I’m going to take 1,000,000 steps in the next three months! That’s right, one MILLION steps! In THREE months! That’s about 11,000 steps a day. About 1500 LESS than I need to meet the “walk to lose weight” goal of 12,500 steps a day.
Oh my word – I’m throwing a lot of numbers at y’all there, aren’t I?
I finally found a pedometer that I’m not only happy to have, but THRILLED to have. I’ve gone through 4 or 5 before now. Most of them would register steps that I didn’t take. Every time I went over a bump while sitting in the car, every time I stood up or sat down, and have mercy if I actually dropped it. Which I’ve been known to do. And NONE of them was designed to be carried in my pocket.
Until I found the one I have now. It’s the Omron HJ-112 and it’s WONDERFUL! I only logs actual steps that I take. I know this because I dropped it today and it didn’t register ANY of the bumping around as it skipped across the kitchen floor. I can wear it on a lanyard around my neck, put in my purse or my pocket, or clip it on my belt. But since I don’t wear a belt, ever, and I don’t carry my purse everywhere I go every second of every day, and I’m not known to wear a lanyard, I just stick it in my pocket.
Before breakfast, I’d already registered 2,000 steps! I’m trying my hand at keeping track of all my steps on WalkerTracker.com so that I can actually know when I’m meeting my goal and when I’m not. I think 10,000 steps averages out to about 5 miles a day. I always KNEW that I got a bunch of exercise chasing 4 kiddos around all day. Now I’ll know exactly how much I walk in an average day.