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Me, with pedometer

March 10th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

I "splurged" and bought a cheapo $5 pedometer. I figure it might help me lose the bay weight and give me some insight into my daily habits.

Just chasing the bean all day takes between 3500 and 4500 steps. Interesting. our usual walk adds about 1500-200 steps.

Today, I walked to the gym/ community center in my neighborhood to get added to my hubby's membership. That walk alone was 5200 steps.

To put this in perspective, most fitness people say to lose weight you need a minimum of 10,000 and ideally 12,000 or more steps each day.

So I guess this little thing is telling me I need to get off my butt. I paid an extra $150 to be added toy hubby's gym membership for the year.

I admit procrastinating. I didn't really want to spend the money, and I hate gyms. I also hate the fact that I am four days away from 34, and now I have to work out. My metabolism and my lifestyle are not as effective at keeping me slim as they were even five years ago.

After some thought I decided to do it, because I may be getting a better value than the dues imply. The center has free babysitting while you are anywhere in the building. They have wireless internet. Ergo, I can go there, drop off the bean and actually do some of my freelance work without having to pay a sitter. I want to try this. It could be the solution to work-bean balance I have been looking for.

I often stay up until midnight working, because I usually can't do anything until he's asleep at night. This may give me some much needed, highly productive work time, as well as a place to work out. We'll see.

6 Responses to “Me, with pedometer”

  1. whitestripe Says:

    i started wearing a pedometer at work about a year and a half ago (it has since broken). an average day at work for me was about 17 000 steps, and then at that time i was going for a run after work which was about 5000 steps - but this was only four days a week at one job. my other job i would guess probably around 8000 steps for the whole day. I should really start wearing one again. I bought one for $3.50 and it's been in my car ever since lol! I just forget to put it on. thanks for reminding me yet again!

  2. thriftorama Says:

    Do you find that you walk more when you are wearing it?

  3. cptacek Says:

    The free babysitting sounds like a great perk, if you can find a quiet place to get some work done!

  4. whitestripe Says:

    no not really, i kind of forget i have it on until i have a shower in the afternoons!

  5. thriftorama Says:

    You must have a job where you are on your feet all day. I'm guessing that when I was a bartender I easily took 17,000 steps!

  6. whitestripe Says:

    lol yes i work as a cake decorator/pastry chef at a bakery. Smile i can imagine bar tending you would probably do much more in a night.

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