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Step challenge update

Monday, May 04, 2015

Thank you, Up24 and my sweet husband for giving me this Christmas gift!

Setting step goals and using my Up tracker are helping me have positive results. I was so surprised when I saw the alert on my iPad that I had walked 1,000,000 steps between Christmas and early April. My early struggle to average 5,000 steps a day has now reached an daily average of at least 13,000 steps and usually is closer to 15,000.

If I have a busy day, then I get those steps by using 5 or 10 minute "walking spurts." I've also started driving the car less and less. Since I live in a small town, the utility offices, medical facilities, and stores are all within 3 miles of home. Instead of driving in a circle around town or mailing payments, I deliver them in person. of course, I don't pay them all the same day, so I can get several walks to accomplish this task!

Am I seeing positive results? "You betcha!"

I feel so much better and have more energy.
My arthritic joints are not as painful and more flexible.
I have dropped 2 or 3 dress sizes.
I look forward to the daily challenge of making those step goals, and am generally more active.
Finally, the scales have moved downward over 22 pounds since Christmas.

For each person out there, I know if I can do it, emoticon
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