Daily Mile Challenge

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The Daily Mile Challenge. While walking or running for just 1 mile a day won’t be enough to get in shape, it will set you up in the habit of daily exercise. These small changes repeated over time can become permanent habits. And it will take you less than 20 minutes.

During the month of April 2018, join us on Facebook for daily motivation to complete your daily mile challenge. Your daily mile can be running, walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, rowing, anything that you can track 1 mile of travel. Many phones have built in health trackers (like Samsung Health), but you can also download multiple fitness tracking apps, like MapMyWalk, MapMyRun, and Nike+.

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Tips to Help With The Daily Mile Challenge

  1. Sleep in your workout clothes. I’ve heard this over and over, but never tried it. But I can see the logic. If you are already in your workout clothes, you have no excuse not to workout when you wake up. You are ready to go!
  2. Set an Alarm. Whether first thing in the morning or after you’ve gotten the kids to school, set a time everyday to complete your mile. That consistency of the same time everyday, is just one more step to creating a new habit.
  3. Have a Route Mapped Out. Use Google maps to figure out a route around your block that is 1 mile. Or see how far around your favorite park is.
  4. Hold Yourself Accountable. Find a workout buddy or virtual buddy who will hold you accountable. For every day missed, pay $10 to a friend or charity that you don’t agree with their mission. This should keep you motivated to stay committed to your daily mile.
  5. Create a Reward. On the flip side, you can set up a reward system for completing your mile. Buy a new workout top or get a massage. Treat yourself to a coffee date for every week completed.

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4 Comments

  1. I’ve heard of sleeping in your workout clothes too but never tried it. And I completely agree, rewarding yourself for a job well done is great! Sometimes we’re our own worse enemy and rewarding ourselves will help 🙂

    1. That is great! I used to follow Fly Lady, who said to put your sneakers on each morning to be more productive throughout the day. Amazing how the right start to the day can set you up for success.

  2. Great tips for creating a new, healthy habit! Setting alarms work in other areas of my life so it should work for exercise too. Going to try that now.

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