Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Wednesday Weigh In - Pedometers
I can't say enough good things about a regular walking program. I'm reaching higher and higher step counts. The walking (almost every day) and weight training (2-3 times a week) has reaped some benefits already. Today I climbed a flight of stairs and found my legs weren't tired when I got to the top. Its also good for my attitude. If I'm at the grocery store and forgot an item 9 rows back - I'd normally be annoyed. But with a pedometer on, I can see how the extra steps contribute to my goal.
Its important to have a good pedometer. Mine is an Accusplit Eagle. This is the best pedometer I've found to date. It even works right when I clip it to a soft waist band, such as sweat pants.
My strategy is to break my walks into manageable amounts throughout the day. I get to work and when feasible, take a walk of 0.8 miles mid morning. In the afternoon I do the same. Then you throw in walking throughout the day. That usually puts me at about 6000 steps. So, I come home and walk the dog 2000 steps. And bingo! 8000 steps on the pedometer. Victory is Sweet!