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DD 31 - Step bet / Planet fitness

October 5th, 2016 at 12:59 am

DD day 31 = about an 80% with moderate chocolate consumption.

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I decided yesterday to do something called Stepbet. It's put on by the same people who do Dietbet. The thing I like better about Stepbet is that the outcome is much more controllable.

What do I mean by that? Well, on Dietbet you had to le a certain percentage of your starting weight in order to win. So many factors could workgainst you to make it not work out. Whether or not you were doing the work or not.

With Stepbet however, it's completely up to you whether or not you make your step goals. You don't have to rely on your fickle body, or worry about female hormones, water weight, etc. , etc. You either do it, or you don't.

So, I put up $40 of my spending money saying that I will meet my step goals for the next five weeks.

Tomorrow is the first day that the steps count. They connect to whatever you use to track steps, and come up with an Active Day goal and a Stretch Day goal. You have to meet the Active Day goal 4 x and the Stretch Goal 2x each week.

My Active Goal is 6,675 steps.
My Stretch Goal is 8,775 steps.

Today I'm at over 7k steps, so if the bet had already started, I'd at least have an Active Day in. Smile

I don't want to lose my $40 Smile In fact, I don't want to lose my $40 + whatever else I might get from the pot. Smile

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My meeting today at Planet Fitness plays into the Stepbet. I met with one of their trainers to design a plan. I told him my goals were to walk/run a 5k in 45 minutes or less, do one real pushup, and one unassisted pull up by Thanksgiving. (I want to do a 5k in the Turkey Trot.)

He put ogether a plan for me mixing cardio/weights. If I follow that (plus make sure I'm more conscious at work about getting up out of my chair and moving around) I think I'll do this with no problem. Smile

10 Responses to “DD 31 - Step bet / Planet fitness”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I've been thinking of jumping on a StepBet as well. I've been walking a ton the last few months. I just looked up what my goals would be: active 10,582 stretch 13,702. They are doable, but a big commitment...so I'm just not sure. Good luck with your bet!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    What a coincidence! My job just started their annual pedometer challenge. Average has to be 6K steps a day for week 1, 8K steps per day for week 2, and 10K steps per day for week 3 and 4. If you do this you get a $25 Amazon card; not much, but since I've been walking a ton recently, it should be a snap this time. And the top stepper each week gets a $100 gift card, though there are usually joggers who blow me out of the water. But maybe this year with my game upped--who knows? You can only win $100 once, so the biggest athletes get theirs in weeks 1 and 2, and then there's a fighting chance for others.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    What a cool program. I hadn't heard of it. It sounds like it will keep you motivated.

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    I have a standing desk at work which helps me to make sure I get plenty of steps in, although I don't keep track of steps. It also helps my back and neck. I do also have a regular sitting desk, so I am not standing all day.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    ccf - Wow! You must get a lot of steps in on a daily basis to have goals like that. I hope you do join a stepbet! I'm having fun so far. Smile
    Ceejay - That sounds like a fantastic challenge! I wish we could have stuff like that ..

    Rob - It sure is so far! Wink
    Liblady- I would love a standing desk. I have thought about asking about making one ... but am just not sure how well it really would work. So much of my day is sitting down ...

  6. alice4now Says:

    I don't have a standing desk, but I use an exercise ball as my chair. I've had a ball as a chair for so long, it's just part of my classroom. Your body does acclimate to it, so I'm mindful to do additional moves on it when no one is looking- roll backwards to do some crunches, balance on one foot, whatever. Plus it just makes sitting more fun! Smile

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Alice - If it was just me ho uses my desk - that might work. Smile Although I do a good bit of rolling the chair back and forth - would an exercise ball chair be able to handle that?

  8. crazyliblady Says:

    Gaiam sells chairs that can roll back and forth. http://www.gaiam.com/balance-ball-chairs/

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:










    That could be interesting.. I will have to see what my supervisor thinks. I'd probably have to buy the chair for myself, since I doubt office depot carries them. Smile







  10. crazyliblady Says:

    Actually, they do...
    http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/198905/Stansport-Zenzu-Pro-Ball-Chair-Black/

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