I decided to wear a pedometer yesterday, to see how many steps I get in a normal day. Yesterday was actually a busy-normal day, since it was the day I go to get the milk (but that's a drive not a walk), and the day I go grocery shopping: Kroger and Whole Foods. Additionally, my friend took me to a thrift store and we wandered around there for a little while.
The result, even with all the shopping I did, which left me utterly exhausted by the way:
Just a little more than 5000 steps!
That's really really bad, y'all! That's sedentary.
I'm so out of shape I almost have lost the will to do anything about it. I certainly have gotten to the point of not believeing it is possible for me to be fit. I keep hitting that wall of pain and fatigue that I can't get past. Stinkin' Fibroymalgia!
So, what's this old gal to do?
When I figure it out, perhaps I'll blog about it. Meanwhile, two changes I will make: I will start wearing better shoes instead of those don't-walk-in-me flip flops I've been wearing all summer, and I will start wearing my pedometer, and try to inch my daily step count up very very slowly.
The all-or-nothing approach that I've always gone for in the past clearly seems to settle most often on the "nothing" side of things.
So here's the plan: A bit more than "nothing".