Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shape Up Challenge!

Twelve weeks ago at work I started a "shape up" challenge my company was having. They monitored exercise minutes, pedometer steps and weight loss. I didn't count my exercise minutes, because on the days I work I don't exercise. But I did monitor my weight and count my pedometer steps.

The challenge ended July 3. And as of this morning, I have lost 22 pounds and walked over 1.1 million steps. I'm pretty impressed with myself. But more importantly, I'm SO glad this happened when it did. I was just about ready to get back on track with healthy eating and exercising and this has helped so much. And I've gotten so used to wearing a pedometer that it doesn't feel right if I don't have it in my pocket! My company is going to keep the website up through the end of the year and I plan to keep counting my steps every day. My goal is to have at least 15,000 steps a day!

Oh! The best part? As of this morning, my overall weight loss since I started this last year is 41 pounds. Yay! About 1/3 of the way to my goal. :)