“This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TomTom®. The opinions and texts are all mine”
“I know I walk more than 10,000 steps a day!”
That’s the number one response I get when I show people my TomTom® Touch Fitness Tracker. And you know what? That’s what I thought too before I started wearing it!
What Happened When I Took the 10,000 Steps Challenge
A month ago I took the 10,000 steps challenge of walking at least 10,000 steps every day for a month. I’m reporting back today to share what happened during and after my 10,000 steps challenge. You might want to try it too!
1. I learned that I don’t walk as much in an average day as I thought I did.
I’ve always considered myself an active person, and my husband and I exercise almost every day. However, I don’t actually walk as much as I previously assumed.
In an average day, without any special effort, I walk about 7000 steps. Not bad, but tracking my steps showed that I need to get up and get moving more throughout the day. A perfect excuse to take an occasional work break!
2. My family and I spent more time outside
My family and I enjoy an afternoon walk most days. Since I realized I needed to make an effort to hit my 10,000 steps a day goal, we extended those walks. Sometimes we walked to the playground, sometimes we walked an extra block or two. Either way, we’re spending more time together outdoors and setting a positive example for our girls.
3. I maintained my body fat percentage through Thanksgiving
The holidays are full of delicious (and rich) food and drink, so realistically, it’s not the time to try to lose weight. I also believe that we should allow ourselves to truly enjoy the holidays without stressing about the numbers on the scale.
That being said, I did set the goal for myself to maintain my current size through the Thanksgiving holiday. I don’t weigh myself, but my TomTom® Touch Fitness Tracker features a Body Composition Analysis Tool.
The Body Composition Analysis Tool measures your percentage of body fat, muscle mass and other (bones, water). My body composition remained consistent throughout the month, even with the Thanksgiving celebration in the middle of it. I consider that a success and I attribute it in no small part to my walking!
Take Your Own 10,000 Steps Challenge!
I absolutely LOVE my TomTom® Touch Fitness Tracker! I’m not exaggerating when I say that I probably check my steps dozens of time a day — it’s so cool to have it all at the touch of a button! This is the perfect gift to yourself or a loved one to start the new year on a healthy path.
It’s simple to take the 10,000 steps challenge:
- Find a method to track your steps. I’ve used a pedometer app on my phone before, but I found that a wearable tracker is much more accurate. It’s also easier since you don’t need to carry your phone on your body at all times. The TomTom® Touch Fitness Tracker is lightweight, easy to use, and the battery charge lasts for days. I’m sort of obsessed with it!
- Get walking! Click here to see some of the ways I fit extra steps in my day without feeling like a chore.
How to Use the Body Composition Analysis
Tracking your steps is pretty self-explanatory, but I thought it might be helpful if I showed how to use the Body Composition Analysis feature. This tool gives additional insight into your current fitness level and provides an alternative way to track fitness goals without weighing yourself.
- Swipe the touchscreen on your TomTom® Touch Fitness Tracker until you reach the screen with the percentage sign (%).
- Press lightly and hold until you see a checkmark. If you see an ‘X’ then you’ll need to try measuring again. (The best time to measure is in the morning after you use the restroom, but before you eat breakfast).
- Sync your TomTom® Touch Fitness Tracker with the MySports App (free to download in the App Store).
The app provides a visual progress chart to keep track of your stats over time. I find it helpful and motivating to see how I’m doing!
CLICK HERE to purchase the TomTom® Touch Fitness Tracker and get started on your own 10,000 step challenge.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TomTom. The opinions and text are all mine.