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2021 ~ How's It Going???

Monday, February 01, 2021

I made a 'silent' promise to myself that I would try to do SOMETHING each and EVERY DAY in January, 2021. I used to have my FitBit Steps Goal set to 5K steps per day (I work in an office - in front of a computer ~ getting 10K steps in most days is almost impossible with all of the sitting that I do). I decided to change my step goal to AT LEAST 6K steps per day with an additional goal of doing some kind of purposeful exercise per day.

How did I do in January? Not bad, I think. I managed to do some kind of exercise EVERY DAY in January, 2021. I also managed to meet/exceed my step goal every day of January, 2021 except for 1 day ~ my step goal was 5,994. I think that day I was very tired and decided to 'sit down for a minute and the next thing I knew I woke up ~ after midnight, so I was short 6 steps that day. emoticon

What was my motivation? First and foremost, it was me - I made a deal with myself and stuck to it. I'm also part of 2 EXCELLENT Challenges that are a perfect compliment and helped me keep track.

One Challenge is called the 2021 Winter 5% Challenge. This challenge runs from 1/9/21 through March 5, 2021. Sign-up for this Challenge closes once we begin the Challenge, but feel free to reach out to me at the end of February/beginning of March, 2021 if you are interested in checking out the 2021 Spring 5% Challenge, please ask me about it around the time that this Challenge ends.

My other 'step booster' is the 'Going the Distance: 2021' Team. This Challenge is a YEARLY Challenge. If you have a step tracker or way of counting your steps/miles, you can join this team any time. Here is the link for that team if you would like to check it out: www.sparkpeople.com/mysp

Here is the first badge that I earned in the 'Going the Distance: 2021' Team:

And - yes, I walked 100+ miles in January, 2021!
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