10,000 steps a day, running, and my achy legs #Mamavation Monday


I am proud to say that I have logged in over 10,000 steps a day over the last 7 days. Included in those 10,000+ steps were 3 days of a non-stop one-mile run. Yep, I met my goal of running 1-mile non-stop by February 1st.

Three cheers for me. Hip hip hooray…

According to my fitbit, I averaged 11,044 steps a day last week. I’m working on making that at least 15,000 steps a day this week. I already have steps logged in as of the writing of this post

I am crazy over the fitbit! It motivates me. That little device I hook onto the waist of my pants has a magical quality about it. I find that I will push myself to get in those 10,000 steps.

FitBit Stats

As I mentioned in a previous post about my 90-day weight loss challenge, I registered for the Knoxville Color Me Rad 5k. I’m basically going from couch to 5k. My goal was to be able to run one mile straight by February 1. I only had the chance to run on the treadmill three times last week. I did 3 miles of which one mile I ran each day. This week, my goal is to run that one mile in less time. I did it in 15 minutes, my goal is 12-minutes. I’m not sure if that’s a feasible goal.

My legs hurt.

Hurt I say.

They’re not used to all this walking and running. They’re begging me to give them a break. Don’t get me wrong, I am listening to my body… but I think I can do this. I am going to throw in a free day once a week, now, though. I do need to give my body a day of rest. So quit your complaining, legs.

I do my weigh-ins on Monday mornings, so not sure how I stand this week, but last Monday I was down .5 pounds.

  • Starting weight on 10/15 – 166.5
  • Last weigh-in on 1/28 – 148

I am finding it tougher to lose now that I added exercise, and I know I need to not be so obsessed with the number on the scales… but it is a hard habit to break. I also know that because I’m sore, my muscles are retaining more water. It psychological, but I need to see the scales go down.

So my goal this week is to…

  • Average 15,000 steps a day.
  • Increase the time of my one mile run.
  • Drink more water.
  • Be more diligent in my calorie counting.

What are your fitness goals for the week?


  1. I LOVE the Fitbit, and Congrats on the accomplishment.

    1. Author

      Thank you, Kelly! I think getting 10,000 steps is a great accomplishment, and so good for our heart!

  2. You’re doing amazing and congrats on making it through a mile non-stop.

    1. Author

      Thank you, Kathleen! Well considering I am NOT a runner, it is a huge accomplishment for me. 🙂

  3. You’re doing great! I need to get a fitbit.

  4. Congratulations to you. Wish I had a pedometer to keep track of my steps

  5. I love using my fitbit, it is so motivating!

  6. Congrats! I just started using a fitbit & it’s definitely been motivating me too.

  7. Congratulations on running your mile! I think that milestone is coming up

    1. … quickly for me! The weight loss you have is amazing as well!

  8. Congratulations! I have not yet done my 10,000 steps daily yet. I’m up to 4 to 5 times a week. I started this lifestyle change about 6 months ago. I’m down a mere 23 pounds. My thighs, muscles hurts the most the day after but I still go forward. It’s been years since I last wore shorts and skirts. I feel comfortable to do so now. Keep at it!

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