Buy a really nice pedometer!!
As many of you know, I get stressed over numbers. But ever since I got this really nice pedometer I don't worry about the calories so much, but more on walking.
It counts the steps you take in a day, the aerobic steps when you're exercising (it takes 10 minutes of aerobic walking before it starts to count), it counts the calories you burn throughout the day with walking, it counts the distance you go, the time you do with aerobic walking, and it even keeps track of the past 7 days!
I love it because now I can have an actual set of numbers that show how much I did everyday! Instead of worrying if I'm burning enough calories, I simply estimate how much I'm eating during the day, and then at the end of the day I record how many calories I burned, the steps, I took, and a small success I had in the day.
I feel a lot better about myself without worrying about calories, and I feel like improving my cardio and not so much worrying about that extra snack I had.
I have the Omron pedometer. (Thank you so much Suzanne!)
And today I also bought a small kitchen scale to count oz. and pounds! Now I can feel better about the meat I eat (I always guess before).
These small tools are really motivating for me. Knowledge is really power. And they're both pretty cheap. So anyone who is worrying about calories, I really urge you to get this so you can have a new set of numbers to worry over (the positive worry!).
Everyday I'm going to chanllenge myself to walk more and more.
And as a note, the pedometer is part of the Best Life Diet. The number of steps you do is part of different levels of activity. I'm trying to get up to 10,000 steps a day. It seems like a lot, but you can easily do about 1,200 steps in a short amount of time just going to the grocery store or shopping. I did 1,200 in a quick run up to walmart.
And in a 44 minute walk around my neighborhood I did roughly 4,000 steps. So when you clean around the house and do things around the office, it REALLY adds up.
Just wanted to let you all know
Edit: I just read over this...and I really sound like an ad. XD But I am just excited.