Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Steppin' Out"...

or maybe "steppin' in", given icy road conditions! This "sister" is not making any New Year's resolutions, but trying to reach as close to 10,000 steps a day whenever possible. The "Step Sister" plan is thwarted a bit by the bad weather, and the fact that slipping and falling are not an option, particularly since the previous leg injury is still on the "mend". So, thank goodness for the treadmill, which at least allows an opportunity to "add some steps" rather safely. Running up and down the stairs to the computer rather than having the laptop on the main floor helps as well....but it will be great to see the nicer weather and feel inclined to go outside to get these steps in!
The best purchase I have made is this particular pedometer. After having purchased many which attached to belts, waistbands, etc. and fell off or re-set themselves so one really didn't have any idea how many actual steps were taken, did some research and discovered this one. Previous ones would let you add hundreds of steps just by jumping up and down a bit...not this one! It resets itself at midnight, allows to you to see the past seven days efforts, also allows you to see "aerobic" steps, (walking for minutes without stopping), tallies up the distance walked in a day, and has a handy clock as well. Looked high and low for this particular model at sports stores, etc. and managed to find it in our local drugstore! The best part is that this model can be placed in a pocket rather than having to attach it to a waistband, and does not have to be upright in order to work. The "workings" of this pedometer are different than the "pendulum" based pedometers, so it is more "honest" in its calculations. The best part is that it is very difficult to accidently "reset" it back to zero...so those steps add up all day without worry of losing count. The number that you may see at the bottom of some future postings will be the number of steps reached in a given day. Very likely not reaching the goal but trying to get closer! Off to "add some steps" now!

8 comments:

  1. safe and joyful walking to you! so many mixed review out there - thanks for the info on this meter - i've been wanting a pedimeter for a while now but had no idea which one to get! :D

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  2. I have had many pedometers that were so frustrating! This one is absolutely great, and I have even given them as gifts. A bit pricier, but the other ones were a complete waste of money! The company is "Omron", and I would look in drug stores where the blood pressure monitors, etc. are...

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  3. What a great idea and being a type A personality, this would keep me interested. One always needs a little gimmick to exercise I think.
    Step away Sister.
    Meg

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  4. thanks for the tip... i'll be shopping tomorrow!

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  5. Thanks, Meg...I need all the "tricks" I can get to keep me motivated! You will be "stepping" enough getting ready for the big move!

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  6. After all of the ones that are sitting in a drawer, the money spent here was worth it! Good luck, hope that you find one!

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  7. Does it have a built in motivator? Like, after X days of disuse it shoots a static shock at you? Lol. That's what I would need.

    By the way, I have declared you a versatile and stylish blogger!
    http://fairycardmaker.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-blog-award.html

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  8. Built in motivator would be a great idea! Just remembering to put it in a pocket is the hard part...and trying to get moving enough to get those steps in!
    Thanks for the award, and congratulations on receiving it yourself! I will do the work for that a little later. I think that I have given awards to all of the blogs I read, and would add yours to the mix this time, but will try to think of more. Thanks again!

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