Wednesday, March 11, 2009

10,000 Step Challenge

I found my pedometer on Sunday! It disappeared sometime last fall, and I really missed it. I use it as a watch, and I find that I get a lot more exercise if I'm wearing it. I don't know if it's because I'm paying closer attention (like you tend to eat better if you keep a food journal) or what. I do tend to go on more frequent (and longer) walks when I'm wearing it. My typical day is 2000-3000 unless I purposely go for a walk.

I've been thinking that with summer coming, I'd like to be in better shape. I'd like to be able to keep up with my active toddler and set a good example for her. So, I'm starting a 10,000 step challenge.

If you'd like to join me, comment on this post. Each week, I will post my step counts for the previous week. You can post your step counts in the comments section of that week's post. Each week, I will choose one person at random from the comments and send you an encouraging prize. I'm not ready to commit on what the prize will be. I'll try it for a few weeks, and see what happens. While the goal is 10,000 steps, I'm nowhere close to that yet myself. So I guess the real goal is to increase your activity level (if you're not reaching 10,000 steps yet).

I'll give you my step counts so far this week, but the challenge steps will begin with Wednesday, March 11.
  • Monday, March 9 - 5385 steps
  • Tuesday, March 10 - 7895 steps
For ideas on how to reach 10,000 steps, check out The Walking Site. Comment on this post if you want to join in. Next week, I'll post my results for the week, and you can post your results in the comments.

1 comment:

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