September: 10k Steps A Day, Everyday!

That’s my goal for September – 10,000 steps a day, everyday! It is going to be hard, especially on the weekends, but I will do my best. There will probably be a few days where I don’t make it, but as long as I try I should get it in most days.

I made it yesterday!

And I am close today.

I am really loving my Omron Pedometer – it is really encouraging to see how many steps you take in a day. And I defiantly find myself putting more effort into making it going higher and higher. Like last night, I really wanted to see if I could hit the 15k mark. I almost went for a walk, but I was just too tired and had a VERY early night in bed. Sometimes sleep is just more important!

Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer

Let the 10,000 steps a day begin!

I bought myself a present last night, an Omron Pedometer! I got it all set up and have tried it out a bit.

I clipped it to my pants this morning before I left for work. I even went for a 45 min walk during my lunch break.

7,000 – Not bad for day 1.

I am interested to see what it says at the end of the day. Will I make 10k?

So far it is pretty neat and I am enjoying it. Although, I do admit setting it up was a bit frustrating. I live in Canada. So I bought a Canadian version of the Omron Pedometer (HJ-112CAN) – there seems to be a few differences:

#1 24 hour time (very frustrating)
#2 CM – how big are my strides in cm? but the instructions tells me to measure in inches and then gave me a formula for cm – I was super confused at this point
#3 KG – how much do I weigh? I only know my weight in pounds! One plus, I weigh less in KGs then I do in pounds. 😉

Really my biggest beef is the 24 hour time. I suppose maybe now I will learn to tell 24 hour time. I wonder though, how does 24 hour time make it a more Canada friendly version?

Anyway, it is cute – pretty small. I joined a group of ladies on a website I visit; for eight weeks – starting labour day – our goal is to walk 10,000 steps a day. Can we do it? Better yet, can I do it? Omron, WalkerTracker.com and I are going to find out!

And where did this 10,000 steps a day thing come from? Off to google.