5 Tips for Reaching Your Step Goal
One of my fitness goals this month is to reach 10k steps a day; my daily step goal. I’ve gotten close a few times and even reached my goal a few more. But, it’s proven harder to achieve than I thought! If you’re trying to reach your daily step goal, here’s a few tips that can help:
Charge your Activity Tracker
The number one reason I don’t track my steps is because my FitBit is dead! Sometimes I forget to charge it because I wear it when I sleep! To stay motivated to reaching your step goal, keep your activity tracker charged. After all, if you workout (or do any sort of walking) without your tracker, does it even count?If you workout and don't wear your activity tracker, does it even count? Click To Tweet
I find that the earlier I get started on my step goal, the more likely I am to reach it! Try starting an hour before you normally would–which usually means getting up an hour earlier than normal! Is it a sacrifice you’re willing to make?
I have my Fitbit set to remind me to move every hour. That means I’ve got to get at least 250 steps per hour and if I don’t, ten minutes before the hour is up, it buzzes and reminds me! Knowing I have to move every hour makes me want to move BEFORE I get the reminder–overachiever status.
Make Exercise/Step Goal a Priority
Schedule your workout and stick with it! Whether you’re a morning person or you need to de-stress after work, make it a priority and you’ll hit your goal in no time! Pro Tip: Pack a back up workout bag and keep it in your car at ALL times. That way, there’s no excuse!
Two a Days
Before the heading scares you away, let me explain. The more active you are during the day, the more likely you are to get your step goal, right? If you wait until the end of the day to cram in a majority of your steps, you may not make it. I’d recommend being active in the morning and at night. Whether it’s taking the dog for a walk in the morning or full on working out, do a little bit in the morning and throughout the day. Your goal won’t seem so hard to achieve!