Walk Challenge Day 24

We are just four days away from the next Walk with a Doc and the end of our challenge! Anyone else getting excited? Continuing with our theme of finding inspiration to continue walking beyond this challenge, I would like to focus on gratitude. Did you know that being grateful can actually help you with self-control? Gratitude is thought to improve self-control …

Walk Challenge Days 22 & 23

Days 22 & 23 marked the start of the final week of the challenge. Going into the last week, I thought an appropriate theme would be “finding inspiration to continue.” This challenge was meant to lay the foundation for bringing more movement into your life. Once it’s over, it’s up to you to keep up your healthy habits. If you …

Walk Challenge Day 21

Three weeks of walking every day is finished. Who’s still following along? If you’ve made it this far with me, congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back. If you haven’t quite been able to walk every day, move beyond that and set a goal to walk every day for the last week of the challenge…you got this! Remember, we …

Walk Challenge Day 20

We are almost through the third week of this challenge. I feel like the weather has been changing more than me! These temperamental conditions have not helped with our consistency and rhythms – it would be so much easier to plan a walk if you also knew how to dress based on the weather. But, I digress. How’s your decision-making …

Walk Challenge Day 19

How are you feeling today after walking nineteen days in a row? Have you noticed any changes in your mood? These past few weeks have been fairly stressful for me. I’ve noticed that walking helps me to relax and feel calm when things are hectic. My mood definitely improves after a quick and brisk walk. Even if I don’t feel …

Walk Challenge Day 18

Welcome to November! After an October of above-average temperatures, the first day of November was decidedly cold and sunless. In other words, the perfect November day (ha, kidding). I have gotten slightly off track with scheduling my walks. This week, I’m flying by the seat of my pants (can someone explain that metaphor?) and deciding when to walk every morning instead of pre-planning …

Walk Challenge Day 17

So far we’ve talked about the physical benefits of walking. Have you noticed any effects on your mental health? I went into this challenge hoping that a daily walk would boost my concentration and focus. I can say that yes, my focus immediately after walking is improved. However, how long I’m able to stay focused depends on what I’m working …

Walk Challenge Day 16

Today is the walk challenge’s sweet 16! Have you hit your sweet spot yet? I would love to get some general feedback about how you feel after you walk and if you enjoy it. In my opinion, the importance of this challenge isn’t just to walk more but to move more. If you don’t like to walk, is there another …

Walk Challenge Day 15

Welcome to week 3 of the challenge! This week is all about noticing the benefits of walking everyday. Let’s start by thinking about the physical benefits. Are you able to walk faster or longer? I have noticed that my leg muscles are stronger and that I’m able to climb up one particular hill faster than when I first started. I …

Walk Challenge Day 14

Congratulations, you are halfway through the challenge! Now is a great time to evaluate your progress. Have you been able to walk every day even if it wasn’t for the full 21 minutes? Look at why you were successful and in what ways you can improve going forward. I have found that walking in the morning keeps me on track …