Walking for fitness

With new year just a few weeks ago, I’m proud to report I have actually managed to keep with ONE of my new year resolutions. I had loads, keep up with housework, do FlyLady, drink 3 litres of water every day. But the one & only one I have succeeded in achieving EVERY SINGLE BLOOMING DAY so far in 2017 is walking 10,000 steps a day.

Pre January 1st, my stats were pretty shocking. My husband bought me a Fitbit Charge 2 for our wedding anniversary in October, so from then until new year, I’d say I walked between 4000 and 6000 steps a day. Really poor and not really enough to keep a healthy heart & all the things 10,000 steps are meant to give you. 

I’ve got 3 dogs who you may have seen in my first post, so I actually put their leads on (I know, I really should have been doing this before) and started walking!! 

It’s surprising how much extra effort you have to put in to get to that golden number, at least a 30 minute walk every day, although today I was walking for a hour and a quarter before I felt that welcome vibration on my wrist heralding triumph!

Nothing is showing on the scales yet, I do Slimming World, but I know it will kick in with weight loss results soon.

I’m also challenging myself to do the ‘Walk 1000 miles’ challenge, aiming to walk 1000 miles in 2017. If I keep the rate going that I’m walking at the moment, I should easily smash this.

Do you get your steps in? And if so, how do you get them in?