A few days ago I mentioned that I was just purchased a FitBit and was going to begin tracking my steps. My project has begun and I have been wearing the FitBit for a week and have begun to depend upon this little handy gadget to help me monitor and pace myself. Since I have been wearing it, I haven’t had a body crash and I can stop myself before it happens. I am pleased with this aspect of the tracker, in that it is preventing me from going beyond my current limits.
During this past week, I have averaged between 1 and 1.25 miles for the day. At my height and weight, that is between 2400 and 3000 steps spread throughout my day. I can only walk 250-300 steps at a time, so this means that at the most I can walk 300 steps an hour, if I am up 10 hours a day. This is not very many steps, since going to check my mail uses up 150 steps and walking from my front door to my bedroom is about 30 steps.
For all you healthy people, think about it. How many steps does it take you to go from your house to the subway, or walk from the train station to your office? Some people may use up my total step count for the whole day before their work day even begins.
Maybe now my friends who don’t understand my limits, will start to comprehend how restricted I am and when I say I am out of steps, they will “get it”.