Oh, Fitbit how I had missed you my friend. I finally got my new charger in the mail, and Fitbit Alta and I are like peas and carrots again. It will be good to establish a step goal again. I'm not really sure where to start as I'm more mobile now than I was before it died. I'll start small and work my way up. The American Heart Association recommends 10,000 steps a day, but I'm going to start with 5,000 and 2 days a week with less to give myself some rest time. Since I'm starting on Tuesday instead of my usual Sunday, I'm going to set this weeks goal for 24,000 by the end of Saturday.
Establishing a regular step goal is not only healthy, but also motivational and may just help me to slide under the weight plateau I've hit. I try to be less about scale numbers and more about achievements like being able to do the assisted pull up machine again, but I do still have a weight goal, and someday I hope to reach it. I've come a long way in 5 months. After the surgery, I dreamed of the day I could take a shower without getting tired. Then, I dreamed of the day that I could walk from the front of the store to the back of the store without my stomach pinching. Now it's up and over and on to the next milestone. My friends and I are walking a 5K in July and I would like to get to the point where that I can do that with relative ease. The Whole30 is over on Tuesday of next week and I'm going to give you another picture of the impossible pants. Can I get a WHO-WA?
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