Walk with Walgreens - Gearing up for Walking & Using a Pedometer
When I began walking for my health I would usually measure my walks in time: a 30 minute walk for example. Sometimes I would map a course with my car and find out the mileage so I knew I was walking a 1 or 2 mile course. These days however, I’m measuring my walking with a pedometer so I can be a part of Walk with Walgreens! This was the first time I was going to really put myself to the test to see how many steps I was taking in a day. I decided I didn’t want to do it alone so I went out and bought pedometers for everyone in my office so I could help them start walking and so we could help each other keep moving. I’m a big believer that teaming up with coworkers, friends, neighbors, or maybe other moms from school makes walking more fun and thus makes it easier to stick with a program. In our office, we now all run to the door to be the one to get lunch for the group so we can rack up the steps! I must say, we are having fun and it’s a real curiosity to see how many steps we are actually logging!