I have found since I began wearing a step counter that I do move around more. I make extra trips, take the long way, etc. Yesterday I made 19,000 steps, including my workout. I think I have finally broken through my plateau and begun moving in the right direction again.
This seems to be one of the best motivational tools for keeping me moving that I have ever tried.
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Failing to make 10,000 steps a day was a bit discouraging until I realized that I hadn't attained a smaller goal of 5,000 steps. I reset my pedometer from 10,000 to 5,000 and four days after reaching 5,000 steps consecutively, I hit 10,000!!! Bottom line is: I try not to make my goals unattainable.
A pedometer is all that's necessary here, and remembering that if giant steps aren't working, there's always the baby steps to fall back on!
From the time I get out of bed in the morning until the time I go to bed at night I wear a pedometer. Sometimes I forget to take it off when I go to bed, DH says it's so I get all the steps from sleepwalking counted. My goal is to get 10,000 steps per day. I am lost without my trusty Omron pedometer.
This is the pedometer I have and love, Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software. I got it from Amazon.com.
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