“Little drops of water make a mighty ocean” thats what happened with me. I am here, after 30 days, with 253.19 km distance walked(4,02,272 steps), 31399 KCal burned. The urge to do something like this was triggered by a friend(we rarely talk), saying this because challenges can be triggered by self or any random person for that matter. Happy to say that I completed the challenge yesterday, a minimum of 10 K steps for 30 days.
My experience with this challenge:
*Started on 6th Aug 2020, didn’t wait for the start of the month or something like that, which people usually do, procrastination or OCD or something similar.
- Downloaded a step counter app (Pedometer), started walking each day, the goal usually was 10 K minimum, but I would cross them on random days.
*Challenges faced were, some days would be so hard, lethargy would creep in, I wouldn’t be mentally in a good mood to do it, some days I would be extremely tired after work, and other days, rain hindered the pace.
*Nonetheless I didn’t quit, I made sure I somehow completed my quota of 10K. After finishing, it did feel good every single day.
*Those who are on my whatsapp would know about my daily steps, because I used to post it after completion every single day. Posting on any social media kind of peps one up to not give up and keep going till you complete the challenge.
*Tip-Chose this challenge because it seemed doable, if one is choosing a tougher challenge, there are chances one might think it’s doable but after a few days(usually 3-4 days) might lose interest in the same. So whenever one is choosing any 30 day challenges , it’s better to choose something simple and doable rather than choosing something difficult and quitting it in the middle.
*I chose to do the 10 K steps in 3 sessions usually, the early morning walk(2 sessions) and the evening walk. This worked for me.
*Unfortunately I haven’t clicked the before and after pic, but I can feel I am lighter on the feet and the love handles have reduced.
*The walks will continue but I might not quantify or post them anywhere.
*This challenge was not to lose weight in particular, it was meant to be self love, giving time to me myself, pushing myself to do it(as simple as it might sound, still), to feel good that I accomplished something every day, small little achievements.
*The lockdown, just office-home and the routines can get really frustrating and feel like a loop, so this was kind of meant to break the loop and look forward to achieve something every single day.