Sunday, January 01, 2012

Exercise Challenge for 2012

I've decided to set myself a little exercise challenge in 2012. I'm going to try and walk 5,000 steps a day. During the work sponsored 10,000 steps a day challenge I realized how little I really move around in a day. I managed 10,000 steps probably a little more than 50% of the time during that challenge, but I was exhausted, so I think I'll start at 5,000 and see how it goes. That's still more than I get from a normal day's activity. I've made myself a ticker to track my progress. There will be days I'll do less and days I'll do more, but my goal is 1,830,000 steps in a year. Sounds like a lot, doesn't it? The scary thing to me is that a work friend of mine who is in the warehouse and so filling orders all day generally clocks around 20,000 steps every work day, just in the normal course of what he does. I'm sure you can guess who is skinnier! ;)


3 comments:

  1. Go for it! You know what a gym rat I already am, so my goal for 2012 is to get out of the gym and into the woods and on my bikes.

    Let's keep each other moving, shall we? Because it's not about being skinny, it's about overall fitness. And being happier with ourselves.

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  2. You know...I TOTALLY need to do this, too, lol. Was on my mind, came over to say happy middle grade reading next week and here's your post. Must be a sign AND I do have a rather fancy dance exercise bike.

    Yes on the Susan Cooper's The Boggart...loved that one when I worked at the library.

    Happy New Year!

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  3. Hmmmm... I bought a pedometer and then didn't get around to calibrating it. I think I need to find it!r I'm terribly sedentary, so having a gadget help keep me reminded to be more active *might* help me overcome that.

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