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January Steps Goal Exceeded

Friday, February 01, 2013


One of my new goals is to average 7,000 steps per day walking. I'm happy to share that I exceeded that goal for the first month. Yay me! Not by a lot: I was over by just 6,512 steps total for January. But, I figure that's like cramming a 32nd day of walking into January. Here's my SP steps tracking report:

I was not tracking steps previously so cannot really quantify how much of an improvement this is over say a year ago. But, an improvement it is for sure.

I use my Fitbit One to track steps and have been pretty faithful about keeping the Fitbit attached to me at all times. There was one day when I left the house without it; however, that wasn't a big walking day so it's not like I lost many steps because of that. I'm trying not to obsess over making sure I have it clipped on as soon as I get up; but, it is a little addicting.


I love this Fitbit and it definitely helps push me to get up off my butt and walk. This month, I started my training for the Flying Pig Half Marathon walk so that is certainly helping to rack up my steps. After the HM in May, I am going to have to find new motivation to make my steps goal -- will deal with that later.

How are you doing with your 2013 goals?
Do you have a steps goal?
Do you use a Fitbit or some other device, pedometer, etc. to count steps? Does it help you to walk / run more?

I hope all my Spark friends are off to a good start for 2013 in terms of your health and fitness goals. If you don't have formal goals about setting one today? Setting a goal really can help you to achieve that and more.

Have a fabulous February! I'll be back at month's end to report on my steps count again. Until then, keep on moving!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1BEACHWALKER 2/11/2013 3:42PM

    emoticon emoticon I love making goals and setting up streaks on my page!! It really helps!! emoticon

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VAILIEN1 2/7/2013 8:48PM

    Fantastic job! It really motivates me when I read of others' success stories in meeting their goals. That Fitbit seems like the right tool for the job. I'm not sure exactly what it is but I am going to look it up right after this post. Congratulations on meeting your goals and best of strength for you as you train for the half marathon!


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NEWKATHYNOW 2/2/2013 7:39PM

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JINLYNN 2/2/2013 3:48PM

    emoticon emoticon Good for you! I am impressed with all your steps!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/2/2013 8:35AM

    I love my FitBit - I have forgotten it a couple of times and I really get upset when that happens.

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MJ7DM33 2/2/2013 12:49AM

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BUFFALOKAY 2/1/2013 4:39PM

    Good for you Merle!!!

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_VALEO_ 2/1/2013 4:09PM

    Congrats! Isn't Fibit a great tool?

Time for you and Diane to catch up with me today... I've stayed in bed (I'm still in!!) the whole day, except for a short trip to the drugstore... not many steps today for me, I'm afraid!

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WIO_ALISA 2/1/2013 2:10PM

    Way to go!

I use a Striiv Pedometer. My goal for January was to average 12,000 steps a day. My average was 13,111. I love the challenges it gives to get me up and moving throughout the day.

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CINDHOLM 2/1/2013 1:14PM

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LOPEYP 2/1/2013 12:05PM

    That fabulous! Congrats to you!!
I am addicted to my fitbit too! Keep walking!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WALKINGMAMMA 2/1/2013 11:36AM

    emoticon emoticon Great blog! Wonderful job of hitting your goal!!!!! I don't have Fitbit, I just keep track of my exercise on SP. It does sound like a wonderful tool.

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