100 more steps add up

In preparation for my teleclass on January 23, when I’ll be sharing some simple organizing strategies and tools for weight loss (Organize Your Health, Your Family and You), I was writing a blog post that included three challenges for the week.  One of which was to walk 100 more steps each day.

That is — today, walk 100 more steps than you did yesterday.  Tomorrow, walk 100 more than you did today.  And keep going for six weeks.

But you may think, “100 steps?  It only takes me a minute to get 100 steps.  What can 100 steps do for my weight loss?  What can a hundred steps do for my health?”  As you know, I’m a believer in small steps but I wanted to know what a hundred more steps each day would really mean.

After one week, 100 more steps each day would get you 2,800 extra steps for the week.  So?!

Well… 2,800 extra steps is approximately 980 calories burned.  That could almost cover a Burger King Tendercrisp® chicken sandwich and small fries (no drink other than water), or it could mean a loss of 0.3 pounds.

After six weeks of this ‘100 more steps’ habit, you would get an extra 90,300 steps (which, if you’re 5’6″, is approximately 39 miles).  But those extra steps also burned 31,600 calories which could lead to a 9 pound loss.

Check out what 100 more steps looks like over six weeks.

Adding 100 more steps each day builds your daily step count:
total daily steps

100 more steps burns calories:

100 more steps lead to 31,600 total calories burned

Adding 100 more steps will help you lose…

total pounds with scale

I have to add the disclaimer that the scale may not show all your hard work, but it’s not just about the scale.  After six weeks, your clothes will feel loser, you will have more energy, you will be stronger and it’s only 100 more steps.

Whether you add 100 more steps just for this week or challenge yourself to keep adding over the next six weeks, celebrate each step on your journey.  Let me know how your steps add up — post a comment here or share on Facebook.

Will you add 100 more steps today?

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Another fun opportunity to get your steps in — walkadoo from MeYou Health– a daily step challenge.

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