target was one of the best investments in my health I have ever made. It is giving me a constant goal to strive for. Yesterday I was unsure of what a tangible goal was for steps taken in a day, because well...honestly...I was anxious to get it out of the package and cut right through the instruction guide/information book it came with. Yesterday my goal was 7,500 because that seemed do-able. But even after going for a few brisk walks around the block and running errands, I only made it to 6,500. Today I vowed to make it to my goal, it was a work day so I figured it would be a bit easier. I got up early for work and took the dog for a walk, keep in mind I have a toy poodle, so walks typically can't be further than a mile. I worked on my feet all day, making sure to pace, as well as to make extra unnecessary trips when carrying stacks of things. I don't know why but lately, after being sick for what seems like a week, I have been bursting with energy. Perhaps this energy is due to my healthy diet and water consumption? After I got home from work the weather was so wonderful (65 degrees, sunny with a slight wind, it even smelled like Autumn) I decided to take the poodle on another walk. Before I knew it i had taken 11,500 steps!!! Talk about motivation for being active, working hard at your job, and bonding with you dog! I walked almost 6 miles today, with little effort! I am not weighing myself daily any more because knowing that I am being healthy and seeing the difference on my body is a bigger reward and of greater satisfaction.