The Shocking Truth About Activity
by Meggan Larson
I’ve been hinting heavily to my husband that I wanted a Fitbit for Mother’s Day. And by hinting I mean I was posting links to his Facebook page and tagging him in every Fitbit related post. Though I’ve been doing THM for quite a while I was finding that my weight loss was getting pretty slow and I had been bouncing back and forth between the same few pounds for several weeks.
I wanted to increase my activity level and since I’m so goal oriented a Fitbit was perfect. My husband got the message and I got my Fitbit. 😉 I eagerly strapped it on last weekend and synced it to my laptop excited to see where my steps were at on a daily basis.
What I found was absolutely shocking…
I was barely moving!
Like at all.
I’m surprised I still have leg muscles since I clearly haven’t been using them. Last week I barely made 16,000 steps for the entire week. Apparently 10,000 steps per DAY is what we should all be aiming for. I snorted when I read that. But then a funny thing happened.
We walked to our chiropractic appointment instead of driving and I registered 5000 steps! It’s about a 25 minute walk each way and with three kids 5 and under walking with us I wasn’t exactly running. And it felt great! I’m the type of person that usually starts programs like 21 day fix and I work super hard for a week and then quit. I’m not proud of that and am working on it but that’s just the truth right now.
Walking is doable for me. I can see clearly now I couldn’t maintain a hardcore workout program when I was barely making 1200 steps a day! I’m happy to report that everyday since Monday I have walked at least 10,000 steps. It takes a bit of effort but I don’t feel like a sloth anymore.
THM is about more than just eating. It’s a lifestyle and that includes getting up and getting active. Obviously going from 1200 steps a day to 10,000 is going to improve my weight loss journey. I’ve also noticed my productivity has dramatically increased as well. Exercising is super important to our health but it doesn’t always have to be a big dramatic affair.
You don’t have to get a Fitbit, but try seeing how often you’re moving either through the free Fitbit app or a pedometer. You might be surprised by the findings. Whether you’re an active runner or just starting out like me, start incorporating some more movement to challenge your body and increase your results.
It’s worth it. 🙂
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Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!