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Uping my Spark to 10,000

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I have a horribly sedentary life the last six years. I have 40 pounds of weight gain in that time to show for it too. When I've started getting more steps in it was a challenge to get 5000 a day and the same was true recently as well wen I bought my Spark. I immediately set the goal to 5000 and I don't hit it everyday, but I do better. Lately I have been getting into the 6000 or 9000 range when I do well though.

I was reading some other posts and it clicked in my head that it's time to change the goal. I won't reach it everyday, but on the days I do it will feel incredible! So here I go with my new goal today. So far 6700 steps in today so I know upping it from my 5000 is the right choice at the right time. I can definitely do this. I want to make it to 10000 one day this week for starters.
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MEMKEEPR 1/21/2014 9:03PM

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NHES220 1/21/2014 7:00PM

    Good for you and you can build up to it. The studies say that 10,000 steps a day is the key to lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and lowering your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. So that is some pretty good incentive right there! I have my Fitbit and I go for 10,000-12,000 steps per day. Even if I finish up walking in place in front of the TV at night to gt them in!

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PROUDNM1987 1/21/2014 6:47PM

    I find myself jogging in place a lot..Lol..hey it is still moving and it counts as steps!!! You can do it!!! emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 1/20/2014 12:11AM

    That is a great goal! Way to push yourself! emoticon emoticon

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CATTUTT 1/19/2014 9:40PM

    Good luck meeting that goal, you can do it!

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ECCOVISION1 1/19/2014 9:32PM

    Go for it! You can do it! emoticon

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EOSTAR_45 1/19/2014 9:14PM


I upped mine too. And I don't always get to my goal especially on the days when I am not @ work, but it challenges me. And I love those glow getter awards!:-)

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