Achievement unlocked: 6,000 steps a day for 100 days in a row

Today marks a pretty big milestone for me as I have been reaching my goal of walking 6,000 steps a day for 100 days in a row, usually beating that goal by a few hundred to a few thousand steps. It’s a small achievement but an achievement nonetheless.

I’ve long had this daily goal, but I didn’t put my mind to really meet it every single day until December 19, 2014. Sitting all day at the computer just isn’t healthy and is causing terrible back problems. Walking on a daily basis won’t fix my broken back (I have a cracked annulus), but it helps relieve some of the pain.

It is believed that people should walk at least 10,000 steps a day, but I don’t know how you can do that on a daily basis. If you look at my progress on the image above, you’ll see that I rarely walk 10,000 steps, which would take about 1.5 hours of walking at a steady pace. Honestly, who has the luxury of walking 1.5 hours a day?

I use Pedometer++ to track my steps, and of course, all this is possible thanks to the motion coprocessor found in iPhone. For those wondering, 10,000 steps equals to about 5 miles. 6,000 steps equals to about 3 miles.

With Apple Watch just around the corner, I think it will make my step tracking even easier, but most importantly, the Activity app will likely provide an additional source of motivation, something that I haven’t found from any app in the App Store so far.

Here is to the next 100 days at 6,000 steps!