The first few days were me realizing how much more activity I needed to purposely add to my day to hit the steps goal. I hit between 8,000 and 10,000 steps in those first few days and just ran out of time to get more. It made me realize a few adjustments would be needed to get the right amount of steps each day. (Tracking my steps with the loop is enlightening if nothing else. You might think you are pretty active only to realize you hardly get enough steps in on several days of the week!)
The rest of the week was me getting knocked on my butt by a stomach virus. It was unexpected and I couldn’t do anything for 2.5 days due to sickness, then dehydration, then exhaustion. I was frustrated by the illness ruining my plans for this week, stopping me from achieving my goals, and just generally kicking my ass. Being sick is the worst. Take steps to prevent getting sick because lots of little viruses and colds are going around right now!
Today I finally felt better and back to my normal self for the most part. I started the day feeling confident that it was finally the day I would hit my steps goal.
Because of that mindset I went out of my way to add activity to my day. I parked farther away when I went places and went inside when I could have stayed in my car. I hit the gym for a twenty minute cardio session. I walked JuJu around my neighborhood. I played a softball game. It was a pretty active day overall.
Now at the end of the day I’m signing off with my final step count:
I did it finally! Over 13,000 steps!
Now to put on my loop and do it over and over and over again until the new year starts and a new goal begins.