Hooked on walking
My 2011 resolutions:
Aim for 10,000 steps per day :: Eat more fruit! :: Don’t just “take pictures” :: Say thank you more often
I’ve heard that what’s important is to keep track of *something* on a daily basis: calories, inches, weight, food diary — whatever works for you. Well, I lie on food diaries (sins of omission), I find that if I obsess over calories it kind of defeats the idea of not letting food be a bigger deal in my life than it should be, inches would take too long to see a change, and weight is good but I need something *active* to keep track of. So I bought myself a pedometer a couple of weeks ago.
What a difference it has made! I can see how active I’ve been on any particular day, and it is incentive enough to get me “doing” something rather than just sitting around surfing the Web. And because I work from home, I don’t even have any commuting steps to add to my daily total.
I’ve only made it to the recommended daily 10,000 steps twice: Over Christmas break I walked to the downtown library to pick up a book, and today. I had to inventory some concessions from last month’s debate tournament to be ready for this month’s tournament — instead of driving to the high school, I walked. (I’m actually at 9,974 steps as I type, but I’m pretty sure just going downstairs to supper will get me over the mark.