10,000 Maybe More

Since starting childcare, getting my 10,000 steps in has been easier than it was before.  Chasing kids from one end of the house to the other, hurrying to intercepting bathroom disasters, chasing the toddlers and catching them for falls, and making my way here and there to settle conflicts has me on my toes…or actually my feet.  Most days I am up by 5:30 am and don’t sit until nap time unless it’s to read a few books or tend to a sad child.  A typical day with no walk to the park will bring me to 5000 steps by the time the last child leaves at 5pm.

Typically I try to walk Ruby after childcare to get me over my 10,000 steps.

Recently Kalissa and Kelli have been both been trying to drop a few pounds before Kalissa’s wedding…not me.  I’ve lost and gained enough weight in my life to keep me content where I’m at but that hasn’t kept me from being sucked into their weight loss.

There have been many different days recently when either Kalissa or Kelli have been here begging for a walking partner….how do I say no?  It’s time with the girls and Ruby…I have trouble passing that up even if it means walking…and walking and walking.

So that’s how I ended up with three days over 20,000 steps.

As I was finishing up the last of my steps on the way home on Wednesday night I couldn’t help but think how crazy I am to not be trying to loose weight….If I would just eat a little better with all that exercise I would likely be able to loose some.

But as I said…I’ve been there and done that.  I am just content.  At this point in my life right now, I am just me and weight and looks just don’t bother me.  I wish it wouldn’t have taken me 49 years to figure that out..and I sure hope I can keep that attitude.  For now  I’m just happy spending some time with the girls and Ruby.  In the meantime…my Fitbit is really happy with me…and more importantly, I’m happy with me too.

4 thoughts on “10,000 Maybe More”

  1. It’s funny, I was just looking in the mirror this morning. At my stretch marks from being pregnant and the belly that I had even before the pregnancy. I turned sideways to look at my large behind. And I decided that I’m happy with the way my body looks. I’m happy with the way I feel in my body. And for the most part I have been happy with my body for my entire 30 years, even if there have been moments here or there, that I wish I were prettier or thinner, but they never linger long. I think it’s very freeing to be happy with yourself, it leaves so much more room for other, more important thoughts.

  2. I love my Fitbit too! My daughter sucked me into getting one too…it reminds me to walk more and I have it set to vibrate every hour so I remember to drink something when I’m into my quilting and forget! It is cool to get that email every week tallying my progress and the badges for going a certain number of miles! Love the motivation :)

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