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Friday, 18 May 2012
Ten Thousand Steps a Day, Here I Come!
I tell you the number freaked me out too but I was not to be daunted. I still signed up for the Global Corporate Challenge kicking off on the 24th of this month. And to be honest, since we got our GCC packs yesterday and I put on my pedometer, I have chillaxed somewhat. It really is not that hard to clock in ten thousand steps! I know, hard to believe but trust me, it is true.
I am a sedentary worker. I typically hate getting up from my desk. I hold on to pee for as long as I can. I eat at my desk. I would rather send a mail to get my work done than attend a meeting. It’s so horrible and unhealthy and I know it but I could not help it. Until now. Now, I am mega-motivated and being Team Captain just makes it even better. Lol! So, I have been practicing. I have been getting up every time I need to pee (which is more now since I have also started drinking loads more water at my desk. I mean, you can only hold a gallon of water inside you for so long!). I have been going over to talk to colleagues rather than IM-ing them or calling them and you will NOT believe how many steps I have racked up just by making those small changes. Two thousand seven hundred and thirty-seven! And that is just my average, moving a bit more day!
So imagine what will happen when I really begin to move. Imagine what will happen when I go out to buy my lunch rather then send someone. What would happen if I had the driver park farther away from Ebeano so I can walk a bit more to get there? What would happen when I add my walk round my estate (which is about 7000 steps on its own) to my count. You see, I told you, ten thousand steps is very doable and I am going to do it. Yes, I am going to step up to a healthier, fitter me (mind, body and soul)!
Even if you have not signed up for the GCC, how about you go out there and get your-self a pedometer (or two so your spouse or BFF can support you) and join my team, Team YES WE CAN!, on this ten thousand steps a day journey towards a better, more active life.
I don’t know about you but this body of mine deserves better than I have been giving it. It is not just a great disservice to me; it is disrespectful to God who not only gave me the body but lives in it. By the special grace of God, I plan to live long enough to carry one grandchild from each of my progeny and I do not plan to be leaning on a walking stick when that time comes.
So what do you think? Will you join us from the 24th of May to the 16th of September 2012?
Bon weekend people!
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