Are you up for a steps challenge? Let’s walk our way to better health and fitness.
I really hope you get involved with this fantastic challenge. As you will know if you’ve been following my blog, I’ve become a little obsessed with making sure I clock up 10,000 steps or more every day. This is what many health organizations recommend as being a healthy amount of steps.
This is a pretty good obsession, right?
And I have to tell you I feel so much better for it.
Set your own step goal
Back in January this year (2015) I set myself a daily goal to walk to the end of my drive. I was probably clocking up around 2,000 steps a day at most, most days. I felt unfit and unhealthy.
Wherever you are right now is where you start ~ with a little increase. So if you clock up around 2000 steps a day, step it up to 3000. If you feel you can aim to get up to the 10,000 mark by the end of the 31 days then maintain this level for a while before increasing it. Even a small increase is beneficial.
My own personal goal throughout this challenge will be to have 3 days each week where I get over 15,000 steps and the rest of the week 10,000 +.
What you need
#1 A way to measure your steps. You can buy a pedometer at most sports shops, some larger chemists stock them, you can order them online or you can download an app. I use a free app on my phone called PEDOMETER.
#2 Download the 31-day steps challenge sheet (click to download and printout out) to record your steps.
P.S You can start this challenge at any time.
A good pair of trainers or walking boots is a bonus. I personally find to go on walks my feet and my legs like trainers rather than my flip flops.
What to do
Connect on social media
Come and join our 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge group and share your daily steps.
And / or share on twitter < < This is my twitter page. I’m @idealweightchal
Use the hashtag #IdealWeightStepsChallenge to connect with others who are doing the challenge
Add your daily steps to the tweet too.
Add your goal steps and what you’ve done.
You can also stay connected by commenting below here on this blog post.
Be supportive and get supported
By sharing your daily steps, you will have ongoing support and give support and encouragement to others. This is a powerful way to stay motivated.
Time to get started
It doesn’t matter what day it is, just start and do the challenge for 31 days.
Let’s go, happy Steps Counting
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