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accountability day 3 - mindsets and 1,000 miles!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

woke up to a white world yesterday, so instead of the morning run, we went for a walk in the snow. wore the fitbit for the first time, and by the time we were home, it thought i had climbed 34 flights of stairs because of the hills in our area! i have to get used to a new mindset when it comes to fitness minutes, because the fitbit tracks everything and sends the info to spark. no more entering the mileage for the walks and runs separately. instead, it promotes the idea that any exercise is good exercise. i think that only the "fairly active" and "very active" minutes get transferred, but the more steps, the more minutes, the better. it's kind of like accepting that the galloway run walk method is the right way to go - even if you are not running the entire way, you are still running, in my case faster, happier, and healthier.

nutrition was not the best yesterday - lunch was quick leftovers from the night before, pasta with tempeh in the porcini sauce, which was fine, but by mid afternoon i came home starving and by the time i finished the mid afternoon snack, not as many calories left as i would have liked for a restaurant meal. we went to a really nice place for dinner to celebrate my birthday (i believe in celebrating all week, if not all month:-), and although i had mainly vegetables in one form or another, they must have had a fair amount of salt and/or oil, because today's weight is really up. so the focus today will be clean eating...

my ST streak continues - i like the short SP videos, did the crunchless abs. and i am still tracking miles of walking and running, and yesterday we broke the 1000 mile barrier for the year for miles walked! we have walked more, but i did not track in february at all.

december miles:
14.6 running emoticon
22.1 walking emoticon

2012 miles
572.4 running
1,003.7 walking emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLAIREINPARIS 12/9/2012 2:11PM

    The fitbit sounds wonderful! So happy you are enjoying it!

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BONIDALE 12/8/2012 5:47PM

    You have inspired me to get back on track. I really need to amp up the milage and the clean eating. emoticon

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KANOE10 12/8/2012 9:05AM

    Good for you staying on track and walking in the snow. Enjoy your tracking!

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FITFOODIE806 12/8/2012 8:19AM

    Congrats! I love watching mileage pile up.1,000 is such an accomplishment.
Glad you like the fitbit. I don't know much about them, but it sure sounds awesome!

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ROXYZMOM 12/8/2012 7:52AM

    Good for you playing it safe walking instead when it snowed. I had a friend die a couple years ago when she ran during a snowstorm and was run over by a plow truck... You do so good with your fitness! Awesome job this year!

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LEANJEAN6 12/8/2012 7:25AM

    Good for you---Keep it up- emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/8/2012 7:23AM

    Hee-hee... don't you just love statistics? Even when they change what's being measured... it's like video game or Spark points... they keep pulling you along the road!

Have a GREAT today! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STRIVER57 12/8/2012 6:19AM

    congratulations and i agree with liz about birthday celebrations.

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TORTISE110 12/8/2012 6:04AM

    Congrats on the fitbit. Bet it makes you more "aware." Be interesting to see how it goes. I admire your trying somehting new.

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LIZALOT 12/8/2012 5:59AM

    Hey well done!!! Would love to get a fitbit, but not for now... Will have to wait a while.

Congrats, and btw, birthday celebrations should now last until the next one.

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