Have you heard of the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC)? (www.gettheworldmoving.com/) I did this two years ago. The pedometer was a bit of a pain but I found it to be like a real boost, reminder and encouragement to exercise and to get my steps up. I have always been an active person and love to walk. Anyway I walked and walked and managed to clock up around 12,000 steps per day (not bad for someone who works sitting at a desk). Also at this time I was umming and arring about joining a gym. I went to one but it wasn’t really my thing. I was in an electrical store one day and saw a Wii Fit on sale for $30. This was the monthly cost for the gym I tried. I thought what the heck, I only have to use it for a month to get my money’s worth. I loved the Wii Fit – it was fun, I did things I hadn’t done for ages and I found I was getting fitter and stronger. I did about three to four sessions a week for about 30 to 45 minutes each.
I started running on the Wii Fit! I puffed and hurt and felt exhausted. I kept running. I went outside and ran from the house to the hay barn (200m). I thought I was going to die.
I kept running a little bit. Then after a few months I ran all the way to the letter box (1.2km). I felt like I had achieved something so monumental. I felt great. I had done something I never in a million years thought I could achieve.
This all helped to make my GCC step count go through the roof.
The GCC came and went. I have kept running.