Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Here are a few words that should never be in the same sentence together "challenge" and "pregnancy" but I like to live dangerously haha

There is a blogger I follow, 12 Million Steps, who just reached his goal of walking 12 million steps. When he first started the blog, he had determined it would take him that many steps to lose weight and be healthy. However his life had other things planned for him. He hit the number of steps but did not make it to his goal.

Completely changing his life this time, starting over in nearly every aspect, he has decided to try again and hit the reset button. He's going to walk 12 million steps... again.

I think it will be a fun challenge, especially since he has no deadline in mind. It's not "I will walk 12 million steps by June 2012" or anything like that. I also think I can join in! After all, walking is free, and I may spend many nights walking the floor with the baby, so why not use a step counter and log it in a spreadsheet?

I want to get back to Weight Watchers when the baby is born so this will fall in nicely with the program too. It's not hard to count steps and I probably won't count it as Activity Points, but it will count for something.

I don't have a step counter yet, but I will be sure to get one. I'm planning on starting the challenge tomorrow, because I walk every day to get a little bit of exercise and keep my sanity. Sure it might not be 10,000 steps a day, more like 500-1,000 but it's still something. In the mean time, there is a step counter on my phone, so I'll be using that, even if it is a little inaccurate.

Data is data!!

So, wish me luck. I might be able to complete this challenge by the time the baby has his first birthday, or his second. We will see!!


  1. Sounds like a great combo! Losing weight is something like 80% diet and 20% work out (slow and steady). So if you're traking your eating, and concious of your moving, you should be on the right track! Add in the increased metabolism from breast feeding and the like and you'll rock that body in no time !:)

  2. That sounds like a great plan...and I'm certain your phone is likely as accurate as any other pedometer...they all have their problems and it is all relative. Walk on!


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