Do you know about 10,000 steps a day? Well, if you have one of those pedometers (found easily and cheaply at walmart, meijer, etc) , you click that baby on your waist band and it will record how many steps you take throughout the day. "They" say that 10,000 is a good number to strive for when trying to lose/maintain weight. 10,000 steps is equivalent to 5 miles.
So, you know that I am participating in Hot for the Holidays Challenge over at Baby Tea Leaves. Guess what? I did 10,000 steps on my elliptical machine at one time!!!!!!!! Now, if you know me, you know that you won't find my name, exercise and 5 miles in the same sentence....EVER!!!!! Are my feet numb? Yep. Are my hip joints rubbing on bone? yep. Am I sore already? yep. But, I did it!!!!!!!!! I am not going to lie and say it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was fine until about 6,000 steps, 8,000 was a little more uncomfortable and the last 2000 steps SUCKED.....but, I DID IT!!!!!! My mp3 got me through with my eclectic array of "boogie" songs. I can say the pain was worth it. I am into the next decade of numbers and I do NOT want to go back. Once you start losing, even only a pound or so, it seems to make eating healthier and/or smaller portions easier.
Ok, I must go now to take some motrin!!!!
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