30 Day Walking Challenge!

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— RULES FOR THE 30 DAY WALKING CHALLENGE! —

1 Walk/run/crawl 30-45 minutes each day (That’s 10,000 steps)

2 Do it 5 days a week

3 That’s 25 miles a week and 100 miles in a month! (THAT’S 200,000 steps!)

4 Buy a pedometer from Target for $10 or download a free pedometer app to your smartphone (I use Pacer)

5 Get a group of you to do it together!

Can you COMMIT to this for 30 days? SHOW ME!

 

Why am I doing this?

support join 4Because the average Australian walks 9,695 steps daily. The average Swiss person walks 9,650 steps daily. About 5 miles
How far does the average American walk? 5,117 steps…That’s less than 2 miles! 🙁

How boring is walking??!! I know, I know. But crazy as it sounds, we human beings are totally designed to walk. If you think about it, a normal person (normal fitness and no injuries) can pretty much walk forever. Give them some comfortable shoes (or barefoot if walking on grass), find a way to feed them on the go, and what’s stopping them other than sleep?

Each Day = Distance of 17 Football Fields 

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Each Week = Distance of a Marathon

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Each Month = Distance of the Coast of Maui

SO DO IT!

What’s the big deal with walking?

Lymphatic System
One of the most important benefits of walking is it activates your body’s lymphatic system – the garbage collection unit of your cells. Your body has two major circulation systems: Blood system and Lymphatic system.

Blood – Carries nutrients and oxygen to your body’s cells. It is pumped around by your heart.

Lymphatic – Removes and carries waste and toxins from cells to your lymph nodes to be eliminated from the body. (There are two to three times more lymph fluid in the body than blood.) It only allows lymph fluid to move in one direction away from the cells and it has NO PUMP. As you move, gravity drives the circulation of lymph fluid.

How can I walk more?

Pedometer app
– Walk to work
– It takes 15 minutes to walk a mile…anything that’s 15 minutes away is walking distance!
– Park further in the parking lot
– Skip the elevators and escalators and take the stairs
– Instead of meeting for coffee or a drink, meet up and walk

“But it’s cold or rainy!!”
– Walk around a mall
– Bundle up and walk any damn way…stop whining! 🙂

Walking is not something that you can take 3 months off of in the winter. You MUST rework your life and schedule to make time to walk. Detoxify your body, decrease back pain, increase energy, stress relief…we can find an excuse or we can find a solution my friend. Lace up, get out, get walking!

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32 Responses to 30 Day Walking Challenge!

  1. Jathiya November 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Hi! One quick question. I walk 3 days a week and weight train 2-3.Isvthat ok? I still exercise 5-6 days a week?

    Thank you!


    • Terry Givens November 28, 2014 at 3:35 pm

      Great question! Then this might not be a huge “challenge” for you. Get creative & shake things up! Get a personal trainer for a month! Join a group workout class for a month! Shock your body!


  2. Debbie January 3, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I got quite a chuckle out of your comment about “stop whining…”
    I am water jump starting my life! Thanks for the inspiration!


    • Terry Givens January 3, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Awesome Debbie!! Go get your future!


  3. hayley May 25, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Great as usual and so right. I’ll take this one on. A walk to the beach each day sounds good even inbox weather


  4. Bernard Loken May 29, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Count me in for that one… 30 minutes of walking for 30 days…. nothing like going out to buy a new pair of durable runners for walking. Thanks Terry, needed an excuse to buy new shoes!!!!


  5. Lynise McSpadden May 30, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I am going to take this challenge and get my daughter to do it with me


  6. Annette Hobson June 2, 2015 at 11:17 am

    i am in


  7. Connie November 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I’ll be walking, too!


  8. Gwen Guillotte November 17, 2015 at 4:08 am

    I took the no sugar challenge and my energy level has been unbeilibable. I am working on the water challenge and I will take you up on the walk challenge. “Crush It”


  9. Shirley Bradfield November 29, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I am going to try harder to walk for 30 day challenge. It’s funny how just the thought of it sent a part of my brain into thinking of reasons why I shouldn’t, BUT I am not going to fail before starting. Just 1 step at a time, I will try and post each day how many steps I managed.


    • Terry Givens November 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

      YOU CAN DO THIS SHIRLEY! Join my support group so that you can keep us all posted there…


  10. Shirley December 1, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I’m on it! Walking and Drinking (water)….

    We can do this!


    • Terry Givens December 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      YOU CAN DO THIS SHIRLEY! Join my support group and we can help you…


  11. Jane December 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I started the 30 day walking challenge yesterday. Woohoo
    Go team


    • Terry Givens December 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      YOU CAN DO THIS JANE! Join my support group and we can help you…


  12. Yolanda May 17, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Terry will walking help me lose weight even if I only exercise 3x week


  13. Karen Eaton May 18, 2016 at 3:35 am

    I walk 15,000 steps a day sometimes more but never less. On May 12th, I have walked every day for 2 years outside in all kinds of weather, I live in Maine. I was diagnosed with CLL 2 years ago and walking every day has keep it at bay, I have not had a cold or flu. I believe that walking and fresh air helps tremendously.


  14. Paulette May 18, 2016 at 6:52 am

    My daughter and I are in on this challenge.


  15. jiga May 18, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I am in


  16. Gloria May 29, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Definitely in! If I can’t complete the 30 minutes walking, I’ll add in something else to complete the time without ankle pain. My dogs will be so happy to keep me company!


    • Terry Givens October 20, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      That’s the spirit!


  17. Ashley June 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I am trying to lose weight but work 2 jobs and don’t have time so what I want to do is wake up 30 minutes before I start getting ready for work and walk 30 minutes, but I also want to lose weight will walking 3 times a week and gong to the gym Monday and Friday help?


  18. Yulonda June 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Hello Terry, I want to say God bless you for taking this initiative and encouraging all of us out here who struggle with staying committed to a healthier life. I have always hated the taste of water so I wouldn’t drink any water. But since taking your challenge I have slowly learn to love water I’ve learned that cold water for me is better than warm water. I sip out 32oz cup with a straw a makes it not so overwhelming for me to get it right out the jug. So I fill jug everyday let it get cold then poor in my cup throughout day. And that works awesome for me. 28 days behind me, my skin is glowing so many people have given me a compliment about my scan my hair is sulfur and my joints are not hurting when I walk. I started the walking challenge last week I woke up this morning I have not measure, but my stomach is noticeably smaller my face my arms are shrinking. Thank you thank you thank you have a blessed day to save a man


    • Terry Givens October 20, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Yolunda,

      Thank you for your kind words. You inspire me…keep doing what you’re doing!


  19. Newton November 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I’m in🤗


  20. Sharon November 17, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Count me in too! time for me to get up and restart my body. Thank you Terry, you are so inspiring. See you in Vegas!


    • Terry Givens November 19, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Right on! Thanks Sharon


  21. Misti November 18, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Count me in!!! Let’s do this!


  22. Chanel Quick November 23, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    I was wondering if it would be alright for me to use “Walk Away The Pounds”. It allows you to walk indoors. Is “Walk Away The Pounds” acceptable or do I need to walk outside?


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