In the past six years I have become a very ‘get stronger and fitter’ minded person. Do I have it down? No. Am I the weight and BMI “they” want me to be? No. Do I care about the size on my tags? No, well maybe yes. Do I care that I am lowering my cholesterol and blood pressure and other possible health issues? Yes. Have I made good strides? Yes. Is it easy? Hell no! Do I keep trying? Yes.
So with that in mind, and the common knowledge of my regulars that I am fighting breast cancer, I am not as active as I wish I could be. I do know one day I will be again. So my husband and I bought Fitbits last weekend.
He is really impressed with it. He has never had a tracker before. I used to have a Jawbone years ago. I caught him the last two nights pacing the apartment to get his last few steps. 🙂 Cracks me up.
I am no where near the steps I need in a day yet. Each day I try to get a few more in. Yesterday I did reach the goal of 10 flights of stairs in one day. We live on the second floor, so I just hit the stairs five times.
Today a friend of mine sent me the Weekend Warriors challenge. More steps than all your friends in the challenge over the weekend. I know I will not win because of the fatigue that hits me pretty hard still. However, I did join so I can be a part of something and interact.
I have 441 steps in so far today. When getting my cup of coffee I took several laps around the apartment to build them up. I checked to see where I am at. Oh no my Fitbit battery is dead!!! No!! I need those steps!
So I have to charge it. Takes about two hours. I need to get another cup of coffee and some breakfast but I REFUSE to move until it is fully charged. Yep, sitting here reading blogs, playing on Facebook, checking emails and any other distractions I can do from the comfort of my bed. No wasted unaccounted for steps from me today! No sir, no how!
It is like the age old saying ‘if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise?’ If you take steps without your Fitbit do they really count? 🙂
Anyway hope you have an active and fun day.