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*!* JANUARY 2016 Walking Challenge *!*

AlphaHowlsAlphaHowls Member Posts: 1,437 Member Member Posts: 1,437 Member
Instead of ringing in the new year, we are walking in the new year...

<3 !*! HAPPY NEW YEAR !*! <3

*!* JANUARY 2016 Walking Challenge *!*
This is continued from previous Monthly Walking Challenges, just starting off with a new year *YAY*. 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 kilometers), time, etc.

*no bullying
*no pressure
*just walking, dancing, stepping, snow shoeing if you like, hiking, anything to get you moving.
*just lace up the shoes and take a walk!

edited December 2015


  • sksastrysksastry Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
  • quiargaquiarga Member Posts: 408 Member Member Posts: 408 Member
    I just saw a January running challenge, and contemplated joining it, but I'm really not a runner. I do like to walk though so a quick search turned up this thread. I'm definitely in! I've been slowly getting back into MFP over the last week after months away, and I feel like I'm ready to tackle this new year. I may even go for a walk tomorrow!
  • MrsMizartMrsMizart Member Posts: 1,275 Member Member Posts: 1,275 Member
    I'm in!

    Recovering from a two week cold that wiped me out over Christmas, so it'll be slow and steady. Hoping to work back up to 15k a day before the end of January.
    edited December 2015
  • tlg777tlg777 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    This sounds great - I am in!
  • SpringBack20SpringBack20 Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    I'm in too! Good luck everyone. Thanks for doing this!
  • dujyandcodujyandco Member Posts: 90 Member Member Posts: 90 Member
    Hooray! Walking is my thing. :) Walking with the wii, walking with videos, walking along the river.
    Looking forward to playing with everyone!
  • AlphaHowlsAlphaHowls Member Posts: 1,437 Member Member Posts: 1,437 Member
    Groovy! So glad to have everyone! It is going to be an awesome new year!
  • ogmomma2012ogmomma2012 Member Posts: 1,568 Member Member Posts: 1,568 Member
  • charen712charen712 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I'm ready to walk
  • MegMcB24MegMcB24 Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member
    I'm in :) Is anyone going to be using a Fitbit to track their daily progress?
  • MrsMizartMrsMizart Member Posts: 1,275 Member Member Posts: 1,275 Member
    MegMcB24 wrote: »
    I'm in :) Is anyone going to be using a Fitbit to track their daily progress?

    I will! It reminds me of what I'm aiming for :-)
  • LoriaptLoriapt Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    I'm in: Sounds like a great Challenge to get everyone who's starting in Jan. 2016.

    Can anyone tell me how to save or refine the community boards again. Happy New Years everyone!
  • helyghelyg Member Posts: 675 Member Member Posts: 675 Member
    I'm in. Aiming for 100 miles in January 2016.
  • MomFLYerMomFLYer Member Posts: 47 Member Member Posts: 47 Member
  • MimiOfTheFraserValleyMimiOfTheFraserValley Member, Premium Posts: 121 Member Member, Premium Posts: 121 Member
    I'm in!! :smile:

    I want to get back into cycling, but right now, I need to get my fitness level back to a much better place. Since walking's one of the best exercises out there, I'll start walking every day unless the weather's super bad. I love walking anyway, &, so, yeah! :smile:
  • AnlienaAnliena Member Posts: 68 Member Member Posts: 68 Member
    I'm in! Already started trying to walk every day again :)
  • melissarhagenmelissarhagen Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
  • christinemariebreezechristinemariebreeze Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    I'm in too. I want to start walking the dog so this will help keep me on track!
  • Raylo2006Raylo2006 Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Since spinal surgery in Sept walking is currently all I'm allowed to do, so I'm in!!!
  • kmanrique321kmanrique321 Member Posts: 271 Member Member Posts: 271 Member
    I'm in!! I got a new Fitbit for Christmas & am loving it!! :-) Let's get busy walking!!
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