I was getting frustrated when something in my daily routine would get me off track from getting in all the steps I wanted for that day. I found that if I leave home earlier in the morning, take the long way around my block and walk past my bus stop I gain an extra 500 or so steps. If I make my connection to my next bus, I get off 1 stop sooner than my usual bus stop. Coming home at night I do the same thing in reverse.
My goal is to walk 12K steps per day instead of 10K!
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I find ways to build exercise into my day, because I think that every extra step helps. For me, that means getting off the train one stop earlier and walking about 10 minutes before I even get to work in the morning, taking a quick 10 minute walk at lunch, taking the stairs whenever possible, and parking further away when I got to a store. I do whatever I can to make those little extra steps count!
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