sarakingdom Posted March 22 Report Share Posted March 22 19 hours ago, Salinger said: I am thinking i will aim for 5000 steps per day this challenge. 5000 steps is a good goal. I'm a fan of the 7000-ish step ultimate goal, and 5k is a good chunk of the way there. I would make a plan for gradually getting there. 5000 steps is about 50 minutes of walking, and will be very noticeable going from a more sedentary pattern. It might even be a bit of a strain, if your body isn't used to that. So starting with consistency and ramping up, maybe even ramping up 1k steps per week of the challenge to hit 5k in the last week, would be one option. Another would be splitting it up into 3 or 4 walks across the day. I used to hit 5k just from various bits of my commute, if I picked the further bus stop. (That can also be a good way to hide it throughout the day, if the issue is more the shock to your schedule of losing a whole hour. Somehow finding four 10-15 minute blocks is a lot easier.) Basically, have some plans for not burning yourself out on an ambitious goal, and work with where you are. It's a doable goal, for sure, but it's a big shift in where you're spending your time and how much walking you're doing. 3 Quote I felt like I could run forever, like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet, and just run forever. Current Challenge: #24 - Mrs. Cosmopolite Challenge Past: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11a & #11b, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23 Link to comment
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