When I first got my Fitbit, I was motivated and inspired and active. I loved it and I reached my goal every single day. I would always get my wrist party (when you reach your goal the Fitbit vibrates and lights up – a party on your wrist).
But then I got lazy. I had a few days without getting the wrist party. I have up. My weekly total hovered around 60,000. Not great.
Then my Rector posted that he had reached a summertime goal of getting 100,000 steps in one week.
Following his example – because we always ought to follow the example of our religious leaders, right – I set a goal.
I only had about a week off summer left, and my step total was abysmal, but I went for it.
Hattie and I have been using the time that Alma is in school to walk. The school is a fifteen minute drive from home, so it makes more sense to me to just park at the school and walk to all our errands, or to just walk to walk.
I love the neighborhood around get school, like love it. Like dream crazy dreams of owning a house and having a gardener. It’s also close to campus, and I love walking in circles on campus. Wrist parties come early on these days.
Side story: today must be Greek week because the campus was just a gaggle of girls. Hattie was walking around the quad when about 200 girls walked by. They all waved and oohed and aahed and loved my little girl. And Hattie loved the attention. She waved back and cracked up and tried to join their group. Not yet, little one. But, it was amazing and adorable.
Anyhow… My goal. Last Wednesday I took over 21,000 steps. Last Thursday it took over 16,000 and hit my goal.
Since Thursday, my total has always been over 100,000. I’m sure it will drop off eventually, but maybe I can keep it up.
No matter what, I am recommitted and loving our morning walks.