As most of you know, I started this year on a quest to lose 30 pounds, I am 20 or 21 down right now and if I can ever get these last 10 off, I may shoot for more. What got me going was Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds. I really enjoyed my time with Leslie, she is a bit goofy, but good hearted. She often had us raise our hands and count our blessings. I loved it. I also loved wearing a pedometer and trying to get to 10,000 steps a day. This was not too hard if I would do a 3 mile walk with Leslie and then lead my normal life.
I decided to make a switch to my workout routine and start doing aerobic weight training with The Firm videos. This has also done a lot for me, and I am enjoying my time with the weights. However, the step counter does not move much during this time. This means a lot of extra work to get it over 10,000 steps a day.
I actually ran over my first pedometer, while loading up some of my children in my father in laws car, it dropped and I ran over it. I was devastated when I found out. I tried to live without it, thinking well that will be one less thing to take up my time, but I found I really missed it so I replaced it. I love wearing this, it really helps to keep me accountable to moving myself as much as possible.
Saturday I decided to see how many steps I had taken over the last 7 days (my pedometer has this function of storing 7 days worth of info). I tallied it up and it came out to 70,740. Game on! Now I have to try and beat that over the next 7 days. I did The Firm yesterday and took the kids to the free movie at Cole Library. My steps were low yesterday. I was going to walk Reegan and Cael to their practice (I do this as much as possible to get the additional walking in). I tried one friend to see is she wanted to come too, but she was busy. Then I started thinking, I would actually walk during their practice. I got a hold of two more friends who were able to join me, and I had not only exercise but a little girlfriend time - what a delight!!
I am now mixing up my workouts some, doing mostly The Firm, a day or two of Leslie, and as much walking as possible.