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…