Wow, 150+ people have already registered for my new fitness challenge. If you haven’t done so already, read more about it and register to participate. Registration is FREE and I’m offering a $100 prize to one luck winner at the end, but only to those who made the deadline of May 14, 11:59pm.
We begin on May 15, and I want to make sure everyone is clear on what is expected to participate:
You’re going to get moving! Walking, jogging, or running, you’re going to try and reach your personal goals each week.
Set your goal
The minimum expectation is that you move at least 30,000 steps a week. Your personal goal should be AT LEAST 30K steps a week. Remember, for the best cardiovascular impact, we should strive to walk 10,000 steps a day, which is roughly 5 miles. This is a near-impossible goal for many of us, which is why this is a CHALLENGE.
Some people have mobility issues that prevent them from walking or running. That’s all love. For those who have no physical limitations, we’re going to stop relying on excuses and get moving. Set a reasonable goal for the first week and see if you can keep increasing it as each week comes.
Use this chart to track your progress: Right click and download. If mobile, click link and it should download onto your phone. I recommend uploading to Google Docs so you can access it via the mobile Google Drive app available for most Smart Phones. That way, as soon as you clock some steps, you can enter them into your own tracking form. You can also print it out and keep it somewhere accessible so you can just jot down your steps.
Get your tracking devices
If you haven’t done so, please get a pedometer or download a cardio tracking app.
Here is a helpful conversion chart:
Get to know each other
The best part about social media-based challenges is that they bring people together who have common goals. You can make new friends, connect with people trying to get to the same places you are, and provide much-needed support to someone else.
Your first #aMiMS activity:
Tweet a brief introduction of yourself, using the #aMiMS hashtag. Include your Week 1 Steps Goal and why you’re taking this challenge.
Ex: Hey everyone! My Week 1 goal = 35,000 steps. I joined to get better with cardio! #aMiMS
When you see people tweeting with the hashtag, feel free to respond, welcome them, encourage them, and follow if you want.