“Be Fit For Your Future” With April Moves! April 2, 2011
Saturday is the perfect day for shopping! Head to Dunham’s Sports or any convenient sporting goods store. (Target, Walmart and Foot Locker have pedometers.) We encourage you to buy a pedometer or a new pair of walking shoes while you’re at Dunham’s with your coupons. ASKinyourface.com has brought you a challenge on walking 10,000 steps a day using a pedometer. This may seem impossible, but we assure you – ITS NOT! Read more about our previous challenge here and here. All you have to do is put on that pedometer and walk. Take your dog for a walk, use stairs instead of escalators or elevators, take breaks from your desk to stretch and walk around the office, walk or jog for 20 minutes when you get home, walk around the block at lunchtime, the possibilities are endless! Pedometers are not only easy to use, they’re not very expensive either!
If you click on our ad on ASKinyourface.com for Dunham’s Sports and sign up for their free email program, you will get a 30% off coupon right away! After that you’ll get more coupons, information about new products and sales right to your inbox. Yes, that’s 30% of the new running shoes you’ve been dying to buy, new workout clothes, or sports stuff for your kids…ANYTHING! So sign up today and then check out the start of our “Be Fit For Your Future” challenge and figure out what you’re going to buy to treat yourself!
According to the walking experts at About.com:
If weight loss is your goal: A pound of fat equals 3500 calories. To lose 1 pound a week you will need to expend 3500 more calories than you eat that week, whether through increased activity or decreased eating or both. Losing 1-2 pounds of fat a week is a sensible goal, and so you will want to use the combination of increased activity and eating less that will total 3500 calories for 7 days.
Your weight x distance = energy used walking. Time does not matter as much as distance. If you speed up to walking a mile in 13 minutes or less, you will be burning more calories per mile. But for most beginning walkers, it is best to increase the distance before working on speed. A simple rule of thumb is 100 calories per mile for a 180 pound person. Read the full article by Wendy Bumgardner here:
A pedometer is the perfect workout buddy. Once you clip your mini-motivator on first thing in the morning( don’t take it off until you hit the sack) just watch and see what happens: You will be checking in with your little buddy throughout the day to monitor your progress. It’s a fun and exciting challenge that works! Be Fit For Your Future!
You can do this!
With Love, Allison