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shaking things up


Saturday, January 19, 2013

one of the tips i read here on SP was the need to shake things up, to keep things fresh. especially when you are in maintenance - it would be so easy to slip back to old habits so perhaps it is even more important to replace with new ones. for some people shaking things up may involve joining a gym, or taking a different class. for others, trying something new like bicycling or swimming.

for me shaking things up has meant adding the fitibt to our lives - i love my electronics, and this one is so cute and little - and makes it so easy to do just a little bit more... when i first started using it, i checked it against my garmin, and found it was pretty accurate. and yesterday we managed 15,000 steps (6.5 mles) before lunch - and a second walk made it our first 25,000 step day - and over 10 miles! on a slow day (or busy day, with little time for walking), we still manage about 8000 steps.

it helps that we are living a lifestyle conducive to walking. we are on molokai, a sleepy hawaiian island, and most of the time don't have access to a car. so walking to the beach is a 5 miler round trip. adding anything to that - and there are the miles. and we live at the top of a hill right now, so any walk (or run, when we finally get back to running after the cold that gripped us before we left WA) ends with 20 or 30 flights of stairs, depending. we've already walked just a little bit more to round off the day at a nice round number.

and how can you not want to walk when it looks like this?!



or this:



so we're shaking things up, and putting one foot in front of the other. no slipping back to old habits here..
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BOOKAPHILE 1/20/2013 11:17PM

    Love my fitbit, too! Enjoy every minute in that lovely place!

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/20/2013 6:20PM

    What a fabulous place and lovely photos!
Enjoy yourselves you are doing great with all those Miles! emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 1/20/2013 6:12PM

    This is such a glorious place . . . you'd want to be outside in it all the time!! Gotta think seriously about a fitbit, yeah!!

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SUZANNE65203 1/19/2013 10:57PM

    I just got a fitbit last week after years of using a very simple pedometer. I must say that I love it. I love how it syncs with my phone so I can keep track of the steps each day. So cute.

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WALKING_WONDER 1/19/2013 2:28PM

    I haven't broken down and got a Fitbit yet. I'm still debating it. The one I have now works fine, so...... How do you like yours? Can I live with you in Hawaii? It looks beautiful. I can leave hubby at home...- lol!!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/19/2013 12:29PM

    I love electronics too, but living on a Hawaiian island has to be the best natural high, even without a gadget. Beautiful pictures! Before your posts all I knew about Molokai was from history class (the leper colony?).

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MAMADWARF 1/19/2013 12:24PM

    We did a roof for a good friend on Molokai! It is defiantly sleepy but so gorgeous. We had a great time while staying there. He had a huge house on the hill above the ocean and it was amazing!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/19/2013 12:16PM

    Shake-shake-shake... shake your life up! Woo-hoo!

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ROXYZMOM 1/19/2013 12:12PM

    Thanks! I need to change things up a bit.



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CELLISTA1 1/19/2013 11:19AM

    Is there a "dry side" and a "wet side" to Molokai? I once spent a summer on the Big Island - on the wet side! It rained 5 times a day.

This looks beautiful and I'm awed by your number of steps!!!

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/19/2013 11:15AM

    Keep on keeping on!!!

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JSALERNO 1/19/2013 10:54AM

    I ADDED MORE EXERCISE BUT CAN'T CHANGE TYPES TOO MUCH UNTIL IT WARMS UP.

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DOGLADY13 1/19/2013 10:46AM

    Thanks for adding the picture. What a treat to live so close to such a gorgeous view.

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DOGLADY13 1/19/2013 10:35AM

    It's so easy to walk with the surroundings are beautiful. You must enjoy it so much. You should post pictures.

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