10,000 Steps a Day Challenge


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Dear Diary,

First and foremost, Happy New Year SFG readers! We can’t believe it’s already halfway through January – whaatttt??!!! 2016 is starting with me clearly on top of it, as I haven’t written a post in 3 week. So without the ability to drag my feet any longer, time to set the ever cliché fitness goals! I know, I know, but I can’t help it. Between the Weight Watchers and Lifetime Fitness commercials I’m so motivated. I’m also heading to Cabo and being in a bathing suit for 4 days, might be the source of my January fitness vigor.

While in my early 20’s, I would have set some ridiculously unattainable goals, aka Britney Spears body in the “Slave 4 u” video. In my new “refined” age bracket, I find myself setting a more reasonable goal of 10,000 steps a day. I hear some of you saying, but Lauren walking doesn’t do anything!! Hold that thought. According to the Mayo Clinic and The World Health Organization, walking 10,000 steps a day burns 20% of a person’s daily caloric intake. Talk about a life hack – you don’t have to feel guilty for missing kick boxing anymore! Girl, just walk it off!

This leads me to “the how” about measuring your steps and my favorite gift this year – the Motorola 360 Sports Watch. Not only does it track my steps and monitor my heart rate, but it also connects to your smart phone. You can connect wireless headphones, hear Pandora and still alerted of the emails/calls you are receiving when you are on a hike or long walk(without have to carry your phone!). It’s a heaven sent! If you have been dragging your feet on joining the watch tracker crew… I would say stop and get to it.

2016 is going to be great and we look forward sharing our life hacks – you can’t do it all, but you can sure as hell make it look like it!



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