Wouldn't that be cool, if I had a pager in 2012? Although sometimes I feel like admitting that I have a regular old cell phone without a texting plan is something akin to owning a pager.
But Steve has an office job and only gets to walk on his breaks and I spend hours on end sitting at the sewing machine, so I was skeptical at first about how many steps we were taking.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how many steps it takes to complete my regular weekly tasks. On laundry and sheet changing day, I go up and down the stairs several times with each load. Laundry is about 1,000 steps.
10,000 steps is about five miles and I love the thought that I'm walking five miles each day! Wearing the pedometer is a great reminder to be active, so I'll pace the house while I make phone calls, or park extra far from the store to get a few more steps in.
I try to set mini goals throughout the day to make sure I'm on track. It's almost noon and I've taken 3269 steps so far, so I'm doing pretty well. Which is great, because I have yet to figure out a way to simultaneously walk and blog.