This morning as we were still trying to focus our vision the morning newscast was going on and on about fitness . .. again. Why can't they leave us sedentary middle aged people alone. We were trying to have a nice cup of dark rich coffee to make us alert and energized for the day. Is that wrong? Then . . .they mentioned the little handy dandy pedometer. Hey, I looked at my beloved and asked . .where did that stocking stuffer go?
I found it and look, I already had four steps. You might remember for quite some time I was so good about my 30 minute walk. Who knows, some of you might have even felt some amount of challenge to get fit yourself. I'm admitting that I've been very bad lately. The weather is just one dreary rainy day after another and my motivation has been pathetic.
With my pajamas still on I hooked that pedometer on my waist band (don't want to lose one step) and I'm going to see just for today with normal walking how many steps I take. They were suggesting that your goal to start should be 7000 to start. (START) Okay. I'll see. I'm scared.
Then, they went on and on about healthy eating. I was so glad I had bought some bananas the other day. I don't actually eat a lot of raw fruit since it gives me bad tummy aches. I think we generally eat quite healthy, we've tried to leave the Christmas goodies as part of our Christmas happy memories.
We always eat breakfast. This is our typical breakfast fare. One tablespoon of ground flaxseed underneath our oatmeal. Once in a while we vary it up a bit but we're pretty happy about our start to the day.
So, here's the thing, you want to come along? Go get yourself a pedometer and lets see what we can do. I already cringe knowing that so many of you are runners .. .and regular walkers ..but here is me . .starting new, I'm admitting a sedentary lifestyle for the past few months.
I'll let you know tomorrow how it goes. Oh, one funny thing, when I sit, I never sit still. I ALWAYS swing my leg. My beloved checked to make sure I wasn't adding cheating steps onto my total. Be a stickler then.
Have a great day my friends .. . I'm off for . .. .a .. .. . .walk.