I started off the year with a great 3 mile walk and an equally great book. I've done this walking thing before and I've learned a few tricks. One is listening to a book on tape while I walk. One side of a tape is about 45 minutes to an hour or 3 to 4 miles depending on terrain. I allow myself to listen ONLY when I'm walking. This is fantastic motivation if you get a really good book, especially mysteries! You can't find out what happens next if you don't walk each day.
I get most of my books on tape from the public library, so my motivation comes cheap. It would be free if I didn't have the habit of stopping at the used bookstore every now and then to see what they have. I can pick up a book on tape there for about $6 which is a bargain for a few hours of entertainment and what's usually good motivation.
Today I started listening to Whisky Sour: A Jack Daniels Mystery by J.A. Konrath. The book, so far, is great but I admit that I didn't do the best job planning time for my walk. I'm really hoping to get 5 miles in each day but I won't be too disappointed if I stay over 2 or so.
Oh, and I really need to find a pedometer! I have two or three around here and can't find one. I'm too cheap to give in and buy another yet!
Good luck to everyone participating ~ I hope you find a way to have fun while getting healthy!