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Monday, February 20, 2012

New Pedometer, New Shoes to New Beginnings: Update on Health Habits for February 2012

My new beginnings include giving up soda and putting on new shoes and a new pedometer.

An inaccurate pedometer was a disappointment.

I think last week was not a productive one towards my health goals.  I didn't really exercise.  I did drink water everyday really well.  I did continue to consume some of the wrong foods.  I have been working at not eating too much breads and eating more proteins.

Here is an update:

1. I continued to drink water...but I still drank soda.  Hubby has continued to bring soda into the house.

2. I didn't walk much; was disappointed that my pedometer was not accurate. 

3. Slept in a lot.  Been very tired lately.  Went without breakfast a few times.

4. Made dinner more often, but we had some takeout.  I think I'm out of the no takeout challenge.

5. I've continued to read the Bible, but I've fallen behind in the reading plan.

Goals for the upcoming week:

1. Give up soda for Lent.

2. Try to walk at least 3,000 steps.

3. Hope to eat breakfast in the mornings.

4. Continue to make nutritious dinners with veggies.

5. Catch up on my reading of the Bible.

With the new Lenten season coming up, I hope to get off this nasty habit of drinking soda.  I have soda in the refrigerator right now.  I don't want to drink it.  I've been experiencing terrible pains again on my left side.  I'm tired of feeling this way.  It makes me think that I have something seriously wrong with me.

I now own new, better fitting tennis shoes.

I'm hoping that the new tennis shoes I have will be more comfortable.  I am very fortunate that my hubby bought me a new pair of shoes.  It was a grand impediment to use the old tennis shoes because anytime I walked, my feet slipped back and forth inside those big shoes.  I still have to get used to these new ones, but they seem more snug fitting.  

I now own an accurate pedometer.

As for the pedometer, we bought two.  The first one seemed to have an old battery.  The current one was cheaper and has less of the bells and whistles.  It also has less of a chance of resetting the steps already walked.  I was having trouble with the green one resetting accidentally with simply bumping into it.

Well, thanks for reading about my new pedometer and tennis shoes for a new beginning at my health goals for 2012.  I hope this blog entry encourages you, my beloved readers, to develop your own health goals.

How about you, my readers?  Are you keeping up with any health goals for February, related to your New Year's resolutions?  How do you plan to improve your health this month?  I encourage you to assess your current health.  It's a great opportunity to adjust your habits to improve your life.   

If you need to improve your health, in any form, please ask God to help you; He will, if you pray for His guidance.

This is an entry for Medical Mondays.  For past entries, click here.

Disclaimer: The viewpoints that I discussed here are just my opinions.  Please consult your physician before altering anything relating to your health.  I am only suggesting here to take charge of your health.  Don't just leave your health in the hands of your doctors; become your own advocate.  You know best how your body is doing.


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  2. pedometer are really useful for our fitness there are some pedometers which can count your daily steps, your running rate, running speed heart beat rate etc.....
    wrist worm pedometer you can use like watch as well as pedometer it is accurate in counting & it also cheaper try these it really works

  3. Preeti,

    Thanks for telling me about the different pedometers. I've been considering the one for the heart rate.

    Rebecca G.

  4. All pedometers count steps, but use different methods to do so. Some mechanisms are more accurate than others.

  5. multi touch,

    I noticed that. I stopped using the pedometer because sometimes it would under count. Then, there were times it would over count my steps.

    Rebecca G.

  6. I just want to say thanks for provided a useful and informative one..


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