Tease me if you want, Phil did, but I went and bought myself a pedometer. It started when we went to the PGA Championship at Kiawah and we received our free pedometers thanks to the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. We had so much tracking all the steps and steps we took that day on the golf course and then we started tracking our steps the following week. It was cool! Only problem was the reset button on it was too easy to accidentally hit so we kept resetting our steps during the day. Frustrating!
So I went on Amazon and bought myself a pedometer!
Okay, so I already know I’m active doing workouts 5-6 times a week but I also have a desk job. A desk job in which my bum gets smushed all day long and I wonder if I’m moving enough. Ideally I’d love to walk 10,000 steps a day and get my workout in because then I’d feel like I’m getting my proper *move* on.
This new pedometer is cool. Very lightweight and because it has a tri-axis sensor, it doesn’t have to be exactly over your hip like old pedometers. In your pocket, around your neck, on the hip, in a bag, wherever it’s on you works. I forget it’s even there. Best of all, it doesn’t have a reset button so I can’t accidentally erase all my hard work.
Nice part was I found out I’m moving more than I thought, over 8,000 steps a day, but now i’m determined to get at least that extra 2,000 steps. After all, it’s much easier to quantify my workouts than to quantify if I’m getting enough daily regular movement in. I figure I can only do so much sweating to get my daily burn in, I need to also optimize my other opportunities to burn calories.
Also, I’m still obsessed over this middle age sitting in a chair bum bum spread thing. Just shake your head and roll your eyes at me. We all have our things.