Did you know that this week is the 10th annual Medical Fitness Week? Wellness Centers all over the world will be celebrating the promotion of healthy fitness levels in people of all ages and abilities. The wellness center that I belong to, has an entire week of exciting events planned; fitness walks, swims, health and fitness speakers, and daily prizes! Yes, I said prizes!
Before I began my weight loss and fitness journey, the last thing I would have been interested in was an entire seven days celebrating fitness and health. Now I feel completely jazzed to know that I’m feeling healthy enough to participate in this week’s main event: The Worldwide Walking Challenge , where I’ve pledged to walk 70,000 Steps in 7 Days, beginning tomorrow.
I normally tend to embrace most things I do with a fair amount of gusto, but when my chosen events include prizes, I amp things up to a whole other level! So my gym bag is packed, my workout playlist is updated, and my water bottle is filled and waiting in the fridge. My gas tank is full and I’ll be heading to the gym first thing in the morning to begin my day with a nice, brisk 10,000 step (approx. 5 miles) walk around their padded track.
In addition to getting in some excellent cardio, for every 10,000 steps I take, I’ll be entered into a drawing for fabulous fitness-themed prizes! If I do all 70,000 steps, I’ll be entered into a drawing for a mystery grand prize. Phrases like mystery grand prize tend to get me even more pumped up!
The real truth is, I’d give this challenge my absolute all for zero prizes. If my name doesn’t get pulled for a trinket of some kind, I’ll still end my week as a winner. 70,000 steps is guaranteed to strengthen my muscles and burn enough calories for me to lose another pound over these next 7 days, just from walking.
Anyone else up for the 70,000 step challenge this week?