Saturday, August 07, 2010
Somewhere around the end of May, I started using the Pedometer on my iPod Nano (the newest one, 5th generation). I LOVE it. The thing I like the best is the history. My old pedometer kept 7 days, this thing keeps every day of every month and actually keeps a record of each specific segment or walk tracked that day - minutes, steps, start and end time, calories. I did compare it to the pedometer in the beginning and it's pretty much on target with the pedometer.
I'd missed having a pedometer, but what I didn't realize is how much those little segments add up. I don't count every step, all day long. I count what I call my non-standard steps. I count walking to my car and from the car to the office (I can't park right in front of my door, so it's a little walk), I count the mid-day walks at work; when I go to the mall; when I shop at outdoor malls with lots of different stops. Those steps that aren't part of my average day. And, most days it's anywhere from 80 - 300 calories from walking. Add this to my cardio or yoga workouts and it rounds out the week nicely.