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Walking in Circles

Friday, April 15, 2016

I got into bed and checked to be sure my FitBit alarm was set for the right time and realized I was only 350 steps away from 5,000. I told myself it didn't matter and to just go to sleep.

But then the little voice in the back of my head says "but you told all those people that was your goal - you told YOURSELF that was your goal".

Well, I did something I thought I would never do. I walked in circles, counting steps in my head last night to get to the 5,000 per day I said was my non-scale goal for my current weight.

Now, when I started walking, I only wanted to get in the 350 steps to get to 5,000, but than darn voice!! "You could probably rack up 10 active minutes while you're doing this, and you have 0 for the day right now..." Sigh, 10 active minutes it is.

I had some very confused cats who wanted to follow me wherever I was heading, but couldn't quite figure out why I wasn't really going any where. I walked around the bedroom, out into the hall and back.

Sometimes I walked small circles in the open floor space in our bedroom. While I was walking the first 350 steps, I figured I generally walk about 3 mph, so I'd need 1,000 steps for 10 active minutes. And the counting continued.

Every couple hundred steps I would check the FitBit to confirm progress, and when it finally registered 10 active minutes I got back in bed.

What's the moral of my story? NEVER underestimate the power of writing down your goals. That little voice will make sure you won't forget.



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