Unless you live under a rock, I'm assuming you've heard of a little device called a "FITBIT". It's a tracking tool for keeping track of your footsteps, water intake, stair climbing, food intake, and many other things such has how you sleep and any other exercises you may participate in. I'd been thinking of getting one for awhile. Many of my coworkers and friends have one. Many places of work insist you have one to keep insurance rates lower. I know the Cleveland Clinic demands all employees to wear one if you want lower rates. There are many styles and most folks get one that looks like a bracelet that you wear on your wrist. You can also wear it on your ankle...although that reminds me of those tracking devices on prisoners. Mine is tiny. It's a FitBit One and it clips on clothing. I'm not allowed to wear jewelry on my hands or arms so I usually clip it on a sock by my ankle. I didn't know if actually wearing something like this would be a benefit. I couldn't understand how it would make a difference. Well, I have to say that it has made a difference. It encourages me...OK, it really guilts me...into walking and moving more. I set my goal like most people who have one, at 10,000 steps a day. That's suppose to be 5 miles. I find that I'm checking it to see how I'm doing and if I'm not getting steps in I push myself to get off my keester and move. The funny thing is I never knew how much walking I did at work. Being a scrub nurse has me standing most of my day at the operating room table. But I never took into account the running from room to room, the hauling of case carts from the OR to the drop off for cleaning, the mopping and cleaning and stocking of rooms at the end of the day. Running for supplies and running for the bathroom! Ha! Well, most days I have about 7,000 steps before heading home. Walking the dog and going up and down my stairs at home fills in the rest. In fact, most days I'm at 14,000 before hitting the hay. Today was no exception. I was even able to leave a little early and still had that many steps. We're having a little early Spring weather and our temps have been mild. It was 70de today. After getting home I grabbed Chubbs and we took off to the cemetery for a nice walk. We even ran into Eddy and Jordan there. Jack works late on Tuesday so I did more walking up to the Creepy Woods with Chubbs. He loves it up there.