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3/2/11 12:49 A

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Hi and welcome to the Team! If you have exercised in a while, you should start out slow and gradually work your way up. Have fun and enjoy the walks. emoticon

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3/1/11 9:11 P

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Thank you all for the warm welcome !
The first two days with the pedometer I did about 5000 steps a day. The next two I did about 9,500 steps each day. This included Curves and Curves Zumba and a 3 mile walk each day. Right now my knees are letting me know that I am over doing it! I am going to take it easier tomorrow. Too much too quickly isn't working for me. I should have read your advice about increasing more slowly before I doubled my steps. Ouch! emoticon

Margie
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Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." -Plato


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3/1/11 3:15 P

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Welcome to our team!
My pedometer is my best friend! Like LMMIMI I also place my pedometer the first thing in the morning and it is the last thing I take off in the evening. Watching those steps add up is very motivational and keeps me honest. Good luck and keep on moving!

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2/28/11 5:32 P

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emoticon to the team and you will be amazed at how motivating that little pedometer can be. It will keep you accountable and encourage you to add just a few more steps each day. Have fun and work at it daily.
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GLASSYJEN Posts: 2,006
2/28/11 2:51 P

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Hi and welcome!! I started wearing a pedometer and it makes me strive for the 10000 steps because before I had no idea how many steps I took in a day. It really makes me push myself!!

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2/28/11 2:24 P

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emoticon and emoticon to the team Margie!!!

Jude:)
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2/28/11 1:17 P

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WELCOME!!!

BECAUSE I wear a pedometer, I AM pushed to get my 10,000 steps. BEFORE I never even though about it. But is is NOT easy to do, it is a challenge but a GOOD ONE for sure!

MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)

"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."


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2/28/11 12:38 P

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Welcome. Increasing steps 200-300 per week is a good goal. You don't want to burn out while trying to get fit. I find that wearing a pedometer and walking is a great way to get activity and not burn out. Adding a little in the evening or morning is a great way to increase your steps.

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Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
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You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
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2/28/11 12:19 P

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Welcome to the team!

"When I first started running, I was so embarrassed, I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers."
Joan Benoit Samuelson
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LMMIMI's Photo LMMIMI SparkPoints: (77,812)
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2/28/11 11:18 A

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I put my pedometer on the first thing in the morning and take it off when I go to bed. Because I am not as active as some, I try to count every step I take. Good luck and just keep walking. emoticon emoticon

Lois - Minnesota

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Love wasn't put in your heart to stay - Love isn't love until you give it away.


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MARGIEH0104's Photo MARGIEH0104 SparkPoints: (8,001)
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2/28/11 11:13 A

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Hi, I just purchased a pedometer and started wearing it 2 days ago. I seem to get to around 5,000 steps either with using the treadmill also or having a busy day like yesterday with freezer and dryer repair and walking much more than usually.

I would like to increase my steps and I think this might be a good way to get encouragement !

Looking forward to meeting you all! emoticon

Margie
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"Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come" unknown

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." -Plato


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