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I got a pedometer and realize how inactive I am :(

Saturday, February 09, 2013

So, as the title says, I got a pedometer and the "bad" thing is that now I see just how really inactive I am in a day. Yikes! I looked it up to see how many steps people are supposed to take in a day.. 10,000-15,000! Well, let's just say I was nowhere near that. However, it does help put things into perspective for me. I thought I was fairly active, in the back of my mind I thought "I could do more, but I do alright" .. How wrong I was!

I think this tool will become a great help to me, even if I don't wear it every day, just letting me see how far behind I am is already a motivator!

I went to the doctor recently and she told me she wants me to try to lose around 10 lbs in 5 months (when I have to check in with her again for an unrelated matter) .. So, that's a bit of a nudge too! I think 5 months is a fairly long time, I'd love to lose twice that by then. I just have to work MUCH harder than I have been in the past.

Today I did the elliptical twice and a new exercise DVD! :)

I'm going to start being more active on this site again too, just to help keep me motivated.

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    I recently bought myself a pedometer as well - and I am struggling to reach 10,000 steps a day (well, I've fallen short of it every day so far!). I think of myself as being a pretty active person, because I don't have a car, and I'm on my feet all day at work. But the pedometer shows me that I don't do as much as I think I do! Good luck with upping your numbers.
    1294 days ago
    Outstanding. emoticon I need to become motivated again. I have been in a slump this week. I haven't been sparkin this week. Reading your blog hopefully will get me up and going again. emoticon
    1294 days ago
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    Looks like you're starting to realize that numbers are neutral and not good or bad...just a starting point from which to determine your goal. Aside from exercise, maybe add in healthy foods that you actually like such as your favorite fruits and veggies--if you haven't already. I wish you the best!
    1294 days ago
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