Welcome to the "Walk With Me" challenge!
I'm so glad you have decided to join me on this challenge. Together we are going to walk every day in October. You choose your own goal. A certain number of steps, distance or time...your choice. If you aren't already walking as much as you'd like I recommend starting with your current level plus 10%. For instance, if you generally walk an average of 2500 steps per day, your goal would be 2750. If you usually walk 8000 steps a day, your goal would be 8800. It's better to set a reasonable goal for yourself and stick with it than to get overly ambitious and quit after 3 days. We've all done that before, right?
Of course it goes without saying (but I'm going to say it anyway), check with your doctor before starting any exercise program if you have health concerns. My doctor told me that whenever I increase my activity level, to maintain that for at least two weeks before increasing it again. If you're doing really well half way through the month and want to up your goal another 5-10%, please feel free to do so. This is YOUR goal. The rest of us are just here to cheer you on. Likewise, if your initial goal is too ambitious or you suffer a health setback of some sort, decrease your goal to the level that your body can handle. It's better to scale back a bit and continue the walking habit than to just stop altogether.
I will be sending out daily email reminders. Some of these may just be a simple reminder but others will include helpful health or exercise information and tips. I will schedule these to go out at 5 a.m. CST. I recommend reading these each day and then delete ONLY after you have completed your walking goal for the day. It's another incentive for those who like to keep their inbox under some semblance of order.
If you complete the entire month your name will be entered in a drawing for a prize. Yes, that's a bribe. Or incentive. Whatever your prefer to call it. If you need additional help sticking with your goal, find an accountability partner. If you are in my Facebook group, Creating a Beautiful Life
, you may find a partner there. If you can't find one, let me know and I'll do it with you. I want everyone to succeed.
So lace up your shoes and "walk with me"!
Note: If you'd like to join Creating a Beautiful Life, please feel free to do so. (Sorry guys, this group is for ladies only.)
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