Getting my steps in.
Ok so getting 10,000 steps in per day, for me, is EXTREMELY difficult. I work in an office and sit on my ass ALL day. Trying to remind myself to get up every hour and walk around is actually daunting. You get so engrossed in a task that all of a sudden its 2 hours later and you haven’t moved AT ALL.
I was told that if I didn’t get 10,000 steps in every day that all of my work (meal prep, workouts, etc) would be for nothing. Since I usually average about 5,000 steps or a bit less every day, I find that really disheartening.
My goal this week, along with doubling my water intake, is to hit my 10,000 step goal EVERY DAY. I know that I have no excuses to not hit this goal even though it feels nearly impossible at the moment.
For me to reach a goal I need a plan to be in place. These are the stepping stones for me to reach my step count goals this week:
Have a walking buddy: I have recruited a walking buddy to walk for 30 minutes every day at lunch. Our lunch at work is an hour long, so that still gives me some time to eat and there is a beautiful trail REALLY close to the office that we are going to use.
Zumba: I am going to Zumba one night (we only have 1 class per week during the summer). Honestly I get a good 6,000-7,000 steps every class.
Get moving: I will be doing at home fitness videos (they are similar to Zumba) two other nights a week. Maybe I will switch it up and do some T25 since it has been FOREVER.
Get moving #2: The nights that I still have steps to get I will go for a walk after my daughter goes to bed and before I sit down to watch TV. This is hard for, not just me but, everyone. We get home, make dinner, eat, spend a little time with our kids, do laundry, housework etc. After all that I want to go SIT down and watch some TV or relax and talk to my mom. But I need to make this a priority!
If all else fails, our town throws a big fair Labour Day Weekend. Starting on Thursday, we walk TO the fair and then walk AROUND the fair. I am pretty confident that this will aid in me reaching my 10,000 step goal each day.
I am already at 5,200 steps (after my lunch walk) so that feels pretty promising!
Do you get 10,000 steps a day? Do you even count? Do you have any little tips or tricks that you use to ensure you get those extra steps in?