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Uping my Spark to 10,000

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I have a horribly sedentary life the last six years. I have 40 pounds of weight gain in that time to show for it too. When I've started getting more steps in it was a challenge to get 5000 a day and the same was true recently as well wen I bought my Spark. I immediately set the goal to 5000 and I don't hit it everyday, but I do better. Lately I have been getting into the 6000 or 9000 range when I do well though.

I was reading some other posts and it clicked in my head that it's time to change the goal. I won't reach it everyday, but on the days I do it will feel incredible! So here I go with my new goal today. So far 6700 steps in today so I know upping it from my 5000 is the right choice at the right time. I can definitely do this. I want to make it to 10000 one day this week for starters.
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    1583 days ago
  • NHES220
    Good for you and you can build up to it. The studies say that 10,000 steps a day is the key to lowering blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and lowering your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. So that is some pretty good incentive right there! I have my Fitbit and I go for 10,000-12,000 steps per day. Even if I finish up walking in place in front of the TV at night to gt them in!
    1583 days ago
  • PROUDNM1987
    I find myself jogging in place a lot..Lol..hey it is still moving and it counts as steps!!! You can do it!!! emoticon
    1583 days ago
    That is a great goal! Way to push yourself! emoticon emoticon
    1585 days ago
    Good luck meeting that goal, you can do it!
    1585 days ago
    Go for it! You can do it! emoticon
    1585 days ago
  • EOSTAR_45

    I upped mine too. And I don't always get to my goal especially on the days when I am not @ work, but it challenges me. And I love those glow getter awards!:-)

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    1585 days ago
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