My friends and I usually get together on Tuesday nights. I make dinner. We eat. We drink. We talk. And everyone goes home before 10:00 pm because they work the next day.
This week, we moved dinner to Friday (last night) and ordered pizza. I was so proud of myself when everyone left and I had managed to resist the urge to have “just one more slice of pizza” and “just one more drink.” Then I realized it was 11:45 pm and was still short about 1,500 steps.
I started pacing frantically and even ran in place towards the end, but I ran out of time. I ended the day at 14,742 steps – 258 steps short of my goal.
I’m disappointed that I missed my step goal and killed my longest streak to date. I could have made it if I’d just paid a little more attention to the time. I forgot that with it being Friday, my friends would likely stay longer, which means I wouldn’t have the opportunity to walk living room laps after they left to make up in steps I may be missing.
And, if I had been paying attention, I could have gotten up more often and walked around, or taken the dog for a longer walk. There are a number of ways I could have squeezed 258 steps into my day. I’ll just have to plan my day out better next time; maybe ensure I hit my step goal before anyone comes over, just in case.
Final step count: 14,472
It’s Saturday! We don’t have much planned today and it’s gross and rainy out, so we’ll likely stay in and be lazy. I’ll have to walk around the house a whole lot to get my steps in and get back on track. I’m up for the challenge though. I need to make up for yesterday’s disappointment.
Current step total: 2,093
Current step goal streak: 0 days Previous step goal streak: 20 days Longest step goal streak: 20 days