“Boond boond se banta hai sagar” is what we normally say in Hindi in India
Here is picture from my personal experience which does convey this message
This is a snapshot of my Runkeeper and I had kind of promised myself that I will share my experience once I had done 1000KM recorded on the app. I have been active on this app for more than one and half years and had tracked around 217 activities of which 70% is walks averaging 3-4 km and rest 30% is cycling trips averaging 7-8 km. I had used Strava for tracking my cycling for some time but the snapshot here doesn’t include that.
While doing all this somewhere on the way I bought a fitness band couldn’t afford Fitbit or any of the smartwatches so bought Goqii for 2000 rupees which came with 3 months coach subscription which was unique feature that provided a human touch. I did not renew the coaching after three months as I did not wanted to be driven too hard anyways.
I guess there are two kinds of people one who likes to see progress captured in numbers and others who really don’t care much about numbers. I believe if one knows the number then one tends get encouraged to keep up. Even if you don’t feel so just give a shot using any of these free fitness apps and probably it may work for you.
In no way this is over for me, it just the starting and hopefully I keep walking and tracking. In the modern world where being physically active is not a priority and sometimes it does become difficult to maintain but keeping track of the walks or runs or cycling trips will help you hit the road again.
I have averaged 4.6KM per activity and almost took year and a half to do my first 1000K tracked which probably isn’t that great. Hopefully I can better the average as well as lessen the time taken for the next 1000KM.
I just want that I never become too obsessive about these numbers, they just encourage me to keep walking and nothing else.