It's been one of my best motivators.. now I routinely park at the back of parking lots, enter malls from the farthest point from my destination, walk down my school's halls during passing periods...
And I have not missed my 1 mile planning period walk on a single school day since October 21. My husband is equally happy with his... he hit his first 25,000 step trophy yesterday with a 9 mile walk with our dog on top of his normal routines... the dog collapsed in deep sleep when they got home!
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Pounds lost: 14.2
Fitness Minutes: (111,984) Posts: 7,458 2/15/13 10:56 A
My daily step count is usually around 5,000 and I have nothing stopping me from moving more (other than myself!). It's great to be motivated, but it's important to take things slowly. If you overdo it and hurt yourself, then your step count will be really low.
I am continually amazed at by how active some people are, though. It's awesome, and I aspire to be like them!
I agree with the others. This is not about competing with others. It is about finding ways to add more activity to your own day and competing with yourself. Find little ways to add an extra flight of stairs, find little ways to add 100 more steps. Set your own goals and reach for them. I personally love how my Fitbit is making me think about my own activity and inspiring me to more move.
Pounds lost: 14.4
Fitness Minutes: (199,470) Posts: 3,837 2/14/13 12:29 A
BIGTHINKER_HD & KIMBERLY19732; I started out doing 5 to 6 thousand steps a day, and I built up from there by adding a 100 steps or an extra 1000. I am out to compete with myself and do as many steps as I can each day. I walk during my breaks at work, by 5:00pm if I get all three walks in, I have walked an hour before I get off work. I then never sit down after I get home, I walk in place, do the treadmill, walk a loop around my house, etc while listening to the TV or doing other things. It helps that I am an empty nester.
Don't feel small, just keep stepping for you and your own health. Compete against yourself, add an extra 25, 50 or 100 steps a day or even a week. You should congratulate yourself on doing what you can each day. Pat yourself on the back.
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Don't let those #'s discourage you! Most days my steps are around 5,000. I try to look at it this way..I'm trying to beat my own numbers. Even if I walk up the steps one more time than I would have it's good. I'm finding I *like* the cold hard numbers!
Yetserday was a record day as far as steps go-I ended up walking 4 miles in addition to grocery shopping and walking the dogs. I had 15,000 steps. It was a VERY unusual day. Now I KNOW what I have to do to get #'s like that.
The FitBit is a research tool. Just step back and look at those #'s as a scientist or doctor would :)
Fitness Minutes: (26,160) Posts: 145 2/13/13 7:36 P
I have a lot of fun with the fitbit but the number of steps the ppl do is so far beyond me. I struggle to keep the number of steps in the 6,000 range. How so many ppl can do 15,000 - over 20,000 is amazing. Looking at all these large numbers makes me feel sooo small.
I am FOCUSED on my ability to achieve my goal. I am READY to work on the skills that will enable me to attain my goal. I am ENGAGED in the decisions that will make it a reality. I WILL DO IT!!!
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What a supportive team! WOW! The first day I did great! Today I am not doing badly either; I always do better on the days I have school ( I am 50 and decided to go to college!) Part of the reason I even did that is because it is local, beautiful and I knew I would have to WALK. LOL! My FB is my best encourager. I named it GET UP! LOL!!
Thank you all SO VERY MUCH!!
Fitness Minutes: (129,698) Posts: 6,953 1/12/13 4:26 P
Welcome. Have fun with your Fitbit, but don't overdo it.
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I have the WORST left foot of anyone anywhere and can hardly walk, which is WHY I got a FITBIT.....to try to LIVE...from the inside out. I thought it might SPARK something in me, and it truly has. Just KNOWING I have it on, makes get up and walk around or go up the steps. I am going to sound like a woos; here goes: and it is going to KILL ME: 5000 Steps daily (I am usually in the upper 3000, so this will be stepping it up!) 20 flights. I have LOST MY MIND!
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