Thursday, May 12, 2016

Goal: 10,000 Steps per Day

I have a continuous monthly goal to reach 10,000 a certain amount of days per week, so I am always looking for ways to add in some extra steps. I work at a desk from 8-5 Monday-Friday and try to get up and walk around as much as possible but on busy days I leave work at 5pm with only about 3,000-4,000 steps- meaning I am going to have to work that much harder and longer at the gym to reach my goal of 10,000 steps.

 I do a lot of FitBit (add me as a friend!) challenges and still love my FitBit as much as I did the day I got it because it challenges me to get in more steps. When I first got my FitBit I wrote a post Why My FitBit Owns Me and it is still true to this day! Since I am always trying to find ways to reach my 10K goal of steps each day, as I am sure we all are, I have complied a list of ways to earn some extra steps throughout the day!

  • While brushing your teeth, pace back and forth
  • Park at the back of the parking lot instead of the spot closets to the door
  • Set your timer to get up and walk around every 30 minutes
  • Take after dinner walks
  • When emptying the dishwasher take each dish out at one time and put in its place so you are walking more
  • During TV commercials run in place
  • Use the farthest bathroom away
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Clean your house
Do you have a FitBit or activity tracker? How do you sneak in ways to get your 10,000 steps?

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Leah McPherson said...

I have been highly disappointed in my step count these past few days. I have stairs in my office and some days I'll run them a few times throughout the day. Great list! -xx Leah || Chasing Texas

Neely said...

Umm these are amazing ideas. I totally walk around the house while brushing my teeth!

Mistle Petrey said...

I just got a FitBit! I decided to get one after my friends were talking about it like crazy. So I will have to set it up and get going. I love how you put pace back and forth while brushing your teeth. That's so simple!