Thursday, May 10, 2012

I bought a pedometer, and I am now tracking my steps. I read that to be healthy, we should be walking 10,000 steps a day. Since I've been walking 1-3 miles extra 4-5 times a week since January, the 10,000 step goal has been a cinch. Usually I walk 14,000 - 15,000 steps a day during my work week. Of course, consistency is IMPORTANT, so now I have a pedometer to keep me honest on those weekends when I don't want to do anything but "veg".

My job is actually fairly sedentary 80% of the time, but I take walk breaks, instead of coffee breaks, and I park farther away, take stairs instead of the elevator when I can, return shopping carts to the store after I've unloaded groceries into my car, pace back and forth when I'm waiting for the copier machine, fax machine, or microwave to finish, etc.

I'm also tracking my steps on America on the Move ( because I can pick a trail, and log in my steps each day, and it will show me on a map how much ground I've covered, with city names plotted out. I'm currently navigating the Pacific trail from Mexico through California to Canada. It's pretty neat! There's also a Step Diet forum on SparkPeople! Anyone want to join me on my trek across the globe?
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    can you friend me, I want to join you in the walk thingey.. I purchased a fitbit activity tracker and am loving it. My goal is 15,000 each day. So far so good.
    2868 days ago
    WooHoo!!! You go girl! That is an awesome goal! You can do it!!!
    3284 days ago
    What an awesome goal! You GO, GIRL!!!!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3286 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.