Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I'm taking my phone for a walk

One of my strategies for keeping fit is walking 8,000 steps a day. I'm a pretty lazy person and could spend the whole day lazing around. Apart from walking to the supermarket, I don't go anywhere else. Having a way to keep track of the number of steps I take a day is really useful to a lazy bum like me. I use this free Runtastic app and it calculates the number of steps I take on a daily basis.

Here is my stats for today. As you can see, it's evening and I haven't achieved my 8,000 steps. A trip to the supermarket only chalks up 1,500 steps or so. Today I went to the library, the supermarket and walked around my estate 3 times and I only managed to reach 3,729 steps. Later after dinner, I will make sure I walk some more to get my 8,000 steps.

I don't beat myself up when I don't achieve 8,000 steps. But I try very hard to reach the goal every day. So far I haven't succeeded every day. But I keep trying.

What do you do to keep fit?

 Update: Woo hoo! I went for a walk after dinner and I exceeded my goal for today.

A good song to listen to while you walk? I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) by The Proclaimers. (here)


pennydog said...

I got my husband a Fitbit and he religiously gets 10,000 steps a day, he won't go to bed til it's done, he walks in his breaks at work and he walks the dogs plus an extra walk in an evening if he needs the extra steps. I often go with him but I totally am not getting one as there's no way I could keep it a regular daily thing. If it was a target to chip into over a week or a month though I think I could, just each day is so different,

Jaz Loh said...

Oh walking is something I can do! I must get this app and figure out how it works. Thanks for the tip!

Linda said...

My husband uses Runtastic and walks every day at lunch. He really likes this app.

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