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The Final 10,000 steps

Yesterday was the last day of our 10,000 steps competition. For the whole month I had done 391,176 steps with an average of 13,489 steps per day.

steps

Our team has five people and we managed to rack up 1,762,967 steps.

However, we are not the team with the most steps as some other team has as many as 2,898,329.

Here is the graph for my last week.

graph

It has been a great experience and like in past winters, I have not put on any weight, instead I feel better and have more energy most of the days. My best days are when I swim in the afternoon which makes me feel refreshed every time.I love my weekend yoga session as well 🙂

myoga

Even though the competition is over, I am planning to keep counting my steps so I know how much exercise I do every day. If I see it go too low, it encourages me to do something after I get home.

Keep exercising everyone.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

10000 steps:–Week 3 progress

Another week of 10,000 steps a day is over and here is my progress report.

1000000I am sad that my average has dropped this week to 12055, because it was raining some afternoons so we could not do the bay walk. Anyway one week to go and I have to make up for the lost steps so working hard.

Yesterday morning I exercised with AS for 10 minutes, went swimming in the afternoon and going for the bay run this afternoon. Hope it will help.

How is your exercise routine going? Happy exercising everyone.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

10000 steps : week 2 progress

Another week of 10,000 steps a day is over and here is my progress report.

10000 stepsThe graph is for my second week and I am surprised and happy that I clocked more than 13,339 steps on average.

I did a 7km bay walk twice and I was really so happy when I got over 20,000 on Saturday thanks to the morning walk and walking so much during the Vivid Sydney. Two weeks down and two more to go 🙂

pedo meterHappy exercising everyone, take care.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

10,000 steps: Week 1 progress

As I mentioned in my previous post, the 10,000 steps program is going really well at work. I see everyone walking around with their pedometer and everyone trying to do some activities during lunchtime. Seriously, since this competition started, I have seen everyone around work trying to stay active and reach the target; which means this is really working.

One week down and three to go now but I am thinking to count my steps every day from now on so I know my activity level. I am hoping it will make me stay fit and healthy.

Here is the graph from my first week. I am really pleased with the result as I clocked more than 12,800 steps on average.

10,000 steps

Wednesday, the 21 of May was the most active day with 16,990 as that day I went for the bay run which is around 7km. The following day again I managed to do more than 16,000 steps as I was working hard to organise Australia’s biggest morning tea and it kept me quite busy.

I have days where I didn’t do 10,000 because it is really hard to do 10,000 steps if I exercise during the lunch time only. However, I am sure counting my steps has given me a real idea about how active I have been throughout the day and force me to exercise in the evening if I wasn’t active enough.

Happy exercising everyone, take care.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

10,000 steps

Recently we got an email at work – “10,000 steps Staff competition – How far can you go?”.

10,000 Steps is a free health promotion program that encourages the use of step-counting pedometers to monitor your daily physical activity levels. Please click here to read more.

I am so glad that my workplace has taken positive steps towards workplace’s health. As soon as I finished reading, I knew I wanted to do it. Therefore, I sent an email straight away saying I am in.

The four week challenge was open to all staff and involved teams of up to five people with the goal of reaching 10,000 steps per day. The steps were measured using pedometers attached to the waist.

The competition will run from Monday 19 May to Monday 16 June. We will be using the online 10,000 Steps program to log how far teams have walked. At the end of 4 weeks, prizes are given to two teams – the team with the greatest number of steps taken and the team who has used the staff bike fleet the most.

I do really want to win it as it means we are pushing ourselves to achieve more number of steps and at the same time improving our health.

Let the counting begin and wish me luck.

Take care ,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO