Monday, July 08, 2013
I am apart of the Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line team and we have a July walking challenge that started today. I was really excited for this challenge and knew I could make it to 10,000 steps.
I was so excited that I kept out my pedometer on my nightstand because I wanted to make every single step count once my day started. I woke up, and clipped it to my PJ's and started my routine for getting ready for work. 746 steps...not bad. I start thinking this is going to be easy peasy, almost 1,000 steps and I'm just doing my morning routine.
Then I drive to work and started my day. Mind you, I have a very sedentary job. I work the front desk of an office. This in mind, I decide to park further so I will have to walk more. I also decide to be a paper chaser. Once the printer is done I figure out who's documentation I have and walk it to their office. I was trying to add more steps to my day. On my lunch I decided to drive over to target and walk around a bit.
I have one more hour of work and curiousity has gotten the better of me. I had to take a peak. 3438 steps....That means I will need 6562 more just to reach the 10,000 mark. I know the challenge is for 5,000 steps, 7500 steps, and 10000 steps...but 10000 steps is worth more points. Competitive me sees the point system and wants to come out on top each day. However, I know the points aren't what really matter...what matters is that I'm getting up and moving and pushing myself to do more. This is why I have decided that I am ok with my results. I did push myself a little to add more steps in my day and that alone is progress. My goal in this challenge is to see a progression of steps throughout the week...I want to walk more steps each day.