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One foot in front of the other

Wednesday, October 23, 2013




Yesterday I managed to get in 10,000 steps. For me this is a great, big, humungous accomplishment. I wasn't able to do it all at once or on a long walk, but broken up doing steps on and off during the day.







Ever since I got the Fitbit last year, I have been more aware of my daily steps. I try as hard as I can to get a walk in each day even when it's a struggle. When I can't get out and do as much walking due to MS, I march inside the house while watching TV off and on.








Today I will be lucky to get in 5,000 steps as I need to take it easy inbetween the 10,000 step days.









Thank goodness for MINI SPARKS.








Articles online show that short workouts through out the day are effective as long ones.









Nothing motivates me more than looking down at the Fitbit and seeing how many steps I have walked, how many fights of stairs I have climbed, how many calories I have burned. Or the crazy little Fitbit messages that say Hug me, Move it, Get up, . . . You can do it.











While on my off days I try to get in 5,000 steps a day. Several days a week I try my hardest to get 10,000 steps a day.







As hard as it is to move with chronic health issues I press on. I am so thankful to be able to move.






How many steps do you average a day?

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/25/2013 10:33AM

    That is great!!! I'm really happy for you.

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LOLABLACK69 10/25/2013 3:17AM

    One step at a time... I love it! emoticon emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 10/25/2013 12:51AM

    Loved your blog!!! I try to walk 14,000 steps a day!!!! emoticon

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IMREITE 10/24/2013 10:58PM

    healthy living can't be done by crash dieting and exercsing like crazy for only 1 month. in the short run hou may loose a lot od weight ut it is not long term healthy. Constantly sbeing active even if only 10 minute sat a time will eventually keep us fitter and healthier.

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4KWALK 10/24/2013 9:10PM

    You deserve an A+ for attitude. Truly you have spoken in such a way as to inspire many others to reach for the goal of 10000 steps per day. Thank you for this blog.

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GRACEOMALLEY 10/24/2013 3:22PM

    Aaarrrggghhh! I just ran downstairs and back up TWICE from my office and my FitBit was charging on my computer at my desk! Wonderful - as always! Keep moving! emoticon

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SEAJESS 10/24/2013 3:10PM

    Oh, you SO got me with the "forgot Fitbit" poster!

10K steps is emoticon and that's what I love about counting steps. It is SO doable, one little bit at a time. I've had nights where I walk around and around the kitchen/living room to drag myself over the top. Whatever works, right?

Once again you are inspiring me and making me laugh and smile.
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RICKI157 10/24/2013 11:26AM

    You are doing GREAT!!!!! emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 10/24/2013 10:08AM

    Every little bit helps. During the school year, I have to do shorter workouts and talk lots of short walks. I just don't have large blocks of time, unless I want to try to get by on 4-5 hours sleep, which is so unwise for me.

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MAMISHELI53 10/24/2013 8:59AM

    Even when I don't feel like doing a full workout, I'll try to do 10 or 15 minutes here and there! When I have the extra $ I think I'd like to get myself one of those pedometers!

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FUNLOVEN 10/24/2013 8:43AM

    These little gadgets are great as motivators aren't they. Even though the Spark Tracker doesn't give me prompts on the device I am still loving it and the price was the tie breaker between it and the FitBit.

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NYARAMULA 10/24/2013 1:43AM

    You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

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LJCANNON 10/24/2013 12:42AM

    emoticon Congratulations on getting your 10,000 yesterday!! I love your Quotes!! I may have to borrow some of them!!

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TOKIEMOON 10/23/2013 11:16PM

    You truly are a motivator! I admire your unwavering determination to be the best you can be, through food and walking.
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AUGUSTDRAGON 10/23/2013 10:01PM

    What an inspirational blog. I am working to increase my steps each week. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 10/23/2013 9:40PM

    Hooray for you and this is interesting too w/ good (great) pics!!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/23/2013 9:30PM

    Awesome!

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FITGRANDMA120 10/23/2013 9:25PM

    Your blog is very inspiring, keep it up my fellow sparker.

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SPARKLINGME176 10/23/2013 9:09PM

    I was just thinking of you and wondering how your blooming is coming along..... thanks for the blog...... glad you are figuring YOU out!

Sparkles,
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TEXASFILLY 10/23/2013 9:06PM

    I just love reading your blogs. You are such a wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing. emoticon BB~ emoticon

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HDHAWK 10/23/2013 9:05PM

    You're doing all you can. Way to go! This is the first day in a week I'm going to hit my 10,000. Didn't want to get on the TM tonight but I made myself do it!

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4RASCALS 10/23/2013 8:34PM

    emoticon You are doing an amazing job. You are an inspiration to all.

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KAB7801 10/23/2013 8:29PM

    I cry when I forget my pedometer!
All that work and nothing to show for it! NOT

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    You are doing great.

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    Woo Hoo You!!

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