On Friday I introduced you to my New Years resolution to blog more in 2014. One of those ways is by implementing Mission to a Million Steps on my blog.
I previously mentioned that I got a FitBit for Christmas and have basically become obsessed with checking my daily steps and trying to “out-step” my friends! Initially my goal was to just beat my previous days steps, but having just accomplished my first week, I have discovered that I don’t walk nearly as much on the weekends as I do during the week therefor I was setting my self up for failure. Remember, I’m all about competition even if it’s against myself! Knowing that I HATE to lose, I decided that wasn’t the best goal, because I was just setting myself up for failure and in turn [most likely] failing my New Years resolution…I decided to see how many days it takes me to walk 1,000,000 steps!
After completing week one (technically five days since I started on January 1st), I am averaging 5,000 steps a day; if I continue at that pace it should take me 200 days to reach 1 million steps, putting my finish date of July 19th. Join me as I try to accomplish that goal!
How will Mission to a Million Steps work? Every Monday I will post the number of steps I stepped from the previous week (Monday-Sunday) on my blog. I have designed a goal thermometer that I will change each week on my blog to show my progress. You will also be able to quickly see an update on a permanent thermometer on my sidebar. I’m excited to see how long it will take me to walk 1,000,000 steps!
Want to try to out-step me and have a FitBit? Feel free to add me as a friend on FitBit. Please leave me a comment letting me know you are sending me an invite so I know who you are Right now I have 11 friends and am always looking for more (sadly I’m currently in 2nd to last place!)…I have some work to do!
Week 1 Stats (January 1-5, 2014):
Total Number of Steps: 19,969 steps
Total Number of Miles Walked: 8.61 miles
How Close to 1,000,000 Steps: 19,969/1,000,000 = 2% toward goal
Total Number of Calories Burned: 9,607
Ranking Amongst Friends: 10th (out of 11 people)
Week #2 is already underway, excited to “beat” what I did last week!