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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fitbit Challenge Update- Week Four--Almost Over!

Who said I was only supposed to walk 70,000 steps per week? 94,121 steps for week four!

It is hard to believe my personal Fitbit challenge is almost over. It is pretty wonderful to think I have walked over 10,000 steps each day for the past 30 days. Today is my last day to go for the challenge! Remember my goal was to walk 10,000 steps a day for 31 days for a total of 310,000.

There were days that were a challenge to get the steps done but over all I would say the steps just kept escalating towards the finish each and every day without much hassle, just a lot of mindfulness.

I did learn a lesson. Never go from one time zone to another--from later to earlier, specifically-- and start your final steps at the end of the day without making sure your Fitbit has updated to the new time zone! I did the steps but when my Fitbit did update it lost some of my steps! Ouch!

Here is the lowdown on my steps:
Week One- 82,504
Week Two- 100,829
Week Three- 78,228
Week Four- 94,121
Total So Far- 355,682

Yep, I achieved far beyond my stated goal. I can hardly believe it. Honestly, my husband coached me to declare a range with the top of the range 310,000 when I initially set my goal. He knew the busy life I lead and all the travel we do. I decided to go for it. I am so glad I did. There is nothing better than thinking big and achieving bigger!

It feels great to have gone above and beyond before the final day is even finished! I look forward to announcing the total and the resulting donation I will be making to the CU Art Museum as part of the  effort to acquire the very special Sharkive for students, faculty and public to enjoy, learn from and celebrate in perpetuity.

Thanks for cheering me on. It made me feel I could do it. And I did! Not bad for someone who is celebrating 60 years today. My sneakered feet are ready to move forward!