Hello and Happy New Year, blog readers! I hope everyone's having a great 2018 so far. This month will mark the third year that I've had a Fitbit and you know what that means, right? I now have 3 years-worth of Fitbit data!
2017 was the first year where I met my step goal of 10,000 steps every single day. In fact, it's now been a solid 380 days since I last missed my goal. I intend on keeping this streak up in 2018. It should be noted that I participated in a Workweek Challenge with my Fitbit friends pretty much every week in 2017 which helped keep me accountable.
Using Stata 15's newest graph transparency feature to plot my steps over the last 3 years you can see 2017 steps are consistently above 10k, though they're not as high as 2016's steps (as you'll recall, I trained for and ran 2 half marathons that year).
My steps in 2017 were fairly consistent with a range of 11k-14k average daily steps on a monthly basis. The chart below shows the average daily steps I took by month for each year that I've had my Fitbit:
Note that I don't have a full calendar year's worth of data for 2015 as my Fitbit arrived mid-January and it was stolen for a few days in October that year. Keeping that in mind here are the annual stats for each year that I've had my Fitbit:
Total steps taken:
Average steps taken per day:
My daily step maximum per year:
2015: 20,825 which happened on Sept. 6
2016: 42,431 which happened on June 5
2017: 23,503 which happened on Jan. 16
Number of days I missed my 10k daily step goal:
Using Google Charts, I've plotted the data below on a Calendar chart:
In the first 4 days of 2018 I've averaged 13,290 steps per day. It's also worth noting that I'm currently winning my Workweek Hustle as you can see in the small snippet below.
Cheers to 2018 and I hope this year's step counts are even better than last year's!
My name is Belen, I like to play with data using Stata during work hours and in my free time. I like blogging about my Fitbit, Stata, and random musings.