I Thought it Would Be Easy

Silly me. Walk 10,000 steps a day, no problem. "I got this," I said. Oh, how wrong I was. It takes a lot to get to 10,000 steps. A few months ago I bought a Fitbit because I wanted to track and see how active I was. 10,000 steps daily is what seems to be the recommended number. What I found is that in the course of my day it's nearly impossible to hit that number. In order to make it, I actually have to go out for a walk or go for a run. It's not easy. Wearing the Fitbit has been a reality check. I love seeing my daily progress, and getting my weekly report. It helps keeps me accountable.
Another feature of the Fitbit I recently started using is the food tracker. It's helpful to see how many calories I'm actually consuming. Alarming. By simply keeping track of my steps and food, I've begun to think more about what I'm putting into my body, reduced my caloric intake, and have spent less time sitting and more time moving.
Even if you don't have a Fitbit or pedometer, you can still get up and move/ walk more and you can keep track of your food by writing in a journal or if you have a smartphone, download a fitness app where you can keep track of your food. myfitnesspal seems to be a really popular site.
We only have one body, that means one shot to get it right and these are just a couple of simple, although not necessarily easy, ways to get us going.
xo, jen

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