Summer’s already here. I wanted to share a little bet that we had here on FatPiggy. It was inspired by the MyFitnessPal blog post to complete a 30 day walking challenge. Us FatPiggy authors have been using fitness trackers for a while now, but have never really stretched ourselves too much on the fitness realm. So we started this fitness challenge to not only fully utilize our fitness trackers but also as a kickstarter to a more active lifestyle. And doing the challenge as a group help make it a little bit more interesting – both via encouragement and competitiveness (and maybe a little trash talk, too. 😀 )
If you’re interested, here are the basic rules and guidelines that we put together. You can check the MyFitnessPal blog post for other rules, we chose this one because we were averaging 4k-5k steps on a daily basis already.
- minimum goal of 10,000 steps daily
- rest days every 7th day (only 4 in the 30-day period)
Just a side note, walking more doesn’t necessarily help you lose weight. The goal of the challenge is to help you become more active. They say it takes 21 days for someone to build a habit. We were hoping that this challenge would help us build a habit of walking more. Also to help decrease our carbon footprint a little.
Let us know in the comments if you’ve done this or similar challenges before. We will be talking about our fitness trackers in an upcoming post soon.