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Walking to Become Fit

Monday, September 10, 2012

About 2 months ago, I began using a pedometer again and found that I had a hard time getting 10,000 steps a day. When I worked, I walked all around a large building (with steps), meeting with people instead of talking with them on the phone. 10,000 was easy then. To help me reach my daily walking goals now, I decided to start walking outside each day. There is a large park near the house and I began morning half-hour walks. I then discovered a path along a creek and I mapped out a new 2 1/4 mile route. The other day I even walked for 4 miles - just exploring a new area. I really enjoy getting out now - seeing all the animals and saying "hi" to folks that I happen to pass. Where I used to have trouble reaching my goal, I rarely get under 12,000 steps now and usually it is 15,000 or more. It is amazing the progress you can make by just "getting out and doing it." You not only get a sense of accomplishment, but you start actually enjoying the activity!

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    Excellent blog; I have a hard time reaching my goal of 10,000 some days and appreciate all your great suggestions! emoticon
    1476 days ago
    Walking is difficult for me due to arthritis, but I am working on it. Thanks for the ideas.
    1489 days ago
  • MOM23JS
    Great job!!! Not just great for the body but the mind always enjoys these walks too!!

    1499 days ago
  • NWFL59
    Excellent! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I too 'visit' several different areas to vary the scenery, people I meet and the walk experience in general. It definitely helps me keep moving. I still spend way too much time in the sitting position either using my computer, watching TV or doing some drawing project. emoticon
    1502 days ago
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    my sister walks 15,000 steps a day at 63 years old and has lost 105 pounds.

    i gave up grain and sugary products and have lost 44 pounds at age 60.

    we are both still loosing weight until we reach our goal

    1503 days ago
    Fantastic, absolutely fantastic! I somewhat understand where you are coming from. Each day at work I average 8000 to 10000 steps, on this past weekend I reached a high of 3000 yesterday. It was tough!

    Good for you on getting out, exploring and hitting those 10000 plus numbers. Keep up the great work!
    1503 days ago
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