*!* JULY 2016 Walking Challenge *!*

AlphaHowls
AlphaHowls Posts: 1,610 Member
edited July 2016 in Challenges
*!* JULY 2016 Walking Challenge *!*
This is continued from previous Monthly Walking Challenges, we are walking into the 7th month of the year *YAY Keep going!*. Each month has its own thread.
**** Anyone can join in at any time. The more the merrier, let’s keep each other motivated ****

Walking seems like the easiest way to start getting exercise, and even if you cannot track distance (or do not want to), tracking time is good too...go for a 10 min walk after dinner, or up it to 30 minutes, you will be amazed at the end of the month how much more exercise you are getting in. :)

Come back here and just post how far you walked, even if it was to the mailbox on a given day. The important thing is that you are moving and getting out (or if you walked in place in your basement to a video). Sometimes we need a little encouragement in order to do things in life.

Check in everyday with how far you walked or how long. This is just to motivate us to get in at least some exercise every day, and keep an eye on each other. Remember, you can track by steps, distance (miles or kilometers), time, etc.
RULES:
*no bullying
*no pressure
*just walking, dancing, stepping, hiking, anything to get you moving.
*just lace up the shoes and take a walk!
*anyone can join in at any time.

Frequently Asked:
Is there a way to flag this thread or do we have to search for it every time?

There is a star in the corner (right) you can click that to favorite the topic. It will always be on the right when you enter the community area. You can click the star once back in the forums and it shows you the topic you starred.

Can I join? How do I join the challenge?

Really simple, just come back here and post/tell us about your walk experience in any form you wish!

LET'S HAVE SOME SUMMER FUN!
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  • arniedog74
    arniedog74 Posts: 2,086 Member
    Thank you @AlphaHowls
  • patsyacs
    patsyacs Posts: 1,322 Member
    I'm in again. Really trying this month for 215,000 steps
  • RredSonja
    RredSonja Posts: 307 Member
    edited July 2016
    I'm in! I just started walking for exercise in the last week. I'm going for 30 minutes 3X week at a minimum.

    7/1
    35 minutes on the treadmill!
  • VividDawn
    VividDawn Posts: 111 Member
    7/1
    0.26 miles
    10 minutes

    I forgot it was July already! Didn't have my oxygen machine, had to stop and rest 3 or 4 times.
    I'm only going to walk on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for now. I'll bring my oxygen next week, and see if I can do the full 10 minutes without my chest feeling like it's going to implode at 4 minutes LOL
    I don't even go that fast, either... just a mosey along ;) Gotta love heart failure!
  • AlphaHowls
    AlphaHowls Posts: 1,610 Member
    Great to see the walking! So much awesome!
  • arniedog74
    arniedog74 Posts: 2,086 Member
    12,714 Steps
    5.0 Miles
  • LivvieO
    LivvieO Posts: 164 Member
    I'm in
  • rochellebeachem
    rochellebeachem Posts: 5 Member
    Im in :)
  • patsyacs
    patsyacs Posts: 1,322 Member
    I'm in again. Really trying this month for 215,000 steps
    July 6328 steps for 2.5 miles
  • AlphaHowls
    AlphaHowls Posts: 1,610 Member
    edited July 2016
    Groovy! Welcome to the challenge for walking!!!
    Im in :)
    @LivvieO wrote: »
    I'm in

  • michelleepotter
    michelleepotter Posts: 800 Member
    edited July 2016
    I've never joined one of these challenges before, but...

    July 1 I got 12k steps according to my Fitbit. That's the MOST I've ever gotten, and it was only the day before that I set my previous record of 11k. :)

    Can anyone tell me where on my Fitbit dashboard I can see my total steps for June? I'd like to have a comparison so that I can try to beat it.

    I also bought myself some stuff to make walking more comfortable. I got new shoes (my old ones were 4 years old!), sunglasses (mine broke), a hat to keep the sun off my face, and a new charger for my Fitbit Alta (the old one broke after only two months!!)

    Edit: I found the info I was looking for on Fitbit.com

    June Total: 168,863 steps | 61.37 miles

    July 1: 12,341 steps | 4.58 miles
  • AlphaHowls
    AlphaHowls Posts: 1,610 Member
    I've never joined one of these challenges before, but...

    June Total: 168,863 steps | 61.37 miles

    July 1: 12,341 steps | 4.58 miles

    Sweet! Welcome aboard!
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 17,661 Member
    I'm in for 350,000 steps in July.

    07/01 - 6,672 (Fri Rest Day!)

    Chris
  • Patience1624
    Patience1624 Posts: 1 Member
    I eat at night, and esp stress eating lately, i am looking for help with distraction
  • arniedog74
    arniedog74 Posts: 2,086 Member
    9,323 Steps
    3.6 Miles

    From a record day.... To not quite there... Rainy, rainy day
  • typeitdaily
    typeitdaily Posts: 3,323 Member
    July 1 -1790 steps
    July 2 - 7726 steps, 3.08 miles
  • MoveitlikeManda
    MoveitlikeManda Posts: 846 Member
    Im in, starting today, will walk the dog later
    gonna have to reload my walking app so I know how far im walking lol
  • AlphaHowls
    AlphaHowls Posts: 1,610 Member
    @mbaby86 wrote: »
    Im in, starting today, will walk the dog later
    gonna have to reload my walking app so I know how far im walking lol

    Welcome!
  • AlphaHowls
    AlphaHowls Posts: 1,610 Member
    I eat at night, and esp stress eating lately, i am looking for help with distraction

    Walking is one way. I love to walk.