Recently my friend Kristin bought a little Fitbit device to help her get into shape. After seeing it in action and hearing her opinion I decided I would check it out. I’ve had pedometers in the past, but really they were not always accurate and the clicking sound they make drove me nuts.
I ended up ordering a Fitbit for myself. I figured that if nothing else it would definitely make me more aware of how much (or more likely little) activity I was doing during the day. Considering I have a desk job, I figured my average steps would be fairly low. I decided to add 10k steps to my 35 in 35 list.
I am happy to report that it has not be difficult to get to 10k steps. I think that my average daily activity was probably around 7k steps per day, which is more than the average American according to a 2003 study. Getting the extra 3k didn’t take long. Now, as you can see, I’m up over 10k per day. I am going to strive to make 10k the daily goal. If I can move up to 15k or more that would be great, but I’m not going to get ahead of myself.