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One Small Step

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Hey Friends

It has been a docile winter for the folks on the morning show, and it is time to get up and get moving now that spring is in full swing. The three of us are challenging ourselves, and all of you to get up and get moving as well. Our challenge, walk 10,000 steps a day for four weeks. Our goal, to begin a healthier and happier life style that can carry us into the summer and beyond. We will be at CherryVale Mall today from 11am-1pm giving away 1,000 free pedometers, yes absolutely FREE, so we can all keep track of our progress together. 

I am on day one of the challenge and have only made it to 1,800 steps throughout the first 6 hours of my day. It is going to be a long, and at times difficult task to make it to 10,000 steps, but my objective is to be as creative as possible. Creative idea number 1) I am going to pick up a copy of Dance Dance Revolution at the mall after we hand out the free pedometers. You heard me right, this weather man is going to dance his way to 10,000 steps.. at least once. The odds are good you'll get to see that in action too! Creativity and a positive attitude will hopefully help me make the mark everyday.

The thought of 10,000 steps a day can be daunting. You might ask yourself, "why me?" or "is it worth it?". I won't lie, I asked myself those same questions. I will be the first to admit that I do not work out regularly and have a hard time finding the motivation to be active after a long day at work. But I have realized that when a difficult task is staring at you, team work is the best solution. We can all do this if we go all in and help to motivate and push each other. That is why I am going to document my accomplishments (and struggles) everyday so you know you aren't alone. I hope you will do the same by sending us updates on your progress, pictures and even videos. So head to the mall today and join us in our quest for the steps and a healthier life.

-Greg

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