November 07, 2007

WFMW backwards day - increasing exercise?

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My goal this whole year has been to increase my exercise.

I go to a dance class twice a week (well, that's the aim) but some weeks I don't even make it there so when I saw a pedometer, I thought it was a great idea to keep track of the steps I walk every day. Especially since I'm not lazy about walking.

I bought this one when we were in Cape Town and you know how easy it is to walk when you're on holiday somewhere. REALLY EASY.

Just to give you some examples...
1. I bought my one at about 10.30 and put it straight on and STILL walked 13 500 steps that day. We were at the Waterfront and we went to Canal Walk (HUGE shopping centre) so that helped.
2. Even the next day when we did a lot of driving, I still clocked up about 7500 steps

Since I've been home, I've been really battling. Yesterday I walked about 3500 and Monday was a bit better with around 5000.

Remember, the aim is 10 000 steps a day!

So my question to all you bright people is, how can I increase my daily steps? I do take the stairs wherever I can!

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Suzanne said...

I know! I know! As lazy as I am, I actually park as far away as possible from establishments I go to...within reason. But it helps! Try that my motivated little friend.

Andi said...

i've used a pedometer & was also shocked at how little i walked. the only thing i can say is you have to be very intentional. i never got up to 10,000 unless i took my son on a very, very long walk every day! the little things i did every day added up to 5000-7000 steps, but i never got to 10,000 without real walking being involved.