It's easy to reach 10,000 steps at work when you go to the next furthest water cooler for refills, go to the far restroom. Try walking to your co-workers instead of e-mailing. I work in an auto plant and found that I can reach 1/3 of my goal in the first two hours of the day just by "going long".
Get a pedometer for starters. If you're just starting out get a simple one.
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Failing to make 10,000 steps a day was a bit discouraging until I realized that I hadn't attained a smaller goal of 5,000 steps. I reset my pedometer from 10,000 to 5,000 and four days after reaching 5,000 steps consecutively, I hit 10,000!!! Bottom line is: I try not to make my goals unattainable.
A pedometer is all that's necessary here, and remembering that if giant steps aren't working, there's always the baby steps to fall back on!
On the 17th I wrote that I was not about to quit even though I had not lost any lbs. This morning the scale went down 2.3 lbs. Small steps do work, they may be small, but work nontheless. I will keep at it, so you do the same=)
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