I’m now a Step Counter

April 12, 2017

(This is not a sponsored post.)

Well, I did it. I bought a Fitbit.

I have gone back and forth on whether I wanted a fitness tracker ever since fitness trackers were introduced.

Honestly, I didn’t want something telling me when I wasn’t being active, so I had decided that it wasn’t for me. It took me a long time to get to a place where I didn’t feel guilty about so many things that were related to my diet and exercise. I didn’t want to deal with a fitness tracker telling me that I needed to move if I hadn’t done so in the time that it thought that I should. Make sense?

I love to walk and I love my yoga classes (although it seems like forever since I made it to Yoga!), but I’ve now become increasingly curious about how active I really am on those days that I am super busy and on the go, but don’t actually “exercise”. I’ve decided that I just might like to know how many steps I am getting in and what my heart rate is doing.

It always feels good to have a new challenge and I’m looking forward to playing with my new toy!

Day one? 8548 steps.

Day two? 7375 steps.

The recommended amount is 10,000, and I set a personal goal for myself of 12,000, so I’ve come up short the last two days, but I’m including these steps in my 100 Miles! I feel like 100 miles in March is never going to end, and I can’t really extend March any longer than I have!

I still have 17 miles to go.

Here she is. After a week or so, I’ll let you know my thoughts on it.

This particular one is the Fitbit Alta HR. 

Have a great day! I’ve got steps to count!

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 7 SP

Big Ass Waffle topped with 1 T Almond Butter, Banana Slices and 1 tsp of Honey


Lunch – 8 SP

First Watch Two Eggs, Fruit cup, 1/2 Serving Potatoes, 1/2 Slice Toast


Leaving food on my plate. Non Scale Victory!!


Dinner – 9 SP

Un-pictured Tuna Salad on 2 small Whole Wheat Tortillas

Have you tried these tortillas?

One Tortilla = 1 SmartPoint. Two Tortilla’s = 3 SmartPoints.

I found these in the refrigerated section by the eggs.


Daily SmartPoints Total = 24

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year!

“love the life you live, live the life you love”



8 responses to I’m now a Step Counter

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com April 17, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Me too! So far, so good! Do you do any of the challenges?


  2. I am so glad to hear you finally bought one. I think you will be happy you did.

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com April 14, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I know, right?? lol. And I agree. After four days, I may just try for 10K for a bit.


  4. FINALLY! 😉 Hope you enjoy it. And don’t put too much pressure on yourself with the # of steps. You could pull back you goal from 12k to 10k for starters. Happy, healthy walking!!

  5. julesfarm@yahoo.com April 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I’m glad I got it. I’m anxious to see how easy/hard it will be to rack up 12,000 steps!

  6. julesfarm@yahoo.com April 12, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I am excited to see just how many steps I am getting on those days that I say “I’m busy!” lol

  7. Look at all of the experience you are making by having something to count your steps–always a good topic for a WW leader.

  8. Like you I went back and forth with the Fitbit for a loooong time. I finally bit the bullet and out it on my Christmas list and my boyfriend got it for me. It is shocking how much I typically do NOT move! (I work a desk job!). It thus far as sparked me to at least try to get more steps!!!!!! 🙂