Sunday, July 7, 2013

Activity tracking

As I wrote in my last blog, I recently got a Fitbit to track my activity levels. The nice thing about it is that it is getting me to get movement in when I otherwise would not. I have been taking a mid day walk on the loop around the office. I have also been taking a nice walk at night. The one thing about the Fitbit is that it does not track my steps very well on the machines at the gym. Right now I am only cleared for the Precor AMT machine and the bike (sprained foot/ankle) so there is very little impact. I am on the Precor for over 5 miles at a shot and only get about 3,500 steps, which is not close to what it should be. BUT it is okay. The key to the use of the Fitbit is to track my activity outside of the gym.

I have my target at 10,000, which I have surpassed all but the first day of using the Fitbit. In fact, this long weekend I have been getting over 20,000 steps. It has included some very long walks with the dogs. 

Because of my ankle/foot issues, I have not been able to hike as I am sticking to even terrain and still a bit leery of traversing uneven terrain. Once I am cleared to not use the air cast, I hope to get some hiking in again.

The long weekend is coming to an end. Although we did not get away at all, it was still a good weekend. I travel this coming week and I am trying to figure out how I will keep active on the travel days but I will figure it out. I want to keep it up.