The step walking challenge starts April 1st! And it’s my birthday too so what better day to start a new healthy challenge.
This challenge is all about walking and getting in our steps. One of the more healthier ways to get fit that works well for most everyone!
There are many ways to get in your daily walking. Indoors, outdoors, in the pool, at the beach, on the stairs, at the mall, airport, wherever. It doesn’t matter where or when you walk but that you do it.
Two goals for the step walking challenge:
Ultimate Beast Mode Goal – 10,000 steps a day (this equals about 5 miles per day)
Reach For It Goal – Get in at least 2,000 more steps a day than what you are currently doing. This would be just ONE MORE MILE a day.
Here are some examples to get in your daily steps:
- Walk on a treadmill
- Do Walk Away the Pounds workout videos
- Take the stairs
- Mall walking
- Walk in a pool at a gym or YMCA
- Walk the indoor track at a gym or YMCA
- Walking at the airport
- Take a hike
- Walk the beach
- Walk in a pool
- Go to the park
- Sign up for a race
- Join a local walking Meetup group
Those are just a few ideas. Do you have any to add?
You might also be interested in power walking for weight loss. This rocks!
Come join us to stay accountable with your fitness in my private Monthly Fitness Challenge group on Facebook.
Plus here are some healthy walking tips to help you get through the 30-day step walking challenge.
Are you ready? Let’s GO!
Over the past six years I’ve not been able to walk due to two very bad knees. Last year I had two knee replacements – and now I’m walking all over the place. I don’t have a step tracker, but I do my best to add at more steps every day.
I have had some health issues over the last few years and it’s been rough for me but I’m pushing through. So glad to hear you’re walking all over, that is great. Way to go on adding more steps every day. That is my goal too.
Meredith Eisenberg says
I have been messing with step tracking for a while now and honestly I feel much better when I am on the hook for some steps… tho my goal right now is 6000 per day and that is HARD to do consistently… One of my favorite ways of getting steps is just turning on my favorite tunes and DANCING! Going to Zumba class is also a sure fire way to get 5K steps in an hour… RIght now I am using an app called lazy jar that charges me $5 (mostly donated to St. Jude’s) for every week I don’t do 40K steps in the week.
I did a great challenge a few years ago as part of TEDx adventure – where we teamed up and if we made our collective goal – donations were made on the team’s behalf – that was cool too 🙂
Awesome Meredith! Love dancing around the house. Need to do it more often. Thanks for stopping by!
Snehal Joshi says
First of all, Happy Happy Birthday. I started this year with walking as I was lagging behind the fitness bandwagon for some time. Once I started walking it was amazing. Doing 10k steps is a very good challenge, it gives you a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. Joining the challenge let’s see if I can do it? All the best to you.
Thank you so much! Had a great birthday.
Good to hear you started walking this year and are joining the challenge. Yay! The 10k goal is a bit big for me with some health issues but I am going to try my best. We’ll see if I can push it just a bit higher every day.
I love walking. I downloaded an app called Active10 that tracks time walked instead of steps. There is some interesting science behind the app.
That app sounds awesome. I’ll have to check it out. Glad to hear you love walking it’s about the only thing I can do right now so I’m loving it too.
Great motivation here! I just bought a Fitbit not too long ago and make myself get up from my sit down job to get my steps in. This is just what I need. Can’t wait to read more encouragement from you. Visiting from UBC
Aww thanks! I have been getting up a lot more too, I work from home and need to make myself move instead of sitting on the computer all day.
Ruth Bowers says
What a great idea! Now that it’s starting to warm up here it’s a little more enticing to get outside and walk. I do have a couple of walking videos I can use indoors, but have gotten away from it over the last few weeks. Time to start back at it again!
Thanks Ruth! I absolutely love walking videos, I get so many more steps and a much better workout than walking outside. It’s crazy! But I do love the fresh air and sun when we have it. ha Glad you’re going to start up again.
Anne Z says
I walk each and every day and try for 10k steps too!
Awesome Anne, way to go!
Nona Morris says
I get between 15,000 and 20,ooo steps a day. My job has me on my feet for hours a day. Would be awesome to hit my 20k on my days off work too, but even my 3 mile long evening walks don’t always push me over.
WOWZA that is a lot. Way to go! Looking forward to see if you hit those 20k at home too. Seriously awesome!
Stacey Myers says
Loving the idea of this. I am on holiday for 2 weeks and I know my step count will diminish dramatically!
Perfect timing Stacey! Hope you’ll join in.