When I rejoined the Apple Watch club last year – after 4 years without wearing a watch of any kind – my son warned me not to become “a slave to closing your daily fitness rings”. He knew that I can be a goal-oriented fanatic and closing one’s daily rings can be addictive.
How right he was …
I was off to the races soon after writing a post about evolving my daily activity measurement from simple “steps per day” to closing these three rings: 600 calories of movement, 30 minutes of brisk exercise, and 12x standing each day.
Related: Fire Fitness Goals Evolving (February 2020)
Overall, I make time for what I need to do to close the rings each day without too much trouble. (I don’t have a job after all!). Still, there are a few days that have been difficult … board meeting days, long travel days sitting in the car, or family holidays when the last thing you want to do is squeeze in a quick workout.
Injury or sickness might have brought a quick end to the ring madness, but thankfully I’ve stayed healthy this whole time. No flu, no COVID, and no softball/tennis injuries. I picked up the Apple Watch after my heart attack as a way to stay healthy, so I guess it’s working in that sense.
After completing the first 12 months, I’ve continued to close rings for another ~40 days as of yesterday. February & March – so far, so good.
How are you doing on your fitness goals since the pandemic started? Still working on any health-related New Year’s resolutions?
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