This morning while catching up on my BL, I was surprised by the nutritional quiz that involved the editor from Good Housekeeping Mag. The question that intrigued me was the one about people who wear pedometers. It was a multiple choice question that asked how many more steps on average people who wear pedometers walk daily. After five days of wearing my pedometer again, I have to say that their answer of 2000 steps seems a bit low to me. I have checked my pedometer nightly this week and Monday and Tuesday I was at about 7000 steps at 9:00pm. What did I do? Of course, I took my wallet out of my pocket, threw my tennies on, told my wife the exact route I was planning on walking and headed out to get at least 3000 more steps. Why has it taken me so long to realize that my pedometer is a definite motivator. Today was Earth Day and the girls had a Earth Day walk at school in which the whole school grabbed garbage bags and headed towards a nearby park. It was a great walk that helped push my total over 15000 today.
I'm thinking that 2000 steps on average just by wearing a pedometer is pretty close to what I do. I can easily get to 7000-8000, but its the last 2000 that I have to work for. I am so much more conscious of that fact when I wear the pedometer too.