Walk 10,000 Steps Every Day

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.