I’m very excited to partner with Verizon Wireless to Host the Verizon Wireless Move More Challenge

It’s week three of the Verizon Move More Challenge and I’m thrilled and encouraged by all your responses of what you planned to do to add more activity to your day!

Did you do it? Are you walking, biking, hiking, running, playing around indoors, Zumba, and more? Let me know in the comments.

As for me, if Fitbit and I had to declare our relationship on Facebook it would read It’s Complicated.

The idea is to MOVE MORE and I want to, but I was focused on steps because Fitbit says my friends are wearing out the pavement. I want to be like them!

The activities I engage in (indoor cycling, high intensity interval training, boot camp, yoga) do not seem to produce the same steps as good old walking. On my 15-minute break I can log about 1500 steps circling the parking lot. A 45-minute indoor cycling class logs about 1500-2000. It stands to reason, my arms are usually holding the handlebar and not swinging like you do when walking. And when my palms are planted on the ground for mountain climbers, I’m not registering any steps because my legs are moving, not my arms.

Finally, I had to put on my polyester coaches shorts and give myself a better game plan. The Fitbit app offers plenty of information beyond steps, like active minutes and syncs with MyFitnessPal to track my workouts.


For example, this week (my weeks start on Sunday) I’ve already logged more workout minutes than the week before. I may not be at the top of the leader board for steps, but my heart and muscles are still getting the workout they need, I’m enjoying my workouts, and I’m giving myself permission to achieve personal, sustainable, not one-size-fits-all goals.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you’re doing or what you’ve learned about yourself and your workouts so far in this challenge!

The Verizon Wireless Move More Challenge (Official Rules) runs from January 5 to March 31, 2015 and open to all my friends and readers in OH, PA, WV, KY, MI, IN, ND, SD, MN, IA, NE, IL and WI who are interested in adding more activity in their lives. Each comment left on my blog posts will serve as entry in the final drawing for one of three Fitbit Charge from Verizon Wireless. If you want to get social, tag your posts with #MoveMoreVZW so I can find them.


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