7 Lessons I Learned About Life Walking for 12 Hours Straight…

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On August 6, 2022, I took my first steps outside at 5:30 AM with the goal of walking for 12 hours straight.

This experience would be free of:

  • My smartphone
  • Human connection
  • Food
  • And caffeine

But it would be plentiful in pain, discomfort, boredom, and learning…

My reason for embarking on this challenge: to spend time alone through pain and discomfort so that I could have the chance to conquer my inner bitch voice, tune into the stories I told myself that weren’t serving me, and to squash limiting beliefs holding me back from stepping into the next best version of myself. 

This 12-hour endeavor proved to have a profound impact on helping me to quiet the noise of life and connect with the highest version of myself. Listen in to learn the seven key takeaways I had as a result of this experience.
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Episode Key Highlights:

  • Discover the dumb mistake I made the first two hours and the consequence I had to deal with for the remaining 10 hours.
  • Learn why I intentionally made this challenge harder than it needed to be.
  • Learn seven powerful lessons I experience that you can directly apply to your life to become a better version of yourself.
  • Understand how to go about planning your 12-hour walk challenge!

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Paul Salter

Paul Salter is a Registered Dietitian and Founder of The 5% Way. Since 2013, Paul has worked one-on-one with nearly 1,500 men and women, helping them to collectively lose tens of thousands of pounds of body fat and keep it off for good. He’s also published nearly 1,000 articles, two books, and 175 podcast episodes (and counting) on all things related to our five core elements of sustainable weight loss.



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