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I got a pedometer and realize how inactive I am :(

Saturday, February 09, 2013

So, as the title says, I got a pedometer and the "bad" thing is that now I see just how really inactive I am in a day. Yikes! I looked it up to see how many steps people are supposed to take in a day.. 10,000-15,000! Well, let's just say I was nowhere near that. However, it does help put things into perspective for me. I thought I was fairly active, in the back of my mind I thought "I could do more, but I do alright" .. How wrong I was!

I think this tool will become a great help to me, even if I don't wear it every day, just letting me see how far behind I am is already a motivator!

I went to the doctor recently and she told me she wants me to try to lose around 10 lbs in 5 months (when I have to check in with her again for an unrelated matter) .. So, that's a bit of a nudge too! I think 5 months is a fairly long time, I'd love to lose twice that by then. I just have to work MUCH harder than I have been in the past.

Today I did the elliptical twice and a new exercise DVD! :)

I'm going to start being more active on this site again too, just to help keep me motivated.

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    I recently bought myself a pedometer as well - and I am struggling to reach 10,000 steps a day (well, I've fallen short of it every day so far!). I think of myself as being a pretty active person, because I don't have a car, and I'm on my feet all day at work. But the pedometer shows me that I don't do as much as I think I do! Good luck with upping your numbers.
    1901 days ago
    Outstanding. emoticon I need to become motivated again. I have been in a slump this week. I haven't been sparkin this week. Reading your blog hopefully will get me up and going again. emoticon
    1901 days ago
    Looks like you're starting to realize that numbers are neutral and not good or bad...just a starting point from which to determine your goal. Aside from exercise, maybe add in healthy foods that you actually like such as your favorite fruits and veggies--if you haven't already. I wish you the best!
    1901 days ago
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