First steps, baby steps

January 2, 2015

Congrats_on_earning_your_first_30_000_daily_step_badge__-_jamietoddrubin_gmail_com_-_Gmail-400x331This is not my Fitbit Dashboard.

In fact, mine has never had a number that high that because it doesn’t give credit for the things I spend most of my time doing. Unless of course I turn a page or hit the return key with a big flourish.

Or maybe I could get a walking desk that has a treadmill attached.  It takes a lot of moving to get to a number that high.

I might not get there, and that’s ok with me.

Thing is, I need to be doing more moving. Maybe you do, too. Or maybe you need to be doing more reading. Writing. More relaxing. More of…something. Maybe not a lot, but certainly more.

Whatever it is, it’s probably something that requires some discipline.  Maybe, unlike me, you’ve set a resolution for 2015.

Today, I’m over at Boomeon talking about first steps and baby steps. If you could use some encouragement for something you’d like to accomplish, you’ll find it if you click right HERE.

Instead of commenting on this site today, I’d love for you to comment on the post at Boomeon. If you’d rather not sign up to do that, I’d love for you to tweet or do any kind of social media share you might be inclined to.  You know that I sure do appreciate it!

18 comments on “First steps, baby steps
  1. LIV says:

    oh Carol – you’re so right. He who takes the step will go so much farther than he who does not.

  2. I am off to visit your guest post. I don’t do resolutions, though. I just DO. 🙂

  3. The journey of a thousand steps….
    Love this encouragement to just start.

  4. All good things start with just one step. Perfect message.

  5. Kelly says:

    You are so right. Everyone starts somewhere; but the key is in kindness. It’s “tourist season” at the gym and Erin Brown had a great post about dealing with the resolutioners…don’t be a jerk, she said. Everyone starts somewhere. This is an important message in how we treat others, and ourselves. Happy New Year!

  6. I have to do nothing but walk for over an hour a day to get to 10,000. Otherwise, I am sitting too much: reading, writing, surfing the net. I didn’t realize how sedentary my lifestyle was until I started wearing a Fitbit 18 months ago. It kicked me in the butt to MOVE. Thanks for the reminder to put mine on today!

  7. bernie says:

    I am reading this sign on the wall of the lounge in the gym while I fiddle with Face Book after working out.
    Great post and words of wisdom.

  8. I didn’t know they had dashboards. My husband has one. Yes indeed, baby steps. I’m taking them too. We’ll get there. 2015 is going to be a great year!

  9. Angela says:

    I love my Fitbit! I never hit the 10,000 mark anymore (its too cold to walk the mile from the train so I opt for the bus, until we thaw out up here) but if you add just a little bit each day, take a 15 min walk then 20 the next day it makes it easier! I try to walk around my apartment as much as I can!

  10. Kimber says:

    You’ve inspired me to get a pedometer app on my phone. I honestly have no idea how many steps I walk!!

  11. Cher says:

    Encouragement and positivity are always welcome… (I didn’t set any resolutions for the new year, also, and I’m glad I’m not the only one!)

  12. Carol,

    I read the Boomeon post. I wear a fitbit when I golf and love to see how far I have walked. I do so much better when I don’t obsess about it and just get up to go for a walk because it feels right. Remember, housework, stairs and even parking the car far away counts. Don’t beat yourself up for not getting to some mythical #…you are great just the way you are!


  13. April Mims says:

    The first step is always the toughest one to take but once you get going, it’s easy for the momentum to get going. We all have room in our life to do more of what makes us better. Now I’m off to take that first step to reaching my goals!

  14. As much as I like numbers and metrics, nothing beats the actual action of doing. So I prefer to walk 30 min rather thank counting how many steps I did or how many calories I burned.
    It’s just more reassuring and great for me to do it this way.

    Wishing you a wonderful 2015, Carol. Now off to share your post with the world.

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