Happy New Year. I know. Its 5 days into the new year already. But life happens.
This post is mostly about the results of the 10 000 Steps Challenge. I will briefly talk about this months challenge and the yearlong challenge I am undertaking along with some family and friends.
Firstly, Decembers Challenge. On some days, getting the 10 000 steps goal was easy. Xmas shopping took care of some of the days. Other days? Not so easy. We really have become naturally sedentary in our daily lives.
This is what my monthly graph ended up looking like.
Roughly, for 50% of the days I did not achieve the 10 000 goal. But its definitely made me more aware of trying to be more active on a daily basis. I spent the first day of 2016 at gym doing a piloxing class. It was fun and exactly what I needed to kick start 2016.
For the month of January, I have signed up to do the Sleekgeek 30 Day Challenge. Check it out. The key things about these challenges is to make your fitness and health goals a continuous part of your awareness. Sign up for online support. Get a group going with friends and family.
On that note. I am also part of a group (of family and friends) who are doing a fitness challenge which will end on December 16 (its a public holiday here in SA on that date and we are usually all together then). So the basis of this challenge is weightloss. But I am using it more as a way to stay motivated and accountable.
In addition to the daily challenges of the Sleek Geek 30 Days for January. I have some goals of my own. For the month of January, I will exercise for at least 45 minutes, 3 times per week for the entire month.
Good luck to you in achieving your fitness goals.