The Fitbit is interesting. It’s easy to use. It updates your profile automatically. The first week I did had it, I specifically did not change the way I moved. I exercised the same (none). I made no special effort to climb the stairs.
The most interesting thing I discovered was that as the week wore on, it was hard not to get up and do more. Now that I was becoming acutely, immediately aware of how sedentary I was, I wanted to change that. Especially in the face of how much the Husband was doing. I also realized that I climbed the stairs more than I thought I did.
Floors climbed: 85
Miles traveled: 6.81
Floors climbed: 82
Miles traveled: 11.96
The second week, I set a minimum goal of 2500 steps a day and 15 flights of stairs. It’s harder than you think when you work at home. I averaged 12 flights of stairs and 3918 steps a day. Though, the day usually ran about 3300 with Saturday and Sunday racking up the rest.
For the record, Fitbit is recommending 70 flights of stairs and 70,000 steps a week. The flights? I’m an overachiever. The steps… yeah… no. My first big goal will be 35,000 steps a week.