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My Success with 10,000 steps a day

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oh My Goodness! I feel like a new person! I bought a $5 pedometer and it's completely changed the way I look at exercise. I've only been using it for 2 days and I've already broken through my plateau. So here's the deal. I challenged myself to walk 10,000 steps everyday this week. On day 1, I was so excited with my new gadget (plus it was shopping day AND I had to chase down the neighbor's horse) that I logged in 15,027 steps! I hit the bed that night like a ton of bricks. The next morning I was determined to get my 10,000 steps in. Well I did! And This morning (Day 3) I'm down a pound! I couldn't believe it. I've thought about why this seems to be so effective (aside from the obvious physical output) and this is what I've come up with...

- When I'm focusing on my steps, I'm NOT obsessing about what I'm going to eat.

- It makes me "feel" like an active person and that boosts my morale.

- Since every step counts, housework doesn't seem so mundane.

PLUS

- I've found a benefit of being 4'11". I have to take 3 steps for every average persons 2! (LOL)


So how about it? Do any of you want to join me on my 10,000 steps a day challenge? I'm walking my way to Slenderville. Want to come?
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  • LYNNIZZLE
    Hey TN!

    That is Awesome! I had joined a group or challenge to track like that but I wasn't sure HOW. OH, a Pedometer! I had kind of ruled them out since we had a junky kid one once. Last week I googled how many steps in a mile - so far that's as far as I've ran/walked. ANYWAY- I'm rambling, I'll have to get a good one and thanks to your inspiration I WILL!

    Have a super weekend!
    ~Lynnizzle
    3844 days ago
  • PRINCESSKIANE
    this is a great idea!!!!! I'm so hitting walmart and getting one!!! whoohoo thanks for the idea :D this is why i love my sparkling sparkers!!! so many awesome ideas, most other plans is just one idea and that's it.. this site has so many ways to lose weight!
    3845 days ago
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    Good Job!! It sounds like you're well on your way to reaching your goals -- it brings a smile to my face to hear how excited you are in your journey!

    Keep up the good work SP Buddy!! I'm rooting for you!
    3851 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7137021
    Way to go Jenny! You know I am very proud and relieved that you are doing this with me! (For anyone reading this Jenny and I are 17 months apart and might as well have been twins as close as we are. ) We have always done everything together haven't we? Now we are fixing to be skinny again together!!!! I can't wait! One step at a time.........Love you Sis!

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    3852 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/19/2010 10:17:55 PM
  • REVELATIONGIRL
    Awesome for you!! I can't keep up with ya, girl, but I'm pushing every day. I have knee surgery coming June 7th. Hopefully that will help a bit more.

    GO GO GO GO GO and keep us all informed!!!

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    3852 days ago
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