Went for my 50 minute walk with a different pedometre. When I did the 45 min walk around the whole subdivision the other day my first pedometre said 2.2kms........I thought I don't think so! So I don't think it was counting every step. So when I was taking the kids to karate I thought I would measure it with the car as I could drive the firebreak with the 4 x 4. So I did drive when I walked and it said 3.7ks. Which I think is more like it. I figured I was walking around the 5k an hour speed. So did my 50 min walk yesterday arvo and found this other pedometre, a kelloggs one from the nutri grain...yay kelloggs!!!!
Anyway I set the step length to 70 like the other one and my 50 min walk said 4.1km. Which I think would be fairly accurate. Said nearly 6000 steps. And I think lifting your legs up a bit higher Tegan is a good thing. I'm sure that is why the lady who walked around the oval here every morning lost all her weight. I used to think when I would see her when I was going for my "power walk" when I lived in town, she's not getting her heart rate up how is she going to lose weight. Seeing her a few months later down the street, as we had moved, and I thought OMG that is incredible. So maybe it's not the speed of the walk but how much you use your muscles and build them up. I always hold my stomach in whilst walking. Not that it has done anything to prevent the big belly from forming over the years!!! At least I can blame it a little on being pregnant twice over the last 11 years! With the second pregnancy 9 years ago. Surely I can still use that as an excuse!!! It's the baby's fat that they left behind!