This week a good friend of mine GAVE me her old fitbit!
It was such an eye-opener!
The first day I just didn't push myself, and I only came up with 4000 steps. An "active" person typically walks 10,000 steps. Which I researched and is actually a pretty arbitrary number. However, with the average person walking around 4,000, pushing yourself to hit 6,000 more is really hard. You basically HAVE to go for a walk/climb stairs/etc.
I found myself finding reasons to go out for a walk or do a stepper during the commercials/tv time. I found myself parking further from my destination, going to the further bathroom, etc.
An active lifestyle doesn't mean I need to run 5 miles a day, or spend hours and hours on the treadmill, just pushing myself to make this small change has been amazing and I feel great!
Since last week was the first week wearing it I took it a bit slow, check out my stats for the week below!
BUT if I am doing extra, I burn around 3000!
So this week I committed to at least 5 days a week of 10,000 steps. It is hard on my back still so I have to have a couple days where I don't do it.