I seem to be one of those people who need motovation to keep my fitness goals on track. So my goal is to try my best to get walking every day. My job is really sedentary so I don't get a lot of steps in during my work day. My hub on the other hand easily clocks between 10,000 to 17,000 steps in a day which is about 8 to 9km in mileage. In looking at the data on this OCD inducing fitness gizmo (one can become quite obsessed in reaching a goal) I am averaging about 6,000 to 7,000 steps daily which isn't too shabby. Since the scooter wreck 4 years ago my running days are long since finished, which is a bummer because I liked going for a run after work. I have always liked walking and walk at a very fast pace, so it is almost like a small jog. My goal this year is to walk my way into better health, but not stress too much over this OCD inducing fitness monitor. I guess you have to do whatever it takes and if wearing this gizmo helps me be more aware of my health then I guess its a good thing.
Last night I was at about the 4500 step mark at 7:00pm and when my hub came home we took the dog for a long walk and I was only about 200 steps away from my 10,000 so it encouraged me to walk a little longer and at least log them in. I must say I actually slept better and felt better this morning, a little more energized. So I guess I have bought into the gadget/gizmo craze.