Fitness Series: How to Make Your Steps Goal at Home

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post in my fitness series!  As you all know, i'm constantly working towards staying active and healthy.  I've put on a few pounds this summer and I'm determined to get them off.  You all know that I love to work out at home, and I've found the perfect solution on how to meet my daily step goals.  Check it out!

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Check out the video!

Having a FitBit has been a huge motivator in reaching my daily fitness goals.  I started with the FitBit flex as I received it as a free gift from my company.  That got me hooked.  However, I wasn't satisfied with it after a while since I always had to log in to my app to check my stats.  That took too long and drained both my fit bit and phone battery.

 I decided to upgrade to the FitBit Charge as it shows your stats right on the screen with a quick push of the button.  Being a cheapo, I wanted to get a deal as technology products are always pricey.  I found the FitBit Charge on Groupon for a great deal.  Check it out here.

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My FitBit goal is 10,000 steps a day.  I work from home and I find that on a daily basis I might just log in 2,500 steps with no extra activity.  If I do an hour active cardio workout, I might get an extra 5,000 steps in.   But with my weight lifting, the steps might log just a few hundred steps.  To make up for my deficit, I wanted an easy alternative where I could get in steps at home, preferably while watching TV.  I wanted something small so I could put it away.  In the past, I've had an elliptical and found it to be collecting dust after a while.  

I found the Sunny Health and Fitness Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands on Amazon for just $47.99.  Both the price and size were right.  I found that I could pull this out in my living room and get my steps in, then just throw it behind my coffee table, out of the way when I wasn't using it.  It is truly like a stepper, you feel the burn in your thighs and it's more strenuous than marching around in place which was what I tried to do before I had the stepper.  I don't use the bands, I just march in place with my arms.  It also has a display counter on it, but I just use my fitbit to monitor my steps.  I think it's great for those of us who like to work out at home.

I hope this video was helpful for you guys out there.  Keep moving and reaching those goals!