It’s finals week for me (which seems so wrong in the summer,) and I’ve been concentrating on making it through to Friday.
I’m officially in Week 2 of the Omron Pedometer Mamavation 10,000 Steps a Day Challenge which runs through the month of August, and I’m as excited as I was on Day One. If we’re connected on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram, then you may already know that my goal is to walk 10,000 steps per day every day this month. If we’re not connected, let’s change that. Say hi, and I’ll say hi back. 🙂
On the first day of the challenge, I walked over 16,000 steps, and I felt great about it. I went for a 3.5 mile walk around my neighborhood which helped me reach my goal in the afternoon, and of course, I walked throughout the day as well.
My personal record so far happened a few days ago when I walked over 20,000 steps. I took a midnight stroll through City Park with friends, and my feet hit the pavement the following morning. I can’t really express how awesome it feels to accomplish things that I thought would be extremely difficult.
Last night I clocked in at just over 11,000 steps, and I’m proud of that number even though it’s not as high as some days. I was so close to 10,000 in the afternoon that I stood up during a meeting that I was in and walked across the room and back so I could hit my goal. It was silly to walk across a crowded room just to hit my goal, but it was important to me so I did it.
I’ll write an official post about my thoughts on the pedometer near the end of the challenge, but I have to say that I’ve loved this challenge so far. It has allowed me to refocus, and it pushes me to reach the goals I set daily. My eating habits have improved too because after a 3 to 5 mile walk, I think twice about eating junk food.
I’ve been under stress lately, and I need more sleep. I need to make time for grocery shopping, and I need to drink more water. There’s always room for improvement, but right now I am happy and feeling good about reaching the goals I set.
I know many of you track your food intake, but do you track your fitness? If so, how? Does it make you more successful?