November 2, 2012

Healthy Writer's Club: Stupid Sedentary Stat

Thank you Shallee McArthur for hosting!

Now that the company's gone home and I'm not housesitting with my granddoggies, I'm anxious to get back on track with my health and fitness.

I improved a bit over last week, when I was still away from home. I started walking again on Tuesday, a two mile walk per day plus my usual daily steps. So next weeks fitness should look a lot better than this.

Here are my fitbit stats for the week:

Total Miles Traveled: 13.2 (I did a half marathon! Now, I just have to put it all together at the same time...)

Sedentary: 91.2%

Last Song: How You Remind Me by Nickleback

I'm thinking that "sedentary" statistic above is just so wrong on so many levels. I think I'll stop looking at it. It's obnoxious, don't you think?

Also, does anyone know where I can get a mileage widget, other than the dailymile.com? I have a running widget from there, but I want a separate walking widget. I've been told by dailymile that I can't have both.


Are you keeping track of your mileage?

What do you listen to while exercising?

How was your fitness week?

13 comments:

Julie Luek said...

I love that you don't give up each week and hold yourself accountable. I had a decent fitness week despite a raging sinus thing. You know, when I jog, I don't like music. I like to be able to hear just the sounds and the conversation in my head. Have another great week.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your half a marathon comment made me chuckle.

Gwen Gardner said...

Julie, you powered through it, good for you. And some people are purists when they exercise. Just like you, they enjoy the quiet, almost like a meditation. Trust me, I live in the woods and get plenty of quiet:)

Alex, glad I could start your morning out with a chuckle:)

Linda Jackson said...

I had a good week this week. I'm trying really hard to stay on track. I don't listen to anything while I run...just me and my crazy thoughts. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Nice mileage! I think I logged only 11 miles this week - biking and walking. If that was all walking or running that would be great, but when I get the bike involved, the mileage needs to go up, and I probably spent about 95% of my time being sedentary. sigh. Next week will be better.

Gwen Gardner said...

Linda, that's awesome! I'm glad you're staying on track. I'm trying to get back on track. I am enjoying my walks enormously.

Tyrean, 11 miles is good! And LOL, I always say next week will be better, too:)

J.L. Campbell said...

If your sedentary reading is so high after all the walking you've done I have to think about about what my percentage would be. :(

Gwen Gardner said...

Joy, lol. I'm really starting to dislike that "sedentary" stat that always shows up on my fitbit. Who could possibly look good?

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