Getting in those steps

It looks like this is going to be one of those weeks. It is a struggle getting in my steps. let alone hitting my goal. I know part of my problem, other than being lazy, is the heat. I do not tolerate the heat well and it has been almost 90 out every day so far this week. As a kid I used to get really sick when it was too hot out. I have slightly grown out of it, but I still hate it.
It really also doesn't help that not only am I working to get all those duct tape flowers made, but a new exspansion pack for the Sims 3 came out this week. So I am addicted to getting as much game time in as I can! It also doesn't help that neither my husband or I are morning people so we don't end up getting into work until the last possible minute and with our overtime we don't get out until late. It leaves little time to do much of anything else, which is why I am struggling to do everything with limited time.
Like right now i know i will get at least 10,000 steps in today so i am not worried about that. But I am sitting here trying to decide if i want to spend the little time i have tonight making flowers or playing Sims! There needs to be more hours in the day for fun!

~ current daily steps: 3369

Location:Thea Dr,Harrisburg,United States


Weekend blahs

Well the weekend did not go so well for counting steps. Saturday I just plain forgot to put my fitbit on. Could be because it fell under my bed an I forgot about it. Then Sunday I just didn't do much in the way of walking since I was trying to recover from all the activity of the previous three days. Today is another story. It may be off to a slow start, but I am determined to get back on track.
This next month is going to be crazy. My brother is getting married in a month and I have a lot I duct tape flowers to get making. I have a set schedule for the flowers that I will have to stick to. Plus I have other terms to make as well. It should be interesting to see how well I fit all this extra work in with making sure I get my steps in each day!

~ current daily steps: 1350

Location:Thea Dr,Harrisburg,United States



6/15/13 steps


~ current daily steps: 7,123

Numbers don't lie

It really is amazing to see my progress in terms of numbers. Since I purchased my fitbit on January 6, 3013 I have tracked the following:

Lifetime steps: 879,955

Lifetime distance: 392.47 miles

It is crazy to see those numbers. Especially knowing that they could be much lower if it weren't for my having purchased the fitbit. I never used to take as many steps a day as I do now. Owning the fitbit has really made me more active. I highly recommend it!!

~ current daily steps: 6922

Location:Harrisburg,United States


5/10/13 steps

Well I guess it all depends on how you look at it. If I were to count m steps right up until bed, then I ended up with 12,521. Which would mean I hit my goal. However my fitbit resets at midnight, which means I ran out of time and only got in 12,336 steps. I could have hit my goal before midnight had I not miscalculated and thought my goal was 12,250. Oh well, it is a brand new day!

~ current daily steps: 185

Location:Harrisburg,United States


Weekend steps

Friday 6/7/13: 10,133
Saturday 6/8/13: 5,548
Sunday 6/9/13: 6,945

~ current daily steps: 2,051

Location:Thea Dr,Harrisburg,United States



After looking back on my steps for the last month or so I have come to the realization that getting in 10,000 steps a day is not really much of a challenge for me anymore. It is time to kick it up a bit. So today I have reset my goal to 12,500 steps a day.
I should note that that goal is primarily for during the week. I am not running around as much on the weekend so my goal for those days is half of a regular day.
So here's to getting more steps in!
~ current daily steps: 2,411

Location:Harrisburg,United States

6/7/13 Steps


~current steps: 1,554


The Grandest Intentions

I did happen to mention I am lazy, right? Ok just making sure. Not that you couldn't tell since it has been SIX MONTHS since my last post. That's not to say that I have done nothing in all that time. Back in January, with some Christmas money, I picked up a Fitbit for myself. Now I do have to say that seeing the number of steps you take a day can be a motivator. When I first got my Fitbit I discovered that I was lucky if I took 2,000 steps a day. Just a smidge below the recommendation of 10,000 steps a day. So for the next couple months I started to push myself, first to get 5,000 a day and then on to 7,500 steps. I admit that I struggled. A lot! Then I started using my breaks and lunch at work to walk. Very quickly my goal was moved to 10,000 a day. After hitting that goal almost every day these last couple I months I see a new goal on the horizon. It is no longer such a struggle to get to 10,000 steps, so in the coming days it will be time to set a new goal. I have impressed even myself! I honestly don't know that I would be doing all this walking now if I had not bought the Fitbit. It has been a great motivator for me. So much so that on those days where I am close I make myself do more to ensure that I hit my goal. But the best days are the ones where I don't even have to try, it just happens!

Now that I am trying to so more, let's hope the blog starts to see more attention too!!

~ current daily steps: 5635

Location:Harrisburg,United States