You may have noticed from previous blog posts that we have a bit of liking for cake here at Community Lincs; and biscuits and ice creams. In fact we seem to enjoy doing plenty of things that aren’t necessarily good for us in large quantities. Mostly I adhere to the theory that a little bit of what you fancy, does you good, but I might have to admit that a little bit is sometimes a big bit.
It doesn’t help that as office workers we have a very sedentary life and that is why we have decided to get together to undertake the world walking challenge. We reckon that in teams of seven, if we manage to do 10,000 steps a day we should be able to walk across a state in Australia in three months. That’s pretty impressive, especially when you consider how little exercise we currently do.
The beauty of this challenge is that it sets targets that will stretch us but not defeat us and by virtue of being part of a team we can encourage each other to keep going. The benefits to us individually could include losing a bit of weight, being more relaxed and feeling fitter. We will also have thought of all sorts of ingenious ways of fitting in the steps into our usual work and home life and hopefully, after the three months we will have created a virtuous circle that means we can have our cake and eat it too!