My blogger colleague, Trisha, at Ideas for Women told me about an exciting, virtual walk across America that is being sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services. The event starts tomorrow (Mother’s Day, May 11th) and you can sign up for various routes. I chose the cross-country route that begins in San Francisco and ends in my city: Washington, DC. I guess I felt inspired by my recent chat with Mike Huckabee about how he lost weight and got fit.
The idea is to use a pedometer (or your best guess work) to track your daily steps, with a goal of about 10,000 per day. You can tally your steps each day so that they contribute to the grand total contributed by your team mates and others in the Woman Challenge.
You can also track your participation in my “Lose 20 Pounds” group here at Revolution Health.
Care to join me? My team is called “Dr. Val” and my home city is Washington, DC. You can also leave your username (that you chose when you signed up at the Woman Challenge site) and home town in the comments section below and I’ll invite you personally.
Don’t live in the US? All the more reason to have a virtual vacation here and walk across the country with me!
All those of you who are moms (or any of you who’ve ever had a mom – ha, ha) please join me in getting out into the fresh, virtual air in honor of Mother’s Day. Imagine how good we’ll feel 8 weeks from now…
Happy Mother’s Day!
This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at RevolutionHealth.com.