Stepping on Twitter

Edited on January 13, 2016 In a recent post, I discussed the evolution of my most important goal. Part of my project includes tracking and reporting my progress on Twitter. I chose Twitter for three reasons. I could not find a decent tool for tracking and reporting my steps. The basic Fitbit app is good. I use it on my IPhone. (My wife uses it on her IPad to sync with her…

Happy Birthday to My Wife

Edited January 12, 2016 I am using this post to wish Happy Birthday to my Wife and the Mother of my Boys. Lucky for me … They are one in the same person. Happy Birthday Baby! I Love You!  How awesome it is to have your own website and be able to declare such a thing. I will even say it again. Happy Birthday Baby! I Love You!  Below are…

Walking with My Fitbit Among the Brits

Edited January 8, 2016 I am currently working in England. The job site is about 100 miles north of London. We had a good week on the job, so we got the weekend off. We will be going back to the job site on Sunday night. However, tonight and the weekend will be spent in London site seeing. We got into town around 5 PM (Friday night). Our final train…

Why I Tweet My Fitbit Steps

Edited January 7, 2016 In a recent post, I discussed my project and how it included Tweeting my progress on my most important goal (generating 10,000 steps a day every for 1-year).   After spending  a week or two studying Twitter, I created a Twitter account and started tracking my progress daily on Twitter.  Since October 2015, I have tracked 10,000 steps a day for 131 days straight, Tweeted 1000+ Tweets  getting 110,000 impressions and…

I Ran 0.85 Miles Today, and I Didn’t Die (at Least Not Yet)

Edited January 4, 2016 I just left the gym. I ran 0.85 miles at a pace of 6 miles per hour. So what? That is a good question and gets to the nature of goals and progress. My goal is to run two 5K races this Spring/ Early Summer (2016). This is a good goal for me. Why? I am overweight and have not run in years. The goal is…

128 Days of Tracking 10,000 Steps a Day with My Fitbit One

Edited January 3, 2016 Last August (2015), I set a goal of generating 10,000 steps a day every day for 1-year. I outlined the goal here and here. The project started on August 29, 2015. I just completed my steps for today (January 3, 2016). I track my steps with my Fitbit One (my wife uses this Fitbit One). I find my smart phone’s Fitbit App useful for day-to-day viewing, but not…

My Shoes Didn’t Stop Me

Edited January 3, 2016 A goal this year of mine is to run two 5K races this Spring (2016). I have not run in years, which means I need to be training now. And I am. I started mid-December (2015). It took me a while to get going. I had two reasons for delay. I was worried about snow and that I did not have the proper shoes. Ironically, I…

Getting Started with My Most Important Goal

Edited January 2, 2016 I spoke in my last post that generating 10,000 steps a day for 1-year was my most important goal (Goals 2016). I reread the post last night. The project (based on The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life) was not as linear as I made it sound. In this post, I will discuss the first month or so. My project start date…

My Most Important Goal

Edited January 1, 2016 My wife bought me a Fitbit One, Black (my wife uses the Fitbit One, Burgundy) in January 2015 for my birthday. I found it useful within a week or two of use. Here is what I learned. My base daily activities generated 2000 to 3000 steps a day. Being more intentional about my daily activities, like pacing while brushing my teeth and parking farther, generated 4000 to 5000…

Goals 2016

I found it helpful to define health and fitness – and then distinguish between my health and fitness goals. Why? I think I need both. I want to be healthy and fit. I dislike being ill, suffering from disease and being in pain. I want to be an active participant in life. I want to go for long walks, run, ride my bike, do yard work and keep up with…