Monday, February 28, 2011

My 30 Day Challenge

On Friday's post, I said I needed to return my focus to gaining good health and fitness, and stop worrying about the scale. When my focus is on health and fitness, I feel good about myself. At the beginning of the year, I noticed a few people challenging themselves to 30 days of activity (running, walking, biking). At the time, my heart wasn't into it, and I didn't join any of these challenges. But now I am ready! I am challenging myself to 30 days of running at least 1 mile a day. I am not sure how long this challenge will take me to complete, because we all know life happens and plans/workout schedules have to change. But I WILL complete this... if I have to skip a day, I will start back at Day 1 and try again...and I know I will get there.  I am competitive with myself, and I hope this will light a new fire. During the Winter Wonderland Warriors Challenge, I have began to try many new forms of exercise. (I love my new spinning class, and plan to go to a ZUMBA class tonight), but these new interests took time away from running, and I want to do BOTH!  I hope that by challenging myself to this 30 days of running, I will also be ready to go when the Spring 5k season begins! I would love any of your that are interested to join me in this challenge! I can't wait to feel that sense of accomplishment when I complete my 30 days!  I will keep you guys updated!

10 comments:

  1. This is really good! I was actually thinking about doing a 14 day personal challenge just to get myself started. I believe a mile a day is very attainable.

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  2. I am IN! Starting tomorrow as Day 1! Will report back on how I do!

    Great challenge! I too am competitive with myself! If I say I am going to do it, I have to do it!

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  3. You can do it....going to see how far 1 mile is in kilometers...( 1.6km's ) thats pretty do able...I find I am only getting into my run around the 2km mark....
    Will be following your progress.

    I am not planning to do the 17 day diet as am maintaining, but am so interested in different thoughts on correct eating to drop the weight and its a Clean Eating plan which I like....but will share as I read...when the book comes as also on order as none in stock in UK yet.

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  4. Good job with the goal-setting. I would also remind you that your body will remember what you are doing and stall on weight loss if you do the same activity day after day - are you able to incorporate spinning, zumba and weight training along with running?

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  5. Love this goal!!!!

    To answer your question on my blog...I ordered those measuring cups from my godson as a fundraiser...sorry, no help here!

    Good luck with the exercise!
    J

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  6. Jessica,

    What a fantastic challenge. Count me in! 1 mile for me is 1.6 kms so that will be my focus. This couldn't have come at a better time. I am just starting to run and have a Fun Run in May of 4 kms which I think is a little under 2.5 miles. Anyway, I have 9 weeks to get ready and this challenge couldn't have come at a better time!

    I will start today - 1 March which is perfect cause I love Autumn.

    Thanks so much Jessica xx

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  7. That's a great goal! I think by the end of the month you will definitely be ready for the 5k. Maybe you'll even be inspired to go more than a mile on some days. I do the elliptical, but want to start running when the weather gets better.

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  8. GO for it!! I love this challenge and would love to join, I may have to wait until after bootcamp is over though. Good luck :)

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