The average person takes a little over 5,000 steps every single day. Some of us which work at desks take even less than that. As the amount of ‘exertion’ people takes has changed in the course of the industrial revolution, so have the obesity rates.
About 10 year ago, I weighed 185 pounds; this was after losing nearly 150 pounds in the three years prior. Over the last 10 years, my weight has steadily climbed higher and higher until I am now getting dangerously close to a number other than “2” to start my weight.
I have decided I need to take control of my weight, my health, and my life. To begin this adventure, I have decided to drop some ‘quick weight’. What I mean by that is that I know I will drop weight simply by moving more than I currently move.
I currently average less than 5,000 steps personally. Less than average, less then goal. Is it that I can’t do it? No. It is simply that I need ambition, goals, and to energize myself. The is just the beginning of the transformation I will be undertaking over the next six months as I plan to close out 2014 healthier than when I came into it.
To begin my journey, I have decided to do 10,000 steps average for every day in July. This means 300,000 steps over a 30 day period. That’s roughly 5 miles a day, or 150 miles!
To track this, I will be utilizing a Fitbit Flex. If you don’t have a Fitbit, you can download the app for iOS or Android. (There is a Windows App in development, rumors say.) The App can track your steps as long as you have your phone with you. Check out by Fitbit Profile and add me a friend… and join me as I embark on this journey. (Full transparency is on my Fitbit Profile.)
July 1 is just a few days away, and I am getting ready.