Today my wife had a doctor appointment. She will have to be checked for the next 10 years. For the first few years it will be every 3 months. The doctor was so happy with her weight lost; he drew a smiling face on her chart.
Following this fun and entertaining event (NOT), we went to Costco. My wife needed to get her new glasses adjusted so while she was busy with that, I walked around the store, just browsing. We didn’t need anything so I was not really looking for anything in particular, except, I have been thinking about buying a gizmo like a Fitbit for a while.
I looked at the Fitbit at Walmart but it doesn’t tell time. If I’m going to wear something around my wrist, it might as well double as a watch.
In Costco, there was a distant relative of the Fitbit, it’s a Vivofit! I rationalized that with all the money we saved not purchasing wine and not eating at/from restaurants, I should just treat myself and get this “toy” and I did!
When we got back home, I was in a hurry to set up my Vivofit. It took 10 minutes and it was ready for counting. I had to test it right away. Last week while walking my usual loop on the campground, I literally counted the number of steps it took. I had counted close to 2,000 steps. Now, armed with my Vivofit I let it be the judge and it came to 1,700 steps. I was off by 300 steps, not too bad.
I had 1,700 steps under my belt and plenty of places to go, so I decided to get my numbers up to 10,000 steps; I thought it would make for good blogging (read BRAGGING) material and it would also be nice to get more exercise.
I did it! I busted the “steps bank” on the very first day thanks to my new best friend Vivofit…! However, I’m a little disappointed, I was expecting that when I would reach the 10,000 mark, there would be some happy beeping sounds, confetti’s thrown in the air, or a message: “Congratulations RICHARD you have reached your destination!” but nothing happened it just kept on counting like it was no big deal. Sigh
It was a great walk, the sun was shinning and it was a nice and cozy -6 C (21 F.) and I had a lot of time to think. I realized that now that I’m tracking the number of steps, I do not need to walk the same loop anymore. I took full opportunity of it and walked all over the place, I even found 2 trailers’ door opened (not something anyone wants in the winter).
We are leaving for Florida next week, it’s a 3 days car ride. Every time we will stop, I’ll walk a few thousands steps to reach 10,000, even while traveling. I love to have a routine and this gizmo will sure help me with that.
In the fall my doctor warned me, NO CREAM, he was not drawing a happy face on my chart. I think you folks are going to get me in trouble… There are 11 coaches (followers), but you are the cream of the crop! You guys are the best, thank you so much for your encouragements, it means a lot to me.
This was in the afternoon, it still had the new car smell!
This is my total for the day... almost 13,000 steps. My wife told me to go back outside to get to 13 even, didn't happen. I want to keep room for improvement :)