Nine Weeks to Go
With nine weeks until the City2Surf, you still have plenty of time to get into condition for the event (but don’t wait a moment longer).
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy2YXDkhMvg In the first week we set ourselves a target of 10,000 steps per day. This is the minimum the experts tell us we should all be doing every day of our lives in order to maintain our general health, but the average office worker only does around 3,500 steps a day (which is one of the reasons we are all getting fat!).
When you look at it that way, we haven’t really started training yet! So, now it is time to step it up a notch. This week the goal is to do a minimum of 12,000 steps a day. (To lose weight you’ll need to be doing more than 10,000 steps a day.)
If you watched the video of Damien and you’ve wondered how he has lost 23kgs so far, you might be surprised to learn that he hasn’t stepped foot in a gym. What he has been doing is managing his food intake and averaging around 14,000 steps a day. It is actually quite easy, once you get in the right mindset.
Remember, you don’t need to walk 12,000 steps a day all in one go. Put the pedometer on every morning when you get up and keep a record of your step count for the day, reset it and start again the next day.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and enjoy your week.
April 2013 Update