Stepping it up – Hiking & Playing Fetch
I had a great time with Maya and my new Fitbit up at a cottage in the Kawartha Lakes last weekend.
The lake was still a bit cold – I swam for 20 mins but I could not convince Maya to come in. She can swim but doesn’t seem to enjoy it much, especially if cool.Unfortunately Fitbits are only water resistant not waterproof, so swimming does not register. It was a few hundred steps up and down the rocky path to the lake so we got a good workout doing that a few times each day.
Maya and I went for a quick hike. It is such a pretty area, but the bugs were out in force and so was the rain for most of Sunday. The bears were not out at all this time (we have seen them on hikes in the past).
“Let’s Go Already!” We also played a lot of fetch which was great for Maya, but didn’t do me that much good it turns out.
After my first week monitoring my steps, it is easy to see how I put on weight over our brutal winter. Many more calories have been going in than going out. I have not been hitting my 10,000 steps a day, even with a quick hike or walk to the park.
Clearly time to STEP IT UP with longer walks and more activities, and fewer “treats”.