Recently was given a Fitbit Flex as a gift. What a wonderful hot pink gift it is.  I was curious just as to how many steps I was doing a day.  Let’s just say, no where near the recommended 10,000 glorious steps they say we should be doing for an healthy active person.

I set out to reach this 10,000 steps a day goal.   My first day I reached 3,100 steps, day 2-5502, Day3-7037, Day 4-10,044, Day 5-10,468. See it takes sometime to work towards that 10,000 a day.  Like with anything, set small goals until you reach your big  goal.

Here are some of the things that I do to try and reach my 10,000 steps a day.

Once I get up in the morning, I try to stay on my feet, while getting dress, breakfast, lunch prepare etc. That is showing about 200 or so steps before leaving the house.

Most of the day I am at the front desk for about 8 hours with minimal steps. I try to stand and walk in the area of the desk, just to get the extra steps in.  I started parking further from the employee entrance so that I can reach at least 2,000 steps at work.

When I am home, on Tuesday & Thursday we have the workout group, so I get in great steps then.  If I am not at workout, I still do a 3 mile indoor walk, a few Wii Just dances, and line dancing to get my steps in.

Other ways to get your steps in:

Walking the dog, washing your car, taking steps, dancing, walking in place while watching TV, taking a walk around the block, walk in the park, zumba, Wii, Just Dance etc.

Are you getting in your steps?


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