Anyone who has read this blog for a while, knows that I’m pretty tenacious about hitting my fitness ‘step goal’ each month. I hit my goal of averaging 12K steps a day 42 out of 43 months since I early retired in early 2016.
Then I had my heart attack on 12/26. I hardly moved for a couple days and missed my mark for December. January was all about cardio rehab, so I skipped a strict focus on steps and used my Apple Watch ‘fitness rings’ – movement, exercise, and hourly standing – as my new daily goal set (in addition to the goals they set at the hospital gym). I finished the month with a daily average 10.3K steps, but steps weren’t my focus.
Now February is here and I completed cardio rehab with “no limitations” for exercise, I’m not sure if I should stick with the rings, or go back to steps. I’ve now closed my daily rings for 32 straight days. I’m thinking maybe I could combine them – rings plus 10K steps a day average every day might be good.
There’s nothing more important in early retirement than your health and that requires a sustainable fitness plan. How do you set your ongoing fitness goals?
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