Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My 30 day challenge

Today was the day. Earlier this month I challenged myself to see if I could work out for 30 days in a row and I am happy to say that today was day 30! I did it! I wanted to do this to prove to myself that there is always time in my day to exercise. I figured that if I could find the time to do it every day even in the midst of the Christmas shopping and the wrapping and the visiting and the baking and everything else that comes with this time of the year, then I have no excuse for not working out any other time of the year. Does this mean I plan to exercise every day for the rest of my life? Probably not, but I think more often than not, I will be working out.

I have to say that I have felt great for the past few weeks. I've even gotten more done around the house than I normally do and I don't know if it's because I have more energy or if starting my day with exercise makes me want to stay active throughout the day. I also know that exercise is what kept me from gaining more than I did during the past week. I ate a lot of things that I have been avoiding for the past 2 months (read- chocolate, LOL!) and without the exercise each day, I'm sure yesterday's weigh in would have been much worse.

So what about tomorrow? After completing my 30 day challenge, am I planning to take the day off? Nope. I am actually hoping that we don't get more snow tonight so that I can take a nice long walk outside tomorrow. I can't believe I just typed that. If you knew me, you would know that I am not an outdoors person and when it gets cold, well, that's all the more reason to stay inside. It's been so snowy and icy that I've had to workout indoors for the past 2 days and I am ready to get back outside in the fresh (but cold) air. So keep your fingers crossed for me. There's a 4 mile path down the road that's calling my name!


  1. That is inspiring! I'll be happy to simply put my shoes on and step on the treadmill for 15 minutes. What's stopping me - MYSELF! Maybe I'll start with a 7 day challenge...hmm, you've got me thinking:)


  2. That path might be calling my name too. Could I join you?

    I'm with you, even though it's cold, there's something about the fresh air that invigorates you.

    Good job on you 30 days of straight exercise. Now take this momentum and train for something, maybe a winter 5K walk. Having another goal ready to chase after helps keep you exercising.

  3. WOW, that is simply awesome!!! You have definitely proved that we can always find time to exercise if we focus on it. What an example you've set!!!