Posts Tagged ‘pedometer’

10,000 Steps!

Posted by The Mint on May 20, 2013

5/06/2013 – No Data
5/07/2013 – 5,884 Steps
5/08/2013 – 7,282 Steps
5/09/2013 – 6,091 Steps
5/10/2013 – 8,172 Steps
5/11/2013 – 4,184 Steps
5/12/2013 – 10, 012 Steps
5/13/2013 – 12, 200 Steps
5/14/2013 – 21,141 Steps (golf tournament)
5/15/2013 – 5,687 Steps
5/16/2013 – 7,008 Steps
5/17/2013 – 5,883 Steps
5/18/2013 – 4,866 Steps
5/19/2013 – 11,143 Steps

Good morning Mintdom

Do I ever love my pedometer! I have only had a few days that are below 5,000 steps and I believe I have never had over 10,000 steps in 2 weeks since I started counting.  I need to double that in the next 2 weeks.  I am actually excited about it. If you do not have a pedometer, I suggest that you get one – it really makes a difference!

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

 The Surgeon General recommends that we walk 10,000 steps a day for our health. Does that seem like a difficult goal to reach? What are you doing for your health today?

AffirMINTion:  I enjoy setting and achieving my goals.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good

A Mini Minty MoMINT 

My Mom says… Albert Einstein must have been a very happy person… AND I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

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Wow! A New Biological Discovery

Posted by The Mint on May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

5/4/13 – 5,423 Steps

5/5/13 – 6,511 Steps

Good morning, Mintdom

First, I cannot believe that it is not only the year, 2013, but also it is MAY 2013! Life is flying by – phew! Now that I have that out of the way, I believe I discovered a new biological discovery. I think my feet and my brain are connected.  The way I made the connection is that ever since I got my new pedoMINTer, I am much more aware of my moveMINTs for the day, but somehow looking down at the pedoMINTer and seeing how many steps, I am up to really kicks my brain into gear. I have to wait until the end of the day to check to see if I have met my goal with the Active Link. Both are GREAT in their own way; however, if I have not gotten my steps up to over 5,000 before I get home from work, I know that I have work to do.

I wore the pedoMINTer for two days and both days were up over 5,000. My goal is to have at least 10,000 steps a day consistently BEFORE the end of the summer. That is a doable goal. Who knows, maybe someone will do a study on the link between one’s brain and one’s feet and I can take credit for the discovery. LOL

Have you discovered something new about yourself lately? Do you have any new health goals for the summer? All I can say is that we need to hurry with our goals because time is flying by!

AffirMINTion: I move more each day! 

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

PS – Happy birthday to my good friend Jane (trubel to her BEST  and YOUNGER friends) LOL! trubel, I hope you have an awesome day, filled with the love and laughter of your family, my loveliest twin and your friends. :::: hugs::::
old bat






Aren’t you glad I didn’t call you an old bat? lol

A Mini Minty MoMINT

 My mom says… in order to be healthy you have to keep moving… AND I LIKE IT!

 Step it UP!



Hurry and get those steps in!


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Minty Mondays: Consciousness

Posted by The Mint on January 23, 2012


A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who are alive.” –Howard Thurman

My mom says… you can see that people make me come alive because I get so excited to see them… AND I LIKE IT! 

Life is Minty Fresh!








1/22/2012 – 6,290 steps

Good morning, Mintdom!

I am back to wearing my pedometer every day – Whoohoo!  It really DOES make me more conscious of my movements. There is another person in my office that wears one and we have compared our steps before. Hmmm, I feel my competitive nature bubbling up.



Minty idea – I wonder who might be interested in a little competition to see who walks the most steps in a month. If any of you (Lisa) are interested, let me know.


I love Minty’s quote today. It takes being conscious of your life to really live! I believe that Howard Thurman was referring to people who are living life to the fullest, not just live bodies. If I want to make the world a better place, I need to know what I am passionate about and set my goals accordingly.

Being aware of the things that motivate me is an essential tool in helping me achieve my goals and making the most out of my life. What are some of the tools that you use to achieve your goals?

AffirMINTion: I am conscious of my life

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

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Minty Monday: Just Do It and Do It Now!

Posted by The Mint on November 14, 2011


A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin.  Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” – Alan Cohen

 My mom’s friend, Deb and Nike says, “Just Do It”… and I like it!

 Life is Minty Fresh!







11/09/2011 – 4,559 steps

11/10/2011 – 4,793 steps

11/11/2011 – 5,961 steps

11/12/2011 – 5,530 steps

11/13/2011 – 5,153 steps

Good morning, Mintdom!

Do you ever say to yourself things like, “When this happens, I will start” or As soon as I have this (fill in the blank), I will do that”? I had breakfast with my friend and author of  The Path to the Springs (available on, Deb Saunders last week. We had a GREAT discussion on just this question. I know that there are times that I am guilty of this kind of attitude; it does not serve me well. I love Deb’s attitude that we need to start where we are right now. Nike sums it up with its “Just Do It” slogan.

Since that breakfast, I am more aware than ever when I am “putting things off until tomorrow” attitude because tomorrow never comes.

AffirMINTion: I am working on my goals right now, today
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

PS I was finally able to buy a new Weight Watcher pedometer (they are the BEST) and I am back at counting steps! I feel like I have my groove back!

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Minty Motivation!

Posted by The Mint on April 15, 2011

04/13/2011 – 4445 steps
04/14/2011 – 5264 steps
Good morning, Mintdom!
Whoo hoo! I have a new pedoMINTer.  My little box is filling up with ex-pedoMINTers – it is difficult to find just the right one because I am fussy.  This one actually speaks to me so I do not have to keep looking; it also reminds me to be conscience of my steps and it keeps me motivated.  Anyway, I am happy to have one again – gotta love counting steps!

Right now, staying motivated is my biggest challenge.  Motivation is like keeping a campfire going; it needs tending to constantly or it goes out.  That is what happened to me – my fire went out and I lost my motivation. Having a pedoMINTer is the spark that ignites my fire; wearing it every day and writing Mintdom stokes my fire. The other thing that helps tend my fire is the support I receive from all of you, either in your notes to me with little nudges, or ones in person!  I SO appreciate each of you!

What are some of the things that keep you motivated?  I would love to hear your ideas!

AffirMINTion: I tend to my motivation.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire.”
 ~ Fred Shero ~

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My mom says she agrees with Fred Shero … AND I LIKE IT

Life is Minty Fresh!

My Minty Motivation!




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Making Right Choices Today!

Posted by The Mint on February 8, 2011

02/02/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise –Strength Training Legs + Arms + Chest Added (sort of) – H2O – 8 – 4,000 + Steps
02/01/11 – H2O – 8 Glasses – Strength Training Legs + Arms + Chest Added

Good morning, Mintdom!

I am a little behind the times, I know. I have been out of focus for a few days AND I lost my pedometer. I know it seems silly, but that pedometer seems to kick-start my day. I will get another one today after work. Jeepers!

The (sort of) behind the strength training above is because I did not complete the last exercise. I have been doing this exercise lying on a ball, and the last time I did it, Minty jumped on my chest and would not let me continue! LOL Last night I did it standing up. I know there are always solutions and no excuse for not doing them; it is simply my choice. I am now choosing to focus again. 

             “Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.” –Don Wilder and Bill Rechin

Today is a fresh new day, and I am excited to exercise, drink lots of water, eat healthy, track it all, and most of all, stay positive!

AffirMINTion: I choose to live a healthy lifestyle!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?*

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

My Mom says… getting some good sleep is part of a healthy lifestyle… and I LIKE IT!

Life is Minty Fresh!

*My mom also says…listen to the song above to encourage you to live healthy now

I love my beauty rest!


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Another Step Towards Health – That’s Gilly!

Posted by The Mint on January 17, 2011

01/16/11 – 10 Minutes of Exercise – Dancing – H2O – 8 + glasses – AND…. (Drum roll) 4,122 Steps
Good Morning, Mintdom!
I am so happy to get a pedoMINTer back.  I actually bought one before the holidays, but it was defective so I sent it back.  The company just sent me a new one. My committMINT is going to be at least 4,000 steps a day this week. Next week I will up it to 5,000, and I will go from there. Seems like a pretty big step back when I was doing 7 – 8,000 steps before my pedoMINTer broke; however, when I started with a pedoMINTer, I was barely doing 2,000 steps a day – that is progress!
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
It sure is nice to have a pedoMINTer back.  I need to buy a backup in case this one fails.  I do not want to be pedoMINTerless again!

AffirMINTion: I take steps each day towards better health!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is Gilly!*
A Mini Minty MoMINT
My mom says… she is taking steps to better health, AND I like it!

Life is Minty Fresh!

This is me BEFORE my beauty appointment


* Note: I just heard the word ‘Gilly’ for the first time.  It means ‘better than good’

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Try Something New – You Might Like It!

Posted by The Mint on July 7, 2010

07/06/10 – No Data
4 glasses of water
Streak: Met (5:30 am)
Good morning Mintdom,

I FINALLY found my pedometer – yikes! I do not like going without it; it is as if every step is wasted!  Lo Anyway, I have it back and I really NEED to get up to Weight Watchers and get a spare. 

Many of you have heard that I am a member of Spark People.  It is a GREAT site for learning how to live a healthy balanced life.  Yesterday, I signed up for a summer camp in one of my groups.  I think it is going to be similar to the TV show ‘The Amazing Race’.  There are challenges every day.  One of the challenges I accepted is to be out of bed BEFORE 6:00 am during the week.  I used to do that every day, but lately, I have slacked off.  I am trying to go for the longest streak of doing that, that I can. I will be putting this up every day.  I also need to track a nutrient each day, but I have not decided what I want to track yet.  I will let you know.  That did not sound too difficult for me. Well the kicker is, I members are given a partner to compete with other teams – Yikes!  I needed something new and here it is; it is a little scary, but I am up for the challenge.  If you are interested in getting involved visit and you can enter your OWN Amazing Race!

AffirMINTion: I love to take on new challenges!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!
A Mini Minty MoMINT

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.”  – Dave Barry

My mom gave me a crumpled piece of paper yesterday– I was a little afraid at first, but then I liked it.

Life is Minty Fresh!

What IS that thing? Do you think it bites? Life is Minty Fresh!

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Never Too _____________ to Get Healthy!

Posted by The Mint on July 2, 2010

7/1/10 – No Data – pedometer malfunction
9 glasses of water

Good morning Mintdom,

Although my pedometer had an issue yesterday, I doubt that I hit 6,000 steps because I worked at my desk for a lot of the day. Today should be much better as I walked this morning and already have over 3,300 steps in.  I need to get that up to at least 4,000 (2 miles) in the morning when I walk.  OK… that is the next goal!

Not long ago I wrote that there was no magic pill.  I received a great response from Bobbe who is a friend of my mom who reads Mintdom along with a poem that she wrote.  She and my mom have started going to the gym a few days a week.  I am so proud of both of them!  Bobbe is probably between my mom’s age, and my age; both of them look younger then their age, and now, I know that they will FEEL younger and stronger then their age. You go girls!
Here is the poem; it would be a great piece to post on the fridge or at my desk. It is nice instruction and a reminder that it is never too late to eat healthy, exercise and to have fun (giggle) while you are doing it!  Thank you Bobbe for the great poem and for permission to post it

As one gets older, I can see that old man time is a burden on me.

He holds his hand on the clock so round, and makes my butt so big and profound.

Oh, father time, you nasty thing, just get away from me, I plea.

My hormones are less, I guess, my face wrinkled, my arms wriggle, but I still can sit, drink coffee and giggle.

I drink the water and walk on the treadmill, and know there is no magic pill.

Best of all, I try my hardest to diet, and always know, we all do try it. ~ Bobbe ~

(To stay healthy that is. Ha. Don’t laugh it is the best I can do on such short notice – Bobbe)

AffirMINTion: I am healthier and stronger each day.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

“The idea is to die young, as late as possible. – Ashley Montagu

You are never too young to exercise and have fun either. My mom takes me for walks every day, and I like it!

Life is Minty Fresh!

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The Secret to Winning Is….

Posted by The Mint on June 17, 2010

06/16/10 – 4,469 Steps
1 hour of exercise
9 glasses of water

Good morning Mintdom!

I am feeling like I put together three successful days in a row.  I probably did well over the 531 steps at the pool so I am counting it a successful day!  I can tell you that my legs have been sore from Monday and this morning it is my legs AND my arms.  I tried to push myself as much as I could.  Next Wednesday I am joining a Yoga water class so that will give me at least three hours of classes a week.  I have to tell you that I do much better when I set myself up with accountability, and classes do that for me. 

“The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.” –Tom Landry

This quote is true whether we are talking about winning at sports or, in this case, our health.  Taking a class or hiring a trainer or just having an accountability partner helps me to stay consistent.  What do you do to stay on track with your goals?

AffirMINTion: I consistently work towards my goals.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

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