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?

Hope so! 
Bon weekend people!

As TC, I am in charge of motivation!


  1. Very nice Idea. I would love to join, but am already very hyperactive

    1. Lol! You could do it just to see how many steps you rack up a day. Probably zillionz!


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