Ready for a fresh new month? We are having a 30 day walking challenge the whole month of April. We started April 1st on my 45th birthday! It was the perfect day to start a new challenge.
We’ll keep the walking challenge simple. Walk daily for 30 days. Here are some walking suggestions:
There are referral links within this post which help support the challenge.
- Walking Videos (like Walk Away the Pounds, one of my favorites and I just bought this walking workout DVD)
- Walk the beach
- Walk in a pool
- Walk at the airport
- Walk in a mall
- Go hiking
- Walk in your neighborhood
Whatever walking you can get in counts. Come join us to stay accountable publicly on my Losing It and Loving It Facebook page.
If you prefer to keep things more private, I have a monthly fitness challenge Facebook group. I’m just starting to grow it but we would love to have you there.
Here are some tips to get through the 30 day walking challenge.
Wear Good Shoes
I love and recommend Ryka shoes for women, their cross trainers and walking shoes. I’m currently wearing Fila Memory Cool walking shoes and New Balance training shoes. It’s important to have quality walking/fitness shoes.
It’s important to stay hydrated when working out. I like to carry a water bottle with me where ever I go. Here are some ways on how to stay hyrdrated. I love a nice cold water with ice and lemon after a workout too!
Find a Way to Keep Track of Your Workouts
I will be keeping track of my fitness in my personal planner (see above) and I have been looking on Pinterest for a calendar that I can also keep track of my walks and any other workouts I might do. I want to keep track of time, miles, etc. Here are some I found:
Use a Fitness Tracker
Keep tabs on your heart rate with a fitness tracker. I personally use the Polar A360 most of the time. I use the Polar Loop when we are snorkeling though and love that one too. I’m an ambassador for Polar so I get to try out their goodies a lot. Right now you can get free shipping on orders over $100 if you buy direct through Polar. Cool deal!
Buy Polar A360 on Polar’s site
Find a Walking Buddy or Accountability Partners
Having people that support you whether locally or online is so awesome. If you have a walking partner that’s cool but if you don’t, check in daily with us online (see links below). It helps to keep each other motivated when you know there are people counting on you to check in. Do you have a local walking buddy?
Join us on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/losingitandlovingit/
Join us in my private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/losingitandlovingit/
Hopefully this 30 day walking challenge sounds like fun to you. I know it’s pretty basic but for me personally I am just starting to get back into the gym and workouts and I have learned not to pick goals that are too far out of reach. If April goes well, I’m already thinking about Move it May. ha ha Hope you’ll join us!
Oh and for those who have asked, I do not follow any specific diet plan.
Viola harmon says
I want to start your challenge
That’s great Viola! Thanks for joining in. It will be good for us.
I’m ready to join the challenge. I’ve been on this woe for 6 weeks….lost 18 pounds and 11 inches so far and I feel wonderful. I might not be able to walk very far but I will walk everyday. Thanks for asking!
Welcome Cheri! I say as long as we walk, whether it’s 5 minutes or 1 hour we are making it a habit. Congrats on your success!
Teresa Butler says
I am in. I just started back exercising snd need some accountability to stay on schedule so I do not get sidetracked
So good to hear you’re in. I need some accountability too so thought if I did, there would be more people who needed it too.
Add me please couldn’t have come at a better time. 40 down 40 more to go.
Way to go on your success! Good timing for me too.
Ready to join!
Perfect timing for me. I’m in!
Very good, can’t wait!
I’m charging my fit bit and going to join you!
I would love to join!
Kathy M. says
I would love to join! Thanks you
You’re welcome, thanks for joining!
This is right on time! I just started walking on my breaks at work. This will help so much.
Great to hear it’s perfect timing for you. Me too!
I would like to join- need to start something and get healthy!
Great, glad you joined. I needed to get back into fitness too after a rough year.
Can I record my steps from my Fitbit in this challenge?
Absolutely! You can share steps, time, miles, whatever you want. No set rules on this challenge really just to move all 30 days of April.
Marybeth Brandon says
My boyfriends bday is tomorrow. We are ready for this!!! Excited to be part of a team!
Happy Birthday to your boyfriend, we share birthday’s, it’s mine today too. Glad you joined in.
Diane rash says
count me in!
I would like to join. is there a minimum we have ro walk?
Great, glad to have you. No minimum, whatever you can do. My goal is 30 min. a day. I hit 20 minutes today!
Robin Christensen says
Count me in!
I’m in! Had hip replacement surgery almost 6 mos ago, and walking is my extent for cardio currently. This will keep me motivated!
Great, glad to hear you’re in. The goal of this was to keep me motivated to be honest and I thought others could use the motivation too.
Rah Rah says
Im in…lets get walking…..
Yes! Let’s get walking.
Count me in. Been a bit out of control lately and working to begin taking control back
Awesome! I’m in the same boat.
I’m in…really need this
Great, me too!