I made more of an effort to wear my pedometer daily in October. I wore it for 27 out of 31 days. Unfortunately my life was very hectic and I wasn’t able to focus on increasing my steps walked per day. I was aware of my steps though because I made it a priority to wear the pedometer. I did make an effort to drink more water and was successful for the first two thirds of the month. I am still struggling with getting enough sleep and will make that a priority for November.
As you can see from my recipe posts I am continuing to work on eating healthy. One day that meant I took myself out to lunch and got a really tasty salad! 🙂
Shape Up America, a nonprofit founded by former US Surgeon General K. Everett Koop, recommends that people walk 10, 000 steps a day for optimum health. How am I doing? I walked an average of 8,552 steps per day in October!! This compares favorably to August and September. While my hectic life made it impossible to exercise as regularly as I did in August, I was able to increase my average steps per day significantly over September.
For November I will focus on getting enough sleep, drinking extra water and reaching a goal of 9,000 average steps per day. To hit that number of average steps I’ll need to walk more often. I’m also going give my kids the few leftover pieces of Halloween candy, rather than eating them myself!
Are you still consciously working toward your 2012 New Year’s Resolutions?