Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Final day of the Million Step Challenge!

Its the last day and I'm on track to make my million (only 8000 steps left)! There were definitely ups and downs, weekends were harder than I thought to get steps in, being pregnant made me more exhausted in the evenings, and the weather did not always cooperate!

All that said, I'm so proud of myself. I have been so lucky to have a very easy pregnancy so far and no morning sickness which worked for me toward the challenge! I even think that the exercise has really helped in making me more alert and less exhausted so far.

17 weeks
So does this mean I'll stop exercising? No way! Not after realizing how great I feel and how lucky I am to be so active during my pregnancy. My plan is to start creating weekly goals to earn money to pamper myself as the pregnancy goes along. For example:

My goal will be to make 56,000 steps a week (8,000 a day) starting next Monday. If I make that goal I'll put $10 towards my pampering fund. If I only get 49,000 steps in, I'll put $7 towards the fun. If 42,000, then $5. Any less than that will earn nothing.

I'm hoping to work towards a prenatal massage and some pedicures :) Especially as I get bigger, I think those will really help!

I hope that everyone enjoyed participating, thanks so much for keeping me motivated! Especially Mommy and Mom, I know you both worried for a time that I wouldn't make it and you'd have to go to Mary Poppins without me. And thanks to Isaac, who went on countless walks with me although I know he would rather be playing video games or relaxing or really anything else in the world sometimes.

Keep walking everyone!


  1. Congrats on making your goal! I totally fell off the wagon at the end and forgot to bring my pedometer on the cruise.

    I like your idea of the weekly goals as well. Keep up the great work.

  2. Thanks Christina, I'm sure you got lots of steps on the cruise though!!

  3. Having a goal does make you work harder to attain it. Once I made my million steps, I definitely got lazier about walking. I may have to join you on your next goal. I do feel better when I exercise every day.

  4. What a great way to challenge yourself! I really like this idea and can imagine it is pretty darn motivating! Good luck!


    1. It turned out great and my new challenge is still working great each week! Can't wait for spring though, I'm tired of this cold weather!