The 30-Day Walking Challenge – Day 1 – Oct 01 2015

Life has taken so many twists and turns(should I say twisted turns) in the past few months that I never found any time to pause and think for a while. And if by any chance, my brain is willing enough to go through all that mess and recollect any of those memories, I will gladly post the details of  those dark months as a reminder of all sorts. For better or worse, some things happened and as life always comes in a full circle, it landed me in the very same place I started shattering every possible dream I had in the meanwhile. I guess, I am now starting afresh. Luckily, this week wasn’t a busy one and I got real time to surf through what’s happening around me and trust me there’s lot that I missed while I was neck deep in my own mess. But I hope to cover everything and catch up the pace soon and trust me, I missed reading your stories so much as if they were my own. Things settled down and I even see happiness around the corner and so I’m back here. 🙂

And, I am here today to tell you all about the 30 day walking challenge that I am taking up this month which is just for me and not for anyone else. I have to stop doing things for the wrong reasons and this is the first step. Talking about steps, today I covered some 5000+ steps in 56 minutes. Trust me, it isn’t easy. I have been a couch potato for a while and thought to do 2000 steps today. But then, I wasn’t tired at all after the first 2000 and so proceeded towards the 2nd which was not so easy.

30 day walking challenge

The challenge has a different pace for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level walkers. I choose the Intermediate one that starts at 5000 steps a day. The target is to be achieved in 50 minutes. i.e. 500 steps per 5 minutes. The step count gradually increases on a day to day basis and ends at a maximum of 10000 steps. Know what, there are rest days too. Sounds cool right. If you are interested, you can get more details about the 30 Day Walking Challenge by clicking on this link. And the site is the blog on myfitnesspal site. The blog contains many wonderful articles about fitness and food. Check out if you wanna know more.

It is cool because it is doable and is an achievable target. All you need is the determination to walk. I know, that is the hardest part of all. But that is the least I can do for myself. I hope I don’t find any excuses to skip the challenge. I really want to complete this one. My physical fitness levels are at their worst levels and looking at the way I’m going, there is no way I’m getting better without any immediate efforts. So, I will have to complete this without any excuses. Wish me good luck people. I need all the luck I can. My body is already aching with the sudden walking from this evening. But I don’t care. I completed my day 1 successfully and 29 to go. Yayy for me. And I  hope I can do a bit food control too. But that’s for another day and another post. Good Bye for now.

Good night and take care people. And most importantly, spare me a smile and be happy.