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  • Pedometer Obsession - Let's face it, it's really not an accessory!

    8 posts, 7 voices, 945 views, started Jan 20, 2010

    Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010


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      OK, I admit it. I am obsessed with my pedometer.  

      It’s just the geek in me. I love numbers and I love keeping track of progress. What a better way to do it!  

      I wear my pedometer (almost) everywhere I go. Some of my friends ridiculed me in the beginning, but now they have just given up. Ha! In fact, more and more of them have started taking to pedometers. Ha again!  

      Anyway, I read a blog yesterday about pedometer games and that reminded me that I am not making the most out of wearing this. Let’s face it, it’s really not an accessory like a belt or really cool sun glasses. So if I’m going to wear this, I should be making the most out of it, right?  

      So, the game I selected to play was: beat the day before. Every day, I’m going to try to beat the number of steps I did before. There are many ways to add pedometer steps, here are some of my favorites:  

      • Always choose the farthest parking space  
      • Walk around while on the phone  
      • Walk every aisle in the supermarket  
      • Put away laundry one item at a time  
      • Walk around (or pace) while watching TV  

      These small adjustments add up to alot of steps!  

      Its true that they say 10,000 steps is all you need. Yes, it’s all you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle! If you want to lose weight you need to do at least 12,000 steps a day.  

      Yesterday, I did 11,719 steps. And even though it is not one of my running days, I hope to beat it today.  



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