For Christmas my husband's parents bought me a Pedometer. It was something I had on my Christmas wist list. I know, it is incredibly dorky, but I thought it would be fun to have. For a while now, I have been wanting to track the distance I walk when I am at the animal shelter, when I walk around my neighborhood, shopping at the grocery store, stuff like that. I thought it would be fun to see how much I walk in a day just doing normal stuff and having a way to track the distance I walk while exercising too.
I have been using the pedometer for a few days now. I was surprised to find out that on average, I really don't walk very much just doing normal everyday stuff. Excluding any exercise, I have been averaging around 3,000 steps, which is only about a mile.
I have not really decided where to go from here with the pedometer. I think I will really focus on using the pedometer to track exercise related distances and use an app on my phone to log my progress. Once I get a sense for my baseline, I can make goals to improve my pace and workouts.