I remember seeing Felicia’s (The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog) post in early January about her #BookBlogWalkers Challenge and thinking “what a great idea”, then I of course forgot about it and got back to reading. I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions or challenges but for several months now I’ve been thinking that I really should start exercising again because not only is it good for your health (duh!), and would make my dog EXTREMELY happy, but I’m also getting married in 5 months! Today, when I was on Twitter and saw Felicia’s weekly check-in, I decided that’s it I’m doing this!! So, I signed-up and went for a walk.
In case you didn’t already know this, I’m an uber geek and love all things tech so on top of tracking my progress via my blog, I’ll also be using my trusty Wii Fit U pedometer to count steps and calories. The challenge is simple: commit to 30 minutes of walking a day. I’m going to update this post regularly with my progress, and if you’d like more information about #BookBlogWalkers or would like to sign-up, head-on over to The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog for all the dets. And, in case you need extra motivation, there’s also a monthly giveaway for participants. Wish me luck! 🙂
|Week of January 17th to 23rd||Day||Minutes||Activity||Steps||Calories Burned|
|Tues-Thurs||*** Anything below -30°C is just too darned cold!! ***|
|Week of January 24th to 31st|
|Week of February 1st to 7th|
|Week of February 8th to 14th|
|Week of February 15th to 21st|
|Week of February 22nd to 28th|
|Week of March 1st to 7th|
|Week of March 8th to 14th|
|Week of March 15th to 21st|
|Week of March 21st to 28th|
|Week of March 29th to April 4th|
|Friday||180||Heavy spring cleaning||900|
|Week of April 5th to April 11th|
What a great idea! Good luck with the challenge! 🙂
Thanks Janice! Hopefully I can stick with it. At least until the wedding. Hehe
I would think you could easily combine this with an audiobook challenge 🙂
Great minds think alike! I already signed-up for one. 😀
I hope your walking goes well. Great challenge!
Thanks! Me too!
I use the Nike app to track my run/walk workouts. I thought about joining this but I’ve been so lazy lately, that I just decided against it.
“going to the chapel and we’re gonna get maaaarried…” Congrats & best wishes! I would see your tweet convo at times about your upcoming wedding but I didn’t want to intrude. Must be so exciting to live your own HEA! Weee!!! I hope you share pics, carmel!
I’ve been super lazy too; I’m hoping that if I’m forced to give regularly updates it’ll motivate me cuz I won’t want to write “I exercised for 0 minutes” this week. LOL
Ooh, feel free to intrude when you see me venting on Twitter. It helps keep me sane.
So glad you are joining! I get lots of audiobook time in when walking (when the dogs allow it LOL—we will see if that stands once squirrel season starts) 🙂
Congrats on the pending nuptials 🙂
I hear ya. LOL I let my dog run off-leash so listening to audios while walking is sometimes difficult when there’s a lot of people and I have to correct her a lot.
Great job with walking. I was really lazy this week. Sigh.. the video I use kicks my butt so I dread it. I much prefer to go to the gym and get my work out there. Who would think the gym would be easier then a video??? Here is my update: Book Blog Walkers
You’re doing so good! And I agree anything below -30C is too cold. I looked it up and that’s like -22F and I’m currently complaining about being cold at 35F (2C) so I can’t fault you one bit. For days like that I like to do videos at home, but I know that seriously doesn’t work for a lot of people. Good luck with your goals 🙂
Great job and congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I just posted my first check-in and reading everyone’s post is motivating me to try harder!! Have a great week!
Great job and loved your planner, super neat.