It’s supposed to make you accumulate at least 30 minutes of activity.
It is equivalent to about 5 miles.
I’m a fairly active person, and sometimes it’s hard for me to meet, especially since my workouts these days mostly involve weights and intervals, which aren’t measured by my FitBit. (< Who am I?)
It’s cold. My commute used to be a 1-mile walk each way (or, when it was really cold, just a bus ride instead), and I used to work on the 5th floor and frequently take the stairs up to our 9th floor to visit the espresso machine.
My office is now two blocks away, which is FREAKING AMAZING, but a detriment to my FitBit game. I walk home at lunch now to walk Bailey, but that still only adds up to 8 blocks of commuting. We’re on the second floor, so I take one flight of stairs twice a day.
I’m honestly rarely running these days. I have zero desire to freeze outside and zero desire to run on the dreadmill. (This half this weekend should be fun.)
But I still just really want to hit my steps for the day, so I’m trying to make myself get them in creatively by thinking of where I can push myself a little more in my regular day.
- Walking Bailey longer: It is so so freaking cold, and most of our walks this winter have been pretty short, but I’m making myself walk him a little further for both of our sakes. I looked at my FitBit last night, and walking just one square city block is about 1,500 blocks!
- Getting off the subway a stop early: Yeah, it’s really freaking freezing, but I feel like I’m finally acclimating to this crap. As long as I have time, I try to get off the subway one stop early. Anyway, I’m usually rushing somewhere and walking instead of subwaying gives me time to wind down a bit so I’m a little less frazzled by the time I reach my destination.
- Taking the long way: Where possible, I’m walking out of my way to get the rest of those steps in.
Oh, and there’s always just doing some high knees in my apartment, which I’m not above doing if I’m close to the 10,000 step goal but not there quite yet.
IS IT SPRING YET?!