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I Am Hooked And I Won't Give It Up

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I am hooked on my pedometer! It is great. I have had pedometers in the past that would reset themselves because I would hit the button when I sat down or one that just would reset itself because it wanted to!
This one my son got for me at Christmas. It is small and smooth. To reset it, I have to hold in the button for reset.
The first few days I wore it, and since Atlanta had snow on Christmas only got a few hundred steps in. Yep, I was a couch potato big time! Then I set a goal of 5,000 steps a day. Joined a "5 Days in a Row" challenge on one of my teams. Well, now a few hundred steps was not going to cut it. I walked on the ice, I walked up and down stairs, I walked around the island in my kitchen just to get my steps in for the challenge!
Now I make 5,000 steps every day and have had 1 streak of 10,000 for 5 days! So, I decided to set up the pedometer for my personal stride length and start counting the minutes and distance that I walk each day. If I do cardio, I don't count anything but the steps. If it is a strength day or a rest day, I put in the minutes, distance and steps! Wow, what a boost to fitness minutes that was!
But because of my little pedometer, I am back down to the weight I was before the holidays started. Because of my little pedometer, my blood sugars are under control again.
I am hooked on my little pedometer and I won't give it up! It has become a part of me.
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