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Day 6 in the10,000steps challenge
Its almost the end of week 1 in this challenge to walk 10,000 steps in a day and what I have found out is that Monday through Friday its hard to do with sitting at a desk all day but small changes to my usual routine will make a difference, that its ok to catch up on your favorite shows and jog in place and that what ever doesn't get accomplished during the week will have a chance to be made up on the weekend. Sunday was a crumby day outside where the sun was hidden by the clouds all day long but that didn't stop me from gettin my step on, my mom and I headed out solo to catch up on our lives and get those steps in, 3.5 miles around the park, I was already at 10,800 steps, I still had to go food shopping and prepare the upcoming week's meals, done and done, by the end of the night I walked an amazing 12,708 steps, I made up all those missed steps and earned an extra 943 steps to bank. Today's mission, get new sneakers to keep me motivated, I heart new sneakers, so shiny and white and here's to the last day in week 1.
by Avenezio08 (submitted 2 years ago)
Day 5 in the 10,000 steps challenge, success!
After an unsuccessful LAZY Friday, and with only 6,447 steps logged, my mission for Day 5 was simple, make up those steps, I had decided when I started this challenge that the weekends were going to be my make up days, any steps not logged during the work week would have to be made up on the weekends, when I had the extra time to put in the steps. Saturday was an uneventful day, except I exercised for what felt like all day, each time I needed something, needed to go somewhere, I did it myself, unusual for me because I normally split the errands with my husband. It started out with an hour of piloxing (which is a combo of pilates, dance and boxing, in bare feet), then my weight training class for another hour, shopping (which is usual Saturday activity), food shopping, 2 mile walk with my faithful sidekicks, Mimi and Howie and finally, laundry and cleaning up around the house. TOTAL STEPS: 12,575. Steps left to make up for the other days, 1,765. Today, just like yesterday, I will walk 11,765 and then tomorrow is the last day in the first week of this challenge. Let's get to steppin.
by Avenezio08 (submitted 2 years ago)
running
The best piece of advice my neighbor gave me was start out at your slowest pace, everyone is going to go full throttle out of the starting line, they will loose momentum, about half way through, start to kick it up to your normal speed and then the last 3 miles, run like you have never ran before, the crowd cheering will keep you going, good luck and post your results!
by Avenezio08 (submitted 2 years ago)
Day 4 in the 10,000 steps challenge.
My Friday, after the loss of my freebie pedometer, I got on my loaner freebie pedometer and got to steppin, but after a long work week and less motivation after I got home, I looked at my pedometer and only 5,500 steps logged, crap, with less than 4 hours left in the day and an already planned date night out, I wasn't going to make it and i didn't. Steps walked: 6,447 Steps for health 6,000 a day Steps for weight loss 10,000 a day I guess I have alot of steps to make up this weekend.......
by Avenezio08 (submitted 2 years ago)
Day 3, results are inconclusive
After experiencing such success on day 2, my motivation was high, I climbed the stairs and stayed active on my feet as much as I could but when I got home and realized I was right around 6500 steps, how could I make the 10,000 mark with less than 4 hours left in the day. Thursday nights I work at the gym as a fitness instructor for a weight training class, great for the muscles not for my steps. I stayed active until I had to go to the gym, in 45 minutes, by stepping in place while watching Revenge. Then, when stepping wasn't enough I started a little jog, luckily no one was home to watch me make an idiot out of myself. I was ahead of the game, at 8,750 steps down. I got to the gym and filled my faithful participants in on my progress, I was at 8,916. After class i looked down at my pedometer, 786, wait I was at 8,916 just an hour ago what just happened? After 2 days of the challenge, my freebie stepper was actin a fool. HELP, i got home, 125 steps, are you freaking kidding me, stupid freebie. LUCKILY, I kept checking my stepper at what seemed like a little guardian angel at work because I added the totals together after a little more time on my feet.....so the results are inconclusive. Steps taken, that I can actually account for: 10,176 Miles: UNDETERMINED Calories: Undetermined. Here's to DAY 4 and shopping for a new pedometer, if you know a good one, fill me in, this can not happen again.
by Avenezio08 (submitted 2 years ago)
10,000 step challenge, Day 2 results
Day 2 proved to be more successful than day 1. So what changed to help me get my steps in? Well, yesterday I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off, usually I would work in a department, get all my paperwork all at once, but yesterday I found a copier farther away, I climbed what felt like 2,500 steps instead of taking the elevator or escalator (I always seem to get behind someone who takes full advantage of the movement of an escalator and doesn't leave any room for little me to squeeze by). My husband, who fully supports my participation in this challenge, bundled up (I thought it was May)and headed out with the dogs after work for a 2 mile walk where my embarrassing arm pumping got out of control. An act my husband would prefer I didn't do but I had to get that heart rate up. So, drum roll please....... Steps walked 11,694 Miles walked 5.17 Calories burned 324. I am still behind from day 1 so today, another effort to the 10,000 step mark plus a little make up. Pedometers on, LET'S MOVE.
by Avenezio08 (submitted 2 years ago)
10,000 step challenge, Day 1 results
Well for all of you who are sitting in the edge of your seat to find out just how I did on Day 1 of my challenge, you can relax, here are my results: May 1, 2012 Steps walked: 7,342 Miles walked: 2.34 Extra calories burned: 300 Just like you, I am a little disappointed. I was hoping that it wouldn't be that hard, but I did extra things around the house last night after getting home from the gym, at 9 pm, but still couldn't get all that steppin' in. Today is a new day and another day to seek the answer to my question, how hard can walking 10,000 steps a day really be? Apparently, harder than I thought.
by Avenezio08 (submitted 2 years ago)
How hard can walking 10,000 steps in a day really be?
I have been tracking calories for over a year, I have lost 26 lbs and am in the best shape of my life; I am even below my high school weight in which I played sports during every season and watched my diet then. I lost the weight beginning in January 2011 by starting to count my calories and began training for the Board Street Run in Philly, PA in May 2011. I finished the race below what I expected and was so proud of my accomplishments. But now, almost a year later, I have lost another 10 lbs since then and am always looking for a new challenge, so when my family announced that they wanted to start a 10,000 steps a day challenge, I thought, how hard can that really be??? I am a fitness instructor at the gym, I run, walk the dogs, and workout every day on top of working 50 hours a week for my career, so how hard can walking 10,000 steps a day really be? Today I threw on my pedometer at the point I woke up (I am mad it's not water proof or I would have worn it in the shower too) and I am going to experience this challenge first hand. Over the next month, I will be posting my progress, frustrations and anything else to just find out the answer to my question, how hard is it to walk 10,000 steps a day? It's May 1, if you want to join in, jump on the train and let me know your progress and little tricks to get more steps in a day. Check back for my progress, daily I will log the number of steps I walk. Thanks in advance for your support.
by Avenezio08 (submitted 2 years ago)
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I own a scale to weigh my luggage before heading the airport. But I am determined to get on the scale every Sunday so that I can hold myself accountable. This 15 lbs is not going to come off on it's own.
by Avenezio08 (submitted 3 years ago)
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