Step By Step

Greetings, my fellow fitness enthusiasts! Today, we are going to talk about hitting our step goals every single day. It may sound easy, but let’s be honest, some days, it feels like a monumental task that requires more energy than running a marathon.

I know I’ve been on the struggle bus with this the past few months myself. It’s time to get serious again and make it happen on the daily.

First things first, let’s discuss the part no one wants to talk about – the fact that we all have those days where we just don’t want to move. We would rather sit around, eat cookies, and watch Netflix all day long. But that’s not going to help us in any way hit our step goals, is it? So, what do we do? Well, we need to find motivation. And what better motivation is there than the fear of becoming a human potato?

Yes, you read that right, haha. A human potato. You know, those sedentary people who just sit around all day, barely moving. We don’t want to be like them, do we? Of course not! We want to be fit, healthy, and fabulous (duh).

So, let’s talk about the benefits of hitting your step goal every day. Did you know that walking is the most underrated activity there is? It can help you maintain a healthy weight because it burns calories, and the more you walk, the more calories you burn. It also improves your cardiovascular health, strengthens your bones, and reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer. Plus, it’s a great way to clear your mind and destress after a long day.

But hitting your step goal every day can be a challenge, I KNOW. Here are some tips that I use to make it easier on myself:

  1. Get a walking buddy or a step counting buddy (hey Bex!). Walking with a friend or family member can make the time fly by and provide some motivation and entertainment. And having a step accountability buddy will push you to get those steps in regardless of your excuses.
  2. Break it up. If you can’t hit your step goal in one go, break it up into smaller chunks throughout the day – a mile here, and 1,000 steps there. They add up quickly.
  3. Listen to music. A great playlist can make the time fly by and allows you some mental downtime to process your thoughts while walking around.
  4. Take the scenic route. When you walk in nature or explore a new area outside, not only will the experience be way more enjoyable, you’ll go further.

Hitting my steps is like a fun little challenge I give myself every day. It feels so good to get it accomplished – like I’m taking control of my health and wellness, one step at a time. And who knows, maybe someday soon I’ll be back to not even having to think about it.

But for now, I’ll step with intention.

Hitting your step goal every day may seem like a daunting task, but with a little extra motivation and some dedication, you can achieve your stepping goals regularly and become the very best version of yourself. So, get those walking shoes on, crank up the music, and let’s get stepping!

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