For Christmas Hubs and I got Fitbit Flex’s. The idea being we’d not forget to take a pedometer that is on our wrist. We’ve been enjoying weekly challenges with my sister – who can walk the most M-F (not me is the answer!) – and other fun incentives. It really has shown me how sedentary I am and motivated me to move.
As you all probably know by now, the daily walking goal for most people is 10,000 steps. I wanted to work up to that so I set my goal lower. When you meet your goal, the bracelet vibrates and the lights blink in a pattern. For the past few days, I’d get out of bed, shuffle to the kitchen and get coffee and my bracelet would start to celebrate. I knew I hadn’t reached my goal so I thought maybe my bracelet’s time was off or something.
Since it’s raining today, I plugged it in to charge and headed to my dashboard. Somehow my goal was set for 45 steps!! No problem! I can obviously do that within 5 mins of waking up! LOL
So, I’m back on track now! For those who want to know – on my own, I’m only walking 3000 steps. So my first goal was 4000 and now I’m at 5,000 steps. My ultimate goal is 10,000. But just as I can’t run a 5k without training and working up to that goal, I can’t do that right now without working up to it!