Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Step by Step: The View after 500 miles

l really couldn't have asked for a better place to earn my 500 Mile Badge from Fitbit.  Just look at that view of Lake Superior taken from the cliffs of the Welcome Islands!

I would like to think that karma had something to do with it as I certainly wasn't planning on reaching this milestone while enjoying my favourite wilderness spot but everything just magically fell into place.  I was having such a great time scrambling over the rocky shores, hiking up the cliffs and even breaking a bit of a trail through the forest that I wasn't even thinking of the fitness points that I was racking up.  Fitness for fun - what a concept!!

I've written before about how virtual "pats on the back" help to keep me going on the fitness trail  (Fitbit Challenge: Virtual Badges & Real-Life Rewards) and so it's exciting to realize the real-life reward of being able to negotiate this rather challenging terrain almost like when I was a child spending my summer days playing there.

Speaking of real-life rewards, I also got to go on a bit of a shopping spree at Take a Hike, an excellent outdoor lifestyle store that I make sure to visit every time I return to Thunder Bay.  You just have to love how weight loss goes hand-in-hand with buying new clothes!

It's been quite a journey between 250 miles (Step by Step: 250 Miles and an Earbug) and 500.  Many thanks to all my Fitbit friends who provide daily encouragement to get in those 10,000 steps.

On that note, I'm always looking to make new Fitbit friends, so if you're interested give me a shout.  I'll try not to talk your ear off :)

Photos: Tatiana Dokuchic Family Album (June 25, 2012)

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  1. Thank you for visiting our store while in Thunder Bay and congratulations on your Fitbit Badge. Looking forward to keeping in touch & hearing more about your adventures. Diane & staff at Take A Hike

    1. I've loved your store for years now, Diane. How cool is it that I can now share that via social media! Thunder Bay & Ottawa (and the rest of the world for that matter) are so much closer now using this technology. Fascinating to get connected & see where it leads us all :)

  2. You're a fitbit lover? I just posted to facebook asking my friends if they had bought one and if they were still using it! This has pushed me over the edge -- I am totally getting one now! :)

    1. Yes I've been raving about Fitbit since I started using it back in February. You can probably tell from all my posts that it's made a big difference in my life.

      If you're looking for Fitbit friends, give me a shout when you get set up. Enjoy!!