Post # 1
I signed up for this program the fitness center at my work was doing. It’s called Walk this Way. For $15 they give you a pedometer and log book.
This program is the best thing ever!
OK, let me start by saying that I’m already pretty fit. I exercise for an hour 6 days a week, alternating cardio with strength.
I gained about five pounds over the summer and I knew I needed to lose that because the dress they ordered for me was teeny tiny.
I lost some weight just by cuting out sweets, but more melted off completely effortlessly with this program.
I already took an average of 12,000 steps on cardio days, but not so much on strength days. And I thought I was active on the weekends, but those were my worst days! I only averaged around 3,000 steps without exercising :O
I made it my goal to walk at least 10,000 steps every day and it’s really made a big difference. Unlike high intensity cardio, it doesn’t make me hungrier yet I’m burning maybe an extra 500-1000 calories a week than I was before. It’s not a whole lot, but it helps in the long run.
It’s really a great motivation to get off of my lazy butt every once in a while.
My advice: buy a pedometer and wear it every day and try and work your way up to 10,000 steps each day. Just a little something extra that you can add to your fitness routine.
Post # 3
i’ve been wearing my pedometer too! i absolutely hate working out so when i finally hit my step goal for the day i feel like- thank you god i’m done!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Can anyone give recommendations for a good and cheap pedometer? I bought one at the dollar tree, but it kept clicking back to zero while I was wearing it!
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I think a pedometer would be great for me…I would be so motivated to see those numbers go up!!
Post # 6
I’d look on amazon. You can see how people rated them.
Post # 7
There is a pedometer built into my Bodybugg and I LOVE it!!! It pushes me to go the extra mile (most of the time, literally)! I have never hit 10,000 without *purposeful* exercise. My cardio days average anywhere from 12,000 – 14,000 steps. My highest was 18,900 🙂
Definitely worth the investment!!!
Post # 8
This is a GREAT idea, but I too have a crappy pedometer. My old job got me moving more than my new one – where I basically sit at my computer all day! I think I would be shocked by the number on the pedometer.
Post # 9
18,900? wow! My highest was 15,546. ‘Course I didn’t wear it the day I went to Great Adventure. By the way my feet felt after that, I’m sure it was well above 15546, lol.
Post # 10
Every pedometer I’ve ever had was inaccurate and reset too easily. I think it’d be worth it to invest in a more expensive one. Maybe it’d work better? i like the ones on Amazon which PC download so that your computer keeps track of your steps with graphs and distance walked! I found one which even tracks miles run! Still, $30 is a lot to pay for something like this!
Post # 11
This is the one I have:
I’ve dropped it more times than I can count, even landed in a pool of water once, and it’s still working.