Are you up for a steps challenge? Are you ready to walk your 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 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
You really don’t need much to walk your way to better health and take this challenge.
#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 steps challenge sheet (click to download and printout out) to record your steps.
NOTE: 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
Get walking and track your steps. Record them every day for 31 days.
Connect on social media:
Come and join our 30-Day Weight Loss Challenge group and share your daily steps.
Share Your daily steps on twitter < < This is my twitter page. Tag me in your tweet – I’m @idealweightchal
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
UPDATE: This challenge helped me lose weight and greatly improve my health. I went from being diagnosed as having pre-diabetes to being completely in the normal range.
Challenges to Check Out
Also, check out the Water and Walking Challenge