Now that my knee is (mostly) feeling better, I'm working on increasing my activity. I was told to go slow and work up. Because I lead a very sedentary life, I figured the best and easiest ways for me to just walk around more at work.
So I got a pedometer!
This one is amazing because you can out it anywhere on your body and it accurately counts your steps. Since I don't have pockets and am too "curvy" to comfortably wear one clipped to my waist band, I actually just stick this in my bra. :)
I originally got the clippy strap to keep it from falling out but that has ended up not being an issue at all.
The clip was actually really annoying so now I just put the pedometer down the front of my bra. :)
I tracked how many steps I took on an average day for a week. Then I figured out the average per day and strive to take a minimum of 200 steps a day more than the average. No, it's not a lot but I really feel it in my knees when I take more than that right now. I have a goal of 5,000 total additional steps above my base point and then I'm going to get myself a treat. I just haven't decided for sure what that's going to be yet. I'm really eyeing these leggings, though.
I have discovered that if I dance a lot, it can increase my steps so I have to be careful of that. Yeah, the movement is good overall but the point is to increase the endurance of my knees. :)
I've thought about joining the gym here at work (just $6 per paycheck!) but being sweaty in front of other people is absolutely mortifying to me. And I sweat easily. I don't glisten like some women, either. Nope. I turn bright red and wet. :P And when I get hot, I get super nauseous.
So walking is the first step. Walk, walk!
Random necklace pic:
|Pendant: Fire Mountain Gems|