I have decided to go old school on myself.
Old school, baby!
As in........I am strapping on my pedometer again.
I do not think that I have been getting enough cardio in (despite boot camp and walking).
When I was in the middle of my weight loss phase I religiously wore my trusty pedometer EVERY DAY. My goal was 10,000 steps per day (the equivalent of 5 miles).
I didn't start with 10,000 steps. Nope. I didn't want to give myself a heart attack. Instead I started at 2,500 steps per day and eventually worked my way up to 10,000.
But, somewhere after I hit my maintenance number I quit wearing it. I don't remember when this happened or even why....I just did. One day, I forgot to wear it and then it never made a daily reappearance. Probably because I felt like I hit my goal so why bother. But, that isn't the right attitude.
As we all know, this weight loss/maintenance thing is an ongoing process. I will never feel safe at my current weight. I will always be on guard. And so, I have decided to wear my pedometer again. So I know without a doubt that I am making a conscience effort at maintaining my current health.
So there you have it.
That is why I strapped this on today.
However, I do have a new goal.
12,500 steps per day. That is what constitutes a VERY ACTIVE lifestyle. Which has always been my goal.
Yep, I am kicking it old school again.
Anyone, care to join me?