And now onto my post, which is completely unrelated to Easter (or at least I couldn't think of any good segues . . ).
My work is trying to encourage employees to exercise regularly by hosting a Pedometer Challenge (I say it like the Cash Cab host says "Red Light Challenge!" - as seen at about 3:17 in that video). Basically, you're given a pedometer to track your steps daily for about 5 weeks. For people who don't do much walking, but participate in other activities, we're allowed to use this chart to convert other stuff (like my yoga class) to steps. People who increase their average number of steps per day (total number of steps for the week ÷ 7) every week are entered for a chance to win a Fitbit (a fancy activity tracker). This idea reminded me of Sarah's +1 Walking Challenge back in December (which really helped me walk more this winter) so I signed up!
Mr. G is a pedometer challenge pro because his work hosted one last summer, so he and I are having a mini competition between ourselves. He gets $50 to spend at his favorite store if he wins, or I get $50 toward a nice dinner out if I'm the champion. :)
So we tracked our steps last week to set a baseline. He averaged steps per 6248 per day, and I averaged 6940. My goal for work next week is 8328 average daily steps. Feel free to play along and track your steps, minutes, handstands, etc. :)
I'll post an update in about two weeks! Do competitions/challenges help motivate you?