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Back in February, I wrote about a challenge that I was taking part in during March. The aim was to walk at least 10,000 steps EVERY DAY throughout the entire month to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
It’s now finished so I thought I’d do a bit of an update of how I got on…
10,000 Steps a Day in March
I’m pleased to report that I did complete the challenge. I walked over 310,000 steps. That’s roughly 5 miles a day or 155 miles in a month.
How I Tracked my Steps
I used my new *Fitbit Charge 2 to track my progress. I got it for Christmas and I love it! It tracks my heart rate as well as my fitness levels.
Features of the Fit Bit Charge 2
- Heart rate monitor
- Multisport tracking
- Cardio fitness levels
- Guided breathing sessions
- Auto sleep tracker
- Reminders to move
- Interchangeable accessory band
- Large screen
- Call, text and calendar alerts
- Long battery life (up to 5 days)
If you want to track your fitness levels then I’d definitely recommend a Fitbit Charge 2. Find out more about them *here.
I found that if I went for a half hour morning dog walk after dropping the kids at school it was easy to get my 10,000. If for whatever reason I didn’t go on a walk I had to either run around the house, do an exercise video or use my new hula hoop to make up the steps.
I feel quite proud of myself for sticking with it! Charles and I discovered lots of new places to walk and we only got lost in the woods once!
Here are my results for the month…
Look at all those greens!! As you can see from my results I walked over 10,000 steps every day.
How Much Has Been Raised
Over 1 million pounds has been raised so far during this challenge. I personally managed to fundraise £100. I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who donated. I really appreciate it!
Walk All Over Cancer in June
If you missed out on the March challenge and you feel like you want to give it a go then Cancer Research are running it again in June.
You can register your interest now by email.
Surprisingly I enjoyed taking part in the challenge, so much so that I have continued to do 10,000 steps every day since.
I’ve noticed quite a change in my body and I’ve lost a fair bit of weight. Alongside the steps, I was also taking part in a daily planking challenge.
I’m on a mission to get rid of my Mummy tummy once and for all. I can now actually see my stomach muscles again!
This challenge has definitely spurred me on with my fitness goals. I plan to continue with my steps and planking. I’d also like to start doing yoga again.
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