10,000 steps a day

10,000 steps a day is a big deal – given that we are always in a rush, trying to make up those 2 minutes we lost at the traffic lights by taking the lift, driving to the nearby shop when it takes 10 minutes extra to walk it up. We park closest to the entrance, we take short cuts, we cut corners. 💪🏽

I never kept track of how many steps I take because I didn’t want to embarrass myself. hey! When everyone is saying for a healthy you, 10,000 steps is a minimum that you must do, and you know you are a lazy bum (who wants to be healthy btw) – you take the most obvious route! Avoidance. 🤘🏽

But that moment of weakness when you put that as a goal in your performance review (take part in the next 10,000 steps challenge? What crap was I thinking!) and so much hype is about a minimum 10,000 steps everyday – you can’t avoid but sign up for it. All pepped and prepped, I had all the gadgets to count every single step all ready and set by Sunday evening. 👊🏽

I put the pedometer on first thing I woke up. Regular regular and 1pm  I had just creeped over 2000 steps. Didn’t have much grand plans other than dragging my feet to the lunch room, watching YouTube videos and mindlessly grazing from my big lunch dabba. 🥙🍜🍛

I didn’t want to fail the very first day so did a slight change of plan – had lunch at my desk and went out for a stroll. 20 minutes and I had crossed 5000 steps. Wow!! Not bad right. 🥂

COB steps? Just a few over 6000. Yes, that’s how body lazy we are work. And oh yes, I was tired like I ran a marathon. Not that I ever did, but people usually look tired after running a marathon. You get the point right? 🏋🏽‍♀️

Picked some groceries on my way back home and I was done for the day. Flushed down dinner in front of the tv and the pedometer read…. 9089 🤺

I thought it was upside down, but no. It must be the grocery store. I would have done over 3000 steps there. The same as the 20 minute walk! Interesting…🛒

So you want to get fit – start going to the mall? 💸💰

There’s one thing though – the walk make me feel fresh, relaxed, accomplished, and all the good things . The same 20 minutes walking up and down the aisles drained me and made me feel like crap ( because the marketing gimmicks sicken me to ewww… well that’s another story). 💆🏽

And now that I’m up to 10,200+ , I can put my feet up and write this blog post. 📝

10,000 steps a day is a big deal but it’s not that hard. Lazy bum me can do it, you can do it too! 🤷🏽‍♀️

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