Steps, I just need steps.

Is it just me or is it really hard to start adulting again after a really long weekend?

adulting
At least I had a very productive weekend, actually, it was quite productive. When we last spoke I was smack dab in the middle of removing all the Christmas decorations. I spent 3 solid days doing just that and guess what?

No, I’m not finished.

I was almost finished.  I still had a couple of small trees to put away and the lights over the pond.  MacGyver actually wanted to leave those up because he reasoned they are purple and they’d look good all year round….oh, the horror!

So it fell upon me to remove the lights from the Jacaranda tree over the pond. Unfortunately, the branches stretch out over the pond quite far and when I realized there was no way I could safely climb out to the end I decided to jump out of the tree.

falling from tree
Here is a bit of advice: If you think you’re too high to safely jump down, you probably are. I DID land on my feet because I’m all cat-like but then I quickly lost my balance, fell to the ground, and rolled into the freezing and disgusting mucky waters of the pond.

christmas in february

I’m pretty sure my neighbors already know I’m an idiot so no loss there but the Christmas lights are still in the tree and we are now the kind of rednecks my nightmares are made of.  Oh, the joy.

But that was yesterday, let’s talk about Saturday because if I was an idiot on Sunday, I was a rockstar on Saturday. I woke up very early in the morning and while MacGyver was hunting I got my fitness on.  First, with my best plank thus far:

plank

YES!

And then I ran 10 miles. TEN! And I didn’t go out and run too fast, I didn’t stop once, I didn’t walk, and most importantly, I didn’t die. I know, it was a miracle but the best part was, I didn’t get a migraine after. There is hope…

ran ten miles

Obviously I’m still conducting scientific experiments by wearing multiple fitness trackers.

On Saturday I racked up over 33,000 steps on my fitbit. And I’m just going to go ahead and throw this out there, I may be a bit obsessed. No, really. I’m all about the steps.

I didn’t run on Sunday but I walked my ass everywhere I could.  I was building a fire in the fire pit and I walked to the edge of our property over 30 times and picked up one stick for the fire each time because, steps!

The need for steps has become all consuming. And did you know they give you little badges? Yes, badges, major awards. Unfortunately every time I get one, I want more.   And let’s not forget the sleep tracking because now I it has become evident that I need to work on my sleep fitness, yes, sleep fitness.  I’ve started to get anxiety when I have to take that damn thing off to charge it.

fitbit obsession
And there are challenges, CHALLENGES! You can sign up for challenges with other fitbit users.  I started with a few just for motivation. Just some friendly competition, but it’s evolved.

Oh, I see you got 22,000 steps already, that’s nothing!

fitbit competition
It’s all consuming…and I love it.

At least fitness is going to be a little bit more enjoyable with some competition and the fact that we are now getting some cooler weather. Check out our 7 day forecast.

weatherIt’s 52 degrees this morning!

The dogs are loving it too. Well, Boomer is loving it, Hank doesn’t like the cold.  He’s still in bed as I write this.

And you know I couldn’t write a weekend recap without some doggie pics and stories, so here are a few scenes from yesterday.

Boomer got up early and got into the toy basket.

you have enough toys

are you kidding

Boomer and his ball

How does he always know which toy is missing? He has hundreds, literally hundreds!

Hank got up early, realized it was cold, refused to go outside in the yard and then proceeded to pee on the lanai. Then, he hid.

Hank hiding
No one ever accused my dogs of being boring.  So much personality!

Happy Monday peeps, I’ve got to get adulting.

Are you addicted to a fitness tracker? Which one? How are you addicted?

16 thoughts on “Steps, I just need steps.

    • I can only imagine. I have been so disappointed in our weather this year because we’ve had a particularly warm one but as much as I complain, I could never do cold, I have total respect for all you winter weather runners. 🙂

  1. My daughter just got a FitBit so it’s been interesting (she is 12 yrs old). She’ll be running in circles around the house to beat her friends in challenges all sorts of stuff like that. It’s all good!! I got a new Garmin that tracks steps so we are always comparing. It’s amazing how much I just sit around during my job in the daytime. If it wasn’t for running, I’d have maybe 2,000 steps every day. Sad!!!
    Wow, you are killing it with the planks!! I’m super impressed.

    • Awe thanks Lisa!

      And I’m so happy to hear how much your daughter likes her Fitbit! I wanted to get one for my son but we got him the Apple Watch for his birthday/Christmas and it has some of the same features. I was so excited to see him on the treadmill I almost tripped over the cord!

      It is amazing how much it takes to get those steps in when you work at a desk all day. It’s getting challenging but I’m determined. How do you like the Garmin and which one do you have?

  2. i LOVE my Fitbit HR. I am in the same boat where all I want is to get steps. I work from home and my gym is just down the road, so some days I’ve had to get creative and just walk on the treadmill just to get in my steps!

    • It really does help keep you accountable doesn’t it? I work from home too and I had no idea how much I sit I on my butt during the week until I got this thing. It’s eye opening for sure 🙂

  3. Most importantly….5:45!!!! you fckn do this shit right! we got 10 in sight!!!!!!! 10 by May

    secondly, now you’ve got me super curious about the fitbit. How accurate is the heartrate?…..and are you seriously gonna get the Garmin too?…..if the Garmin wasn’t available. I would just bite the fit. dammit. decisions. decisions.

    ….however, i’m worried about my sanity…. the steps will make me walk circles in my yard.

    lastly, keep those Doggy pix a comin. Boomer is a super model of black labs…. And I still could just eat his face off the interweb.

    • Yes to the 10 minute plank, I am fully convinced this will be the year, we can do it!

      I am on the fence with the Garmin. I love, love, love my 620 but the battery life of both garmins I’ve owned do not even compare to the fitbit. Also, Garmin has two new watches, the forerunner 235 and the fenix 3, both have great features but the fenix 3 is also a smart watch, so, I’m waiting til they’ve been on the market for a bit so I can read some more reviews. I also am loving the fitbit community and with their time on the market it might be hard for Garmin to compete. Lastly, holy shit do I love stats and I’m sort of enjoying having both…

      …ah the struggle. 😉

      Boomer sends lots of doggie kisses. 😛

  4. Oh my gosh, I am TOTALLY addicted to the Fitbit challenges. What’s more is that I try to sabotage people who are in front of me by telling them they need to take a little break. “Sit down, take a load off, WHILE I DECIMATE YOU!” It never works but it does mean that I’m willing to keep going and going and going until I beat them. 😉

  5. Hahah I loved having a Fitbit, I get so competitive with the steps! My friends mom and I are friends on there, and she’s been bugging me to get a new Fitbit since I lost mine heheh. Sooo I ordered one finally! Back in the game (well, on Friday, when it arrives….)

  6. lol At some point, SOMEbody will invent “remote charging” and your life will be better (unless you’ve fallen out of one tree too many….lol)!

    • Remote charging would be the best! I think we should tell all the fitness tracker developers. 🙂 I’m out of trees for a bit, I don’t think my body can handle any more drop and rolls, hehe

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