Monday, January 4, 2010

Buttercup Counts her...



Along the path in Spain, 2006

Steps!


One of the people I spent New Year's Eve with is my friend Elana. She is bright, funny, a great host and a loyal member of our bible study group. I admire her for all of this, but I have come to admire her for one more accomplishment. In the last year she has lost over eighty pounds. She has eaten wisely and exercised much.

One of the things that we spoke about on New Year's Eve was the fact that she has walked over 4,000,000 steps this year, which is the equivalent of 1,800 miles. I was awed, impressed and motivated by that number. So motivated that I wore a pedometer on January 1. It was one I happened to have. I've used pedometers before so I am accustomed to how many steps should be registered. I did some walking and was expecting to see around 2000 steps. I only saw 867. Yesterday I didn't do too much, but my pedometer only registered another 770 steps.

Today I bought a new pedometer. My number for the first three days is 2000+ steps. Not great -- and not accurate -- but it's a start. I don't have a number in mind, just the desire to exercise more. Anyone want to join me in counting our steps and seeing how far we can go?

8 comments:

Mimi said...

HI!!!
Oh Buttercup, I would LOVE to join you, only my steps will be minimal compared to you, you are a GREAT city slicker who walks to the subway station everyday!!! I so wished I HAD to walk everyday!!! I will do it though!!! Tomorrow and pedometer is a MUST BUY!!!!I will keep you posted!!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!
You are a great friend!!!!
hugs,
jamie

The Back Shed said...

Just wanted to say Hi and thanks for popping in to my Blog. Good luck with your walking!
Jackie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

One of my Christmas gift was a pedometer. I average 3500 steps a day as a norm. My oldest son says 10000 steps is 5 miles and so I should try to get up to at least 5000 a day. We'll see about that one. I do know I need more exercise.
When the weather is a bit nicer out I may try to do a walk in the evening. Not now though to much snow and ice out there.

Nancy M. said...

If I can find my pedometer, I'll join in, I'm just not sure where I put it. This is a great idea, though!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Since I wear dresses it's hard to wear a pedometer, it doesn't seem to register right when I try to pin it on since the clip won't work...but I do want to start walking more...

Chatty Crone said...

We're supposed to walk 10,000 steps a day - I can't imagine 4,000,000 steps a year - 1,800 miles - it adds up!
sandie

k and c's mom said...

Yes, I'd love to join...but I have to buy a pedometer first...

^..^Corgidogmama said...

...what a neat idea!