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75,000 steps in one day

Sunday, February 02, 2014



On the 1st of February, I decided to try and set a new personal best on my fitbit. My previous pesonal best was a little over 50,000. As you can see, I just kept moving the whole day except for a few breaks in the evening.

Obviously, this was just a one day thing to see what I could do. My real goal is consistency: trying to get 20,000 to 30,000 steps a day. I think 75,000 is the most I can do without special preparation: getting up early, preparing meals in advance, etc.

I do think my body has 100,000 in it, but I'm going to wait for longer days and warmer weather before I try.

From this experience, I have learned that many of our limitations are ones that we set up in our minds. If we refuse to listen to those negative "voices in our heads" we may surprise ourselves.

The other thing I learned is about the power of a supportive community. Yesterday, I posted on my status that I was going for a personal record. Many of you expressed your support and that really gave me extra motivation. I appreciate you all so much and draw on your strength even when the goal is one pound a week lost, rather than some sort of record. Thank you all.

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CANNIE50 3/12/2014 8:17PM

    Oh my stars! SO impressive. I felt great about getting 15,000 average until I read an article in Sports Illustrated about a former NBA coach (Don Nelson, maybe?) who retired to Hawaii and gets 20,000 steps per day nearly 365 days per year. So, I thought I needed to bump up my steps to that....until I read your blog! emoticon Well, my dogs will be thrilled with this new goal. I am subscribing to your blog because now I have to read about the 100,000 day, which is certainly coming soon emoticon

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HGSGUY 3/7/2014 9:34AM

    wow! I am catching up and was reading your blogs. That is an incredible number of steps! You are going to wear that thing out if you aren't careful! Love the Fitbit, I wore it on the cruise and am sad to say, one of the sea days I got less than 3,000 steps! It wasn't easy to get that low, but I did it!

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IMSMILEY88 2/26/2014 9:27AM

    That's terrific! And, isn't the support on SP wonderful? emoticon

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HOLLYM48 2/16/2014 7:18PM

    Wow!!!! Awesome job!

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MJ7DM33 2/12/2014 6:46PM

  WOOT! WOOT! That is AWESOME SAUCE!!!!!!!

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XXJDXX 2/10/2014 5:35AM

    This is incredible on so many levels! Walking almost 40 miles is definitely a feat. Great work, and congratulations!

It makes me wonder what more I can do to push myself.

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SPEEDYDOG 2/9/2014 10:13AM

    Hmm , than is very interesting. I was thinking of getting the Spark Activity Tracker. But I was afraid that if I did 20,000 steps, I would want to shoot for 40,000. Not is not bad.

Congratulations on your activity level.

Bruce

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PROT358 2/8/2014 7:34PM

    My goodness! This boggles my mind. And your accomplishment makes the 10,000 advice seem paltry by comparison. Very impressive!

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TERI-RIFIC 2/7/2014 8:08AM

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2013SWEETJANE 2/7/2014 7:40AM

    You have got to be in VERY good shape to do so many steps in one day! I, too, am looking forward to warmer weather to increase my outdoor walking, which is currently at zero. There is a LOT of snow and ice here, and no sidewalks in my area. So...it's indoor action only, and I find walking to nowhere on a treadmill just plain boring.

I also wanted to say THANK YOU for your faithful support for my every tiny "step" here on SparkPeople. There have been many days where "TaiChiDancer Liked This" was the only "up" in a "down" day. You're helping me just with your presence.

Have a wonderful day,

Jane

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/6/2014 2:08PM

    WOW, WOW,WOW. Simply Amazing. I battle MS, so I admire all your fancy footwork. I try as hard as I can to do 1000 steps per hour. It adds up over the day. I wish my legs could do more. Keep on stepping. emoticon

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TKADEEPBREATH 2/5/2014 8:12PM

    That is truly amazing. You should be very proud of yourself. I know all the rest of us are.

WAY TO GO! !!

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GARDENQE2 2/5/2014 1:52PM

    Absolutely AMAZING!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/5/2014 1:54AM

    Holy cow, Batman! Well done!

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/3/2014 11:04PM

    Shut the front door!!!! That is amaze balls!

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HGSGUY 2/3/2014 9:21AM

    Wow! That is a great goal come true! I am not all surprised though. You have shown over time that when you set a goal, you work very hard to achieve it. Great job!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/3/2014 9:14AM

    Wow! Best I did was some 60,000 or so, and I had to run a marathon to get to that.
You rock!

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GRAMMYEAC 2/2/2014 10:59PM

    Awesome!!!

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JANESLOSS 2/2/2014 9:57PM

    Wow! awesome job! Very excited for you!

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68ANNE 2/2/2014 9:38PM

    Woohoo
You are rocking!

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MADEIT3 2/2/2014 7:35PM

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That's about 30 miles? A lot depends on your stride, but what a lot of steps. Congrats on meeting your stretch goal!!

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IMEMINE1 2/2/2014 7:34PM

    That is so wonderful. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOMMAPAM1 2/2/2014 7:30PM

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 2/2/2014 7:01PM

    Holy Toledo! 75,000. I am in awe. You, sir, are a FitBit god. I bow to you. emoticon I know how hard I have to work to get 20,000 each day so 75,000 is incredible! emoticon

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STARTINGINLIMBO 2/2/2014 5:02PM

    Wow, that's really good!

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MOTHEPRO 2/2/2014 1:45PM

    Wow! Very impressive! Congratulations on reaching your goal!
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BRENJET 2/2/2014 1:37PM

    I'm interested in how you achieved this too! Treadmill? Long hike? Just on your feet all day? Combination? I am also interested in how you feel today. Such an impressive accomplishment!! Congrats!
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KAYOTIC 2/2/2014 1:16PM

    Great job! You are so active and it shows....I'm sure your daily step count helped you achieve this milestone. emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 2/2/2014 11:58AM

    Go for it!

Personally, my mind chooses to achieve more than my body allows it. Pushed for 7,500 steps one day and my arthritic-ridden body SCREAMED at me more than usual for days. So, my lesson learned loud and clear is that moderate, consistent physical activity is for me with intention of increasing the duration gradually.

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THINFITFEMINIST 2/2/2014 11:20AM

    I tried this myself one time and did detriment to my health overall.

To me it is what I can do consistently while operating my healthy life style in total.

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PAPACAT 2/2/2014 11:11AM

  Amazing...what an accomplishment. Cant wait to see what you do next.

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Deb

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BEATLETOT 2/2/2014 10:06AM

    I clicked "I Liked This!" because I did. =)

You are so cool. This is awesome.

You will OWN June 22nd, the longest day of the year!

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KABMPH 2/2/2014 9:45AM

    Nice work!!
Did you learn anything from achieving this one-time goal?

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INGMARIE 2/2/2014 9:20AM

    emoticon WOW emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 2/2/2014 8:56AM

    75,000 excellent work, your FitBit's battery is going to run down faster like this lol! I'm trying for over 20,000 today which will be interesting with the Super Bowl going on but I'm going to give it my best~

Did you go for a long walk outside your neighborhood or mostly round the house? That is a lot of walking, when I get close to 30,000 I get tired~

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SCHECK5 2/2/2014 8:18AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/2/2014 7:55AM

    WOW!

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