BRIDGE THAT GAP UNTIL GETFIT!
You can keep up the great habits you've been forming during Step Your Way by tracking your steps right up until getfit starts in January 2024.
- Set your own goals with these log sheets (.xls) (.pdf)
- Start on November 27, the Monday after Thanksgiving
- End on January 7, just before the 2024 getfit challenge starts
While this is not another challenge and there will be no prizes or weekly newsletters, we hope the motivation of logging your steps will help keep you moving!
Record the actual number of steps you take every day; you’re on the honor system!
Every participant who submits the recorded minimum number of steps—a 6-week total of 270,000 steps*—will automatically be entered into the random prize drawing. Participants must submit their completed log sheets (see below) by Friday, November 17, 2023 to be eligible for prize drawings.
LOG SHEETS: FALL 2023 CHALLENGE
- Download the log sheet (.XLS) (.PDF) and save it with your FULL NAME in the file name. Example: Rachel_Bigler_Log_Sheet.xls.
- Submit your log sheet here.
- Submissions are due by 11:59pm EDT on Friday, November 17, 2023.
- Each participant may only submit one log sheet.
- Don’t have a smartphone? You can pick up an inexpensive pedometer online.
- Have a smartphone, but don’t own a fitness tracker? No problem. Your smartphone came with a step-tracking app— “Health” for the iPhone, “Google Fit” for Androids. If you’re not a fan of those, we can suggest these other free, downloadable apps:
- iPhone users: Accupedo Pedometer, Pacer, Stepz, StepsApp Pedometer, StepUp Pedometer, Pedometer++, and Wokamon (this one has a game-like feature to it).
- Android users: Accupedo Pedometer, Pedometer Step Counter App, StepUp Pedometer, Step Counter, Step Tracker, Walk With Map My Walk, and Wokamon (this one has a game-like feature to it).
IDEAS FOR STEPS
We asked, you answered. The top four ideas for steps from your fellow participants were:
- take the long way
- walk during lunch breaks
- use the stairs
- set timers to move around
For more ideas on getting in more steps, see this PDF flyer. We hope these ideas help as you veer towards the finish line!
DOING SOMETHING BESIDES STEPS?
Use this guide (PDF) to convert the time you spend doing common activities into steps.
* Wondering how we arrived at 270,000 steps for the total goal? After all, if you hit the goal listed on the log sheet every day of the challenge, you’d have 315,000 steps. But our total goal is somewhat lower, because we know that nobody hits the mark every time, whether we’re talking about steps or anything else in life. We want this program to be encouraging, so, while we’d like people to aim for the goal every day, if you don’t hit it from time to time, that’s okay. Making it to 270,000 steps in 6 weeks shows that you really tried.