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November 29, 2017

I love to read.  Reading is my #1 hobby.  Whether it is a book, or a facebook, or the ingredients of some packaged food, I consume words.  It is something I am really good at.  I can even read upside down.  I cannot read, however, when movement is happening.  Yep, car reading is the ultimate no-no to me.  I have about a 3 minute window before the nausea hits. For me, reading occurs in stillness.  

 

Last week, my husband handed down his used Garmin to me.  Heart rate monitor, sleep data and the step counter.   The health coach in me knew what the step counter would show...I love to read, without movement.  I also am well aware that sitting is the new smoking. The first day I racked up 3600 steps.  Basically puts me in a sedentary category.   

 

I knew this about myself, I was not surprised.  What I didn't know about myself is that having a device on my wrist that measures my lack of movement was motivating.  As I write this, I am standing up at a makesh