My Christnas gift is helping me get fit.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

My daughter gave me a Fitbit for Christmas and I have been using it everyday. I started at 5000 steps as I haven't been active since the snow came. I walked 6000 steps today and did stairs at the library for 10 minutes. I found that I wasn't doing stairs well a couple weeks ago so decided to try doing more. I had a total knee in Oct 2016 and have been having trouble with stairs since.
I go to the local Price Chopper or Walmart to walk (I'm going broke from finding things I need/want on my walks).
I have been using SP to keep track of my calories and have lost only a measly 5 lbs. but I can see how good my legs feel and how strong they are getting. I'm using weights to firm up my arms as I walk around the house. Usually, I would have given up or gone back to my old routine by now but maybe I will stick with it. I'm trying a low carb diet and I still need to tweak it as I'm finding I'm eating too much fat and not enough protein. At least I'm not starving all the time.
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    Things were going well but the weather (snow, cold, bad roads) has been a problem here. I went to 3 stores yesterday to walk. I did the dollar store, Aldi and Price Chopper. I walked around and around for about 1 hour. When I looked at my Fitbit it had not moved. So, lol, I learned you have to move your arms when walking to have it track steps. Who knew?

    Todays excuse is I played games with two friends for 4 hours so didn't get many steps in. I will walk around the house from room to room to get step in tonight. I think having a bit of fun and relaxation is good for you so it wasn't a wasted day. I even won twice!
    1185 days ago
    Yesterday, my daughter and I walked at the school. She is a teacher there and we put our coats in her room and walked up and down and around the corridors for 30 to 40 minutes. I got up to over 7000 steps and got to do steps a few at a time.

    Today, we went back and her husband, daughter and 5 year old granddaughter joined us. We were there an hour but it was fun and it didn't feel like exercise even on the stairs. Of course the 5 year old ran circles around us. We were there an hour but it flew by.

    At the school we read the signs: no bullying, it doesn't cost anything to be kind, respect others, do your best. They should add : One step at a time and Every step is a step toward your goal.

    So we read them out loud and gave the 5 year old a lesson as well.
    I walked over 8300 steps so far today.
    1195 days ago
    Good for you! Dearly Beloved and I found a mall that is one mile around the inside perimeter where we walk when it is bad.
    1196 days ago
  • ESMITH731
    I love my fitbit
    1197 days ago
    emoticon one step at a time.. one day at a time
    1197 days ago
    Every step is a step towards your goal. Keep it up!
    1197 days ago
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