I’m sure you’ve been waiting by your computer for my Step Challenge Results (using my FitBit Flex) – HA! 🙂
I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to come out. I knew I had some opportunities to get some good steps in while traveling for work in NYC (although it did rain so I did cab it to and from the train station – normally I would’ve walked). I was also doing some personal travel – so I knew I would have good days on my airport day (my return trip was after my challenge). However, I wasn’t sure about the weekend – I was staying in a hotel but I didn’t know the schedule as I was in town for a baptism.
My goal was to average 8,190 steps per day and end the week with a running total of 57,330 – achieving this was a 30% increase in my prior week.
From Sunday to Saturday – I was able to get 72,421 – I blew out my 7 day total by 15K steps and increased my activity by 64%!! Here is a view of my numbers a couple of different ways:
- Total Steps: 72,241
- Average: 10,345 (almost 4K steps above my prior average)
- Highest Day: 11,734 (NYC)
- Lowest Day: 7,037 (work from home day)
- Average (when I drop the High / Low numbers): 10,730
I loved my results – very happy with them. However, I definitely had some anomalies – extra steps due to work events, travel and access to cardio machines. I don’t have a cardio machine in my house anymore. My current 7 day total is lower than the 44K. The cold weather has been a factor and so has my current work schedule – just haven’t been able to step away from my desk. I’m really glad I did this comparison when I was traveling. It showed me I can do it and it reinforces I need to schedule breaks during my work day to step away from the desk and move around. Hopefully, we’ll have a little bit of a warm-up so I can go back to doing my 1:1s with my team by walking.
Have a great weekend!