How many steps did the New Kids step while filming Step By Step?
I have no idea. Too bad they didn't have Fitbits. Donnie spends half his time on his motorcycle though, so he's slacking. That's pretty much how this whole week is shaping up for me. Last week was awesome; hitting 10k every day was a breeze. This week, not so much.
Why 10k? It has certainly become popular over the last however many years. I did a little research on the origination of the 10k steps a day goal and found some good background information.
Leigh Vanderloo, PhD in Health Promotion wrote, "The surprising truth is that the 10,000 number originally appeared in the 1960s when a Japanese company started selling pedometers called manpo-kei, which literally translates to "10,000-step meter." Later, studies confirmed that people who take 10,000 steps have lower blood pressure, more stable glucose levels and better moods. The number quickly caught on."
We like goals and like to celebrate achievements. I like to see my Fitbit's fireworks go off when I've hit my 10k. I am also quite bummed when it doesn't happen, but I am still grateful I'm moving so much more than I was just a few months ago. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I do a lot of stationary strength training as well and it's not a matter of slacking at all. Sometimes, I'm in too much pain to push that far and hard. Of course, sometimes I am just being a slacker. Too bad you don't burn calories while making excuses for crappy days.
Last week was a good week:
Especially compared to some of my earlier results:
I had such a big week last week and a couple big days this week and my poor cankles HURT!
Really...really, I do. I work out. BUT, I have carried excessive weight around for so long it has done a number to my poor ankles. The lymph in my legs of course doesn't help. (See previous blog posts for more info on that.) My poor ankles weren't meant to carry and absorb the PSI my body is putting out. I can't let that stop me though or it isn't going to get better. The stronger and smaller I get, the easier it gets. Unfortunately, I'm still A LOT OF ME! But, I'll get there.
"Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do." - Oprah Winfrey.