Heather Eng

Challenge Yourself: Turn Your Walk Into a Run

woman walking with headphones

Today Tiffany told us how getting a new pair of sneakers inspired her to start jogging again. If you’ve been walking regularly for several weeks, you might be itching to step up the pace, as well. Learn how to turn your walk into a run following our simple training plan.

How did you make the transition from walking to running? Share your experience in the comments below.

Challenge Yourself: Make Healthy Chicken Dinners

Chicken Parmesan

Today Peggy told us how she now bakes chicken cutlets instead of frying them. Even though she was reluctant to do so at first, she learned that baked chicken can be just as crispy and tasty as fried.

You, too, can cut calories and fat from your chicken dinners. To get inspired, try these delicious, good-for-you chicken recipes.

What’s your favorite healthy chicken recipe? Share in the comments below.

Challenge Yourself: Sneak in Exercise

Running up stairs

Today Elizabeth shared her secret for workout success:

Slow and steady is the best way to make it a part of your lifestyle.

That’s an important piece of advice that you should always keep in mind. If you start with unreasonable expectations–like going from not exercising to running a marathon in two months–you’ll only set yourself up for failure.  Like Elizabeth says, any time you sneak in a little exercise adds up: You could power walk around the field or climb bleacher steps when you’re attending your kids’ sporting events, for example.

For more easy ways to squeeze in calorie-burning workouts, read our story, “Strength Exercises for Moms on the Move.”

What’s your favorite way to sneak in exercise? Share in the comments below.

Challenge Yourself: Start Power Walking

arm pump

Now that you’re striving for 10,000 steps a day and walking regularly, you may want to give your workout a little boost. Easy moves–like knee lifts or arm pumps–can turn a simple stroll into a power walk or be used as warm-ups before you get going. See all our beginner power walking exercises here.

What’s your favorite power walk move? Tell us in the comments below.

Challenge Yourself: Start Walking!

woman walking

For Challenge #3, the members of the Lehman and Avagliano families are each striving to take 10,000 steps a day.

Are you ready to get moving too? Ease into exercising with this four-week, get-back-in-shape walking plan.

What motivates you to walk? Tell us in the comments below.