I got a Fitbit for Christmas from my wife. It’s funny, because I ALSO gave HER a Fitbit. She said I don’t move around much and she wanted a way to show me how sedentary I was becoming. I got her one because I thought is was really neat.
Anyway, I figured we could compete: who has the most steps in a day. I thought I would kill her on steps!
On the first few days, I had 1500-2000 steps; she had over 10,000! I couldn’t believe it. She MUST be cheating. So then I watched her. She went up and down the stairs, walked around outside, went to the grocery store, etc. At the end of the day, she had exceeded her goal of 10,000 steps…and I still had my paltry 1500 steps.
We had a treadmill when I first had my stroke, but we gave it back after a few years. Rats!
Then a miracle happened: our neighber called THAT DAY and asked us if we wanted to take back the treadmill!!! They weren’t using it. I said YES!
As soon as we got the treadmill delivered, I brought a TV and put NetFlix on it. I told Jill that I would get 10,000 steps 5 days per week. If we couldn’t get it from walking, I would use the treadmill. She sort of believed me.
We are now 5 months since I set my goal. Before I tell you the results, how do you think I did????
Here are the stats for the last 28 days.
Since I began in January, I only missed 4 days of not achieving my 10,000 steps.