Friday, December 10, 2010
Walk This Way
A couple of years ago, when I was still working, I wore a pedometer for a few months, lost it & didn't replace it. At that time, I was averaging about 3,000-4,000 steps per day. With a desk job & no work out plan in sight, that doesn't seem too surprising.
On Saturday, I purchased a new pedometer on a whim. Though I scoff at all of the celebrity moms that coyly say, "Oh, I just stay in shape by chasing after my kids," I have to admit that it certainly doesn't hurt. I'm sure also involved in the increase is the fact that I have lost weight & thus gained energy...a sort of positive vicious circle. Since Saturday, my step average is about 8,000, not counting work outs. Who knew?!?
It's a fun game to see if I can increase my step count over the prior day & I like having a way to quantify my daily activity outside of working out. I'd like to see my average for a week above 10,000, a good goal to help me on with my looming goal for "Overweight in '08."
Definitely a good impulse buy. Now, if only the DVD copy of "Undercover Brother" were that useful.