I woke up this morning to a little snow on the ground, and it really made me feel like the holiday season and winter is here. Although its technically not quite winter, it has definitely felt like it this week.
In the summer I was outside all the time. Now, I am outside when I get in and out of my car or when I walk Cooper. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH IT!!
That means some of us are moving less during the day or choosing to be inside more.
Have you ever used a pedometer before?
If you are looking to buy one, this SM-2000 Step Pedometer is only $6.50 and if you have amazon prime it ships within 2 days!
If you have an IPHONE there are tons of APPS you can download; to monitor how many steps you take in one day.
I have the Runtastic APP
It is easy to download and it is FREE. It tracks your steps, miles, speed, etc!
The other day I challenged myself not to sit for most of the day. I sat when I ate my meals and drove my car but that was it. I had to think about not sitting a few times, for instance when I wrote my blog, I put my laptop on our high top table and stood, I stood while folding laundry, made several trips up and down the stairs on purpose while putting things away, I stood while I read Ava her night time story, you get the point.
Just by not sitting I forced myself to move more and that alone helped to burn extra calories
I wish I had thought earlier that day to put my pedometer on and see how many steps I actually took, but once I put my pedometer on I was able to track 5,000 steps within a 2-½ hour time frame!
10,000 steps is approximately 5 miles.
SOOO with all this talk about moving more, I challenge you to buy a PEDOMETER or download an app. They are super cheap and it is a fun way to challenge you to move more! They even make a great stocking stuffer!
Here are some Tips to Sneak in extra steps to reach that 10,000 step goal:
- Take the stairs whenever you can.
- Park your car at the end of the parking lot
- Instead of emailing or calling a co-worker get up and walk to their office/cubicle
- Take your dog on a 5 minute longer walk
- Walk around the entire grocery store while shopping
- Chase around your baby! This one clearly helps me to move more
This girl never stops!
How do you stay active?
Do you sit a lot during the day?