So, you can see from the graphs in the post below how I did with my personal challenge to try to get 10,000 steps in a day. If you throw out the final data point for a day when I forgot my Fitbit, I averaged about 9600 steps a day, which is a fantastic average. My long term average is 5,400. I had 16 days over 10K steps, which is the same as what I had in all of 2012. I ended up getting a new Fitbit One mid-month, when my Fitbit Classic kind of fell to pieces.
Things I learned:
- To get that many steps, I have to do a Morning Mile without fail. (Thank goodness for Radiolab)
- It’s still pretty cold in the mornings in March.
- The Fitbit One has a nifty feature that allows it to vibrate an alarm. I use it to remind me to get up and walk around at work mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
- I still have troubles getting my steps up on Sundays
- The Briarwood Mall is about 1200 steps round trip
- Sams Club is further away than I expected it by foot.
- If I walk while I’m on the phone, I can up really up my steps
I’ve been doing more Yoga via a Rec and Ed class. It’s been challenging and rewarding.
I have been shaving with a razor (instead of an electric shaver) since the beginning of the year. It’s nice because I don’t have to shave every day anymore.
I spent out on a few things that I wanted for myself. (A new television!)
I’m not very good at getting reviews of the media I am consuming written up.
I am about 36 miles into the 130 miles of the Huron River. I am right on track. The graph below is my Beeminder graph, so you can see when I’m slacking. I don’t actually know if it live updates or not. (The closer the dots on the graph, the more frequent I am rowing. As long as I stay above the yellow/orange line, I’m on track.)
I think my April goals are Plant a Garden (I planted flowers and built myself a raised bed garden last Saturday. Now I just have to fill the garden with soil and figure out what to plant in it.) and Be Braver. I’m also testing Take a Real Vacation.