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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Well, I just wanted to check in. I've been too busy to blog lately. I have been doing very well on my Fitbit. I walked my 10,000 steps plus some every day. I am staying within the bounds of my calories and I am seeing good progress.

I've measured and am losing inches in my legs and waist. I feel much stronger.

I am also noticing that my attitude is better toward exercise. I have always hated it. It is still not my favorite thing but I am finding I don't let myself make excuses. I missed one day because of tendonitis but there were other days that I just wanted to give myself the day off and didn't.

On the days I just don't want to walk, I do a quick 30 minutes which usually gives me about 3000 steps. Then I talk myself into just a little bit more and before you know it I am up to the 10,000 and feel very satisfied with myself.

It is true that walking is good for you. Before I bought my Fitbit I only walked about 20 minutes a day and I wasn't seeing any results. Since starting to do the 10,000 steps I can visibly see the difference in my body and feel my muscles in my stomach in particular. I wasn't expecting this.

Now I find myself finding ways to add steps. I'm a multi tasker and have always tried to save steps, so this is big for me.

I know I have lost weight but don't know how much. I have another 5 weeks or so over here in KZ so I suspect I will manage a few more before going home. I will be very excited to see my scale I think.

Happy walking everyone
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    1909 days ago
    Got in a lot of exercise does make you feel better!! Keep Sparkin'!!
    1910 days ago

    I have toyed with the idea of asking DD for a fitbit for my birthday which is right around the corner, in the middle of January. I usually do not get enough exercise in the winter, and that is when I put on the weight. Do you go outside and walk or in side? Or a combination? It is snowing here! A lot different than last year, when we hardly got any snow at all in southern New York. I read a snippet on here yesterday about walking in the snow and ice. My good boots are not that good for exercise; they have a 2-in. heel and tiny soles. My big boots are clodhoppers and weigh me down!! So then there is my sneakers, hoping that people have shoveled their sidewalks. I'm finding excuses, I know. Let me know how you handle this. emoticon
    1910 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    You're doing much better than I would if I were in a foreign country or without workout buddies to keep me going! Keep up the good work!
    1910 days ago
    That's great! I got a fitbit for Christmas and I find myself trying to make those steps. Good job!
    1910 days ago
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