For most office workers it’s only around 3,000.
Why not aim higher and put those steps to good use?
Steptember is a fun way to become more active and raise much needed funds for people with cerebral palsy and their families.
Given how terrible the City2Surf was, I think that upping my steps and activity more generally will help my poor legs and body remember what it’s like to MOVE a lot more regularly! And if I’m accountable to my team of four people, then that’s even more encouragement!
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
Cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance.
Did you know, Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood?
Want to join in? You do it in teams of four, with entry $25 for adults, and $10 for kids – this include a pedometer sent to your door. The aim is for around 10,000 steps a day (bonus points for extra activities like team sports and running) from Sept 3 to Sept 30. You can do it!
In all my inspiration today, it looks like I’ve kicked off another Bloggest Loser challenge! What is that? Well, basically a bunch of internerds track our diet and exercise the way we know best – online – and the winner is the one who gets the closest to their goal over the challenge.
So, I’m aiming to get under 70kg. And will post about it every week, lest I get picked on by the others for not posting. Twitter will flood with crap about ‘workouts’ and measurement. And my reward? A dress from the Maiocchi summer collection. Or 2. Cos I’m likely to get one anyway!
Want to join in? Sign up for a Daily Burn account, and join the challenge group here with the code A7F6FA
Out of winter already, blossoms are blooming, days getting longer and a little warmer, freckles appearing on my arms. Spring is here and I’m bouncy and motivated.
Motivated to get to the gym each day. To walk in the fresh air to and from work. To eat more fruit. To work towards getting back under the 70kg mark (I hate talking numbers, but might as well put it out there) before summer. To drink lots of water and less coffee. To smile more. To work hard at uni.
Excited because my new It’s all about me journal came :) I had a couple of these and used them well to keep myself on track a couple of years ago, and this will totally help me to get back into it!
Always nice to be accountable in some way. I’ll have this November/December/January period to get myself back into recording (not that there’s any guarantee of good habits, but recording it is a start!!) before the new year really kicks in.
I love how it has places to track weights and cardio worksouts, along with abdominals in its own space! (Better do them then!!), which is much better than many journals that only let you track food and calories. It also has “check ins” every 2 weeks.
(for the boys, or for those who prefer discreter than red (it used to be bright pink!), there’s also a black journal available)
I also signed up for two sessions of bootcamp a week for the next 7 weeks in the lead up til Xmas. That, and being inspired by healthy green apples on my blog layout (yes, click through if you haven’t already) instead of cupcakes and things I can’t actually eat will set me on the right track!