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Thursday, August 12, 2010

One step at a time

So, I decided to start wearing a pedometer daily again. I had been trying to start a walking regime in the mornings again, and have been hit or miss. A friend of mine wears a pedometer every day which I had forgotten till Matt found it on her belt and wanted to play with it one day. I remember hearing that those who wear pedometers are more active because it makes them more aware of it, which is definitely the case for me. When the "step" programs were popular a while back I know they said 10k steps a day to maintain your weight, so I was curious how I do with that, while chasing my toddler. I don't hit 10k every day but I do pretty well as long as I get at least a 15 min. walk in. If I don't get the walk in I get just over halfway there. Since I'm back up to the heaviest weight I've ever been before, I need to get serious about losing it as I don't want to trend higher. So far I've been down a few pounds, but not consistently on the scale. So, I really like the routine it helps to wear the pedometer with, and it definitely makes me think more about being active.


Susan Z said...

I always wanted to get a pedometer and see how much I walked while I was teaching. Right now I seem to have done okay during June but then July came along. I am definitely noticing that I have not been walking as much since I have not had to go to campus to work. I also know that we have had record heat and humidity and that I can understand why people from the South have some of the highest rates of obesity and laziness....I sure don't want to be outside.

Ann in NJ said...

I second the heat and humidty as a disincentive. We have a treadmill in the basement and JC and I have been (intermittently) using it this summer. It is just too hard to walk outside, sometimes even very early morning is already too uncomfortable. I don't deal well with humidity. Let us know how the pedometer works as an incentive. I've wondered about that too.

ooolia said...

Me, three. I've often thought that I walk a lot, but have never measured it. Maybe it's the scientist in me that needs to measure and confirm.

I don't have heat and humidity to complain about, but I've been lazy this month. I'm hoping that when school starts next week, I'll get back into a routine.