I received an email indicating you need some more people for this challenge. I am already in two challenges but going through a stress/food bout and thought I need to do more walking. My pedometer has been a problem so the link that can help determine steps without using a pedometer talked me in to it. I will start logging steps.
There's a little bit of confusion about pedometers so I thought I would clear it up.
As to wearing a pedometer all the time, you actually don't have to. I wear my pedometer all the time EXCEPT when I'm doing my exercise videos and for my videos, I use this website to calculate my steps:
So, for example, if I do kickboxing in the morning for half an hour, it is calculated by 30 (minutes) x 242 (steps per minute) which equals 7260 steps and then I put my pedometer on after my exercise and wear it for the rest of the day and at the end of the day, I add the two numbers together and that's my total for the day!
It's especially good if your exercise is swimming or water aerobics or bicycling because you really couldn't wear a pedometer for those, right?
I'm in the mood to do something different next year so it's time to get our collective butts moving again so beginning Saturday, January 1, we will be starting a virtual hike across North America. If you don't have a pedometer, you should definitely ask for one for Christmas!
Each "walker" can choose how they wish to ring up the mileage (walk, run, cycle, kickboxing, dancing, skate, roller-blade - any form of exercise is good). Here's a website that shows you how many steps per minute different activities are:
Please go to your personal Spark appointment book and enter a reminder to submit your total weekly steps on the next Saturday of each week throughout the coming year.
Once I get the total steps from everyone, I'll convert them to miles and post an update of where we are in North America with information about that location (if we happen to land somewhere one of you live, perhaps you could post some information about it, too).
If you miss a week, don't fret but remember that the more walkers we have the faster we will complete the tour. Goodies will be given for various reasons, not just to the person who goes the farthest. Get your shoes shined, your passports in hand (for crossing borders between Canada, the US, Mexico, etc. and be ready for our first destination - I promise this will be fun!
To get an idea of how many people might participate, post here.
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