Thursday, December 30, 2010

A few thousand steps at a time ...

Over the three months of the OptiFit program I've learned alot. And re-learned even more. The road to getting fit, figuratively, is really quite literal. In mid-December I bought myself an early Christmas present ... a pedometer. My husband measured my stride and set it up for me. What I've discovered in the past two weeks is that in the course of my regular day I average just over 4,000 steps. What that means is that I have to get moving and build that up to closer to 10,000 steps a day. I lead a somewhat sedentary life, sitting in front of a computer writing or standing in front of a microphone talking. I'm adding activities to the twice a week strength training at OptiFit and am more conscious of where I park in parking lots, choosing now to park further away from my destination to rack up steps. A competitive person by nature, I want to "win" this numbers game. My New Years resolution for 2011 ... maintain forward motion!


  1. I'm a goal oriented person, and my new goal is to keep up with you!

  2. I'm so glad you're open to grabbing the first parking spot at the end of the lot. This will shave a good 10 min off of your shopping trips as you used to circle forever looking for the spot closest to the front door! Yay! That's literally a step in the righ direction Mother. :-)


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