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Step Count Report – Week 2

Apr 12th, 2010 Posted in Get Physical, Health | no comment »

Monday: 9,087

Tuesday: 11,122

Wednesday: 12,423

Thursday: 8,965

Friday: 8,837

Saturday: 4,958

Sunday: 8,114

Total for Week: 63,506

Daily Average: 9,072

Lost a little momentum on the steps this week, but was much better about watching calories. I dropped one pound which is a great “step” in the right direction. This week’s goal is an average of 9,500 steps per day and 2 pounds. Can she do it? Yes, she can!

Step Report – Week 1

Apr 5th, 2010 Posted in Get Physical, Health | no comment »

Monday: 7,108

Tuesday: 10,438

Wednesday: 13,843

Thursday: 9,988

Friday: 9,190

Saturday: 5,511

Sunday: 11,183

Total for Week: 67,261

Daily Average: 9,608

I’m pretty satisfied with the step count this week. I’d like to average above 10,000 steps per day, so I’ll have a little more work to do this week.  Unfortunately, this uptake in my exercise did not result in any weight loss. I actually gained a pound. But, I’m not really surprised since I was pretty free with my eating this week. I purposely took a break from calorie counting to focus on the steps. This week, I’ll count calories with my iPhone and steps with my pedometer and hope for a better report next Monday.

Walk on!

Step Challenge

Mar 30th, 2010 Posted in Fun Things to Do, Get Physical, Health | 2 comments »

Anybody interested in being a virtual walking partner?  Hook on a pedometer and start tracking  your steps (I have an Omron “walking style”).  The goal is roughly 10,000 steps a day or let’s say 60,000 steps per week (we need to allow for one day of slacking). It may take us a few weeks to reach that goal. You may be surprised at how many steps that really is.  But it’s also fun to try to meet that challenge everyday. You may find yourself creating excuses to go the long way or even doing laps around the kitchen. I plan to report my steps on Monday mornings.

The Boys do the 30-Day Shred

Dec 16th, 2009 Posted in Get Physical, Health | no comment »

I’m am cracking up! I suggested, half joking, that the boys try my Jillian Michael’s DVD to help build some muscles. Well, they are now on Day 4 of the 30-Day Shred. After their workout last night, we arm wrestled. It’s getting tougher (especially with my left arm), but I can still beat all of them. I should probably record it, ’cause you know it ain’t going to last for long!

Sherwood Give N’ Gobble

Nov 17th, 2009 Posted in Fun Things to Do, Get Physical, Health | 2 comments »

Nothing says “thanks” like “giving” to those less fortunate.  The Sherwood Give N’ Gobble Run/Walk and food drive is still taking online registrations for its annual event.  All proceeds benefit the local food banks.  I just finished signing up the whole family, and I’ve bid on a few items in their eBay auction.  The Give N’ Gobble is a “healthy” way to celebrate Thanksgiving in more ways than one.