A few weeks ago I was challenged on Fitbit by friends from Facebook. I remember when my friend and I downloaded the Fitbit app months earlier and we challenged each other. It was a friendly competition and it was motivating as she was trying hard to beat me so it kept me going. That was a time when my other friends thought I was being extreme and doing too much. I was reaching 20000 steps almost every day. I was going to the gym at 4-5 times a week, and after a long walk at the beach during the day, I would go for a run –well walk-run-walk type of run – in the evening. As long as I was number one on the leaderboard I was satisfied.
I am on the fifth week of the Couch to 5K program with the help of one of the C25K iPhone apps, and I am not going to lie to you: it is not easy. I am one of those people who just cannot run, so when I go out for my walks, I am always admiring those joggers who seem so at ease while running… hey, some are even smiling and chatting!