I have taken a couple of days to find out what direction I would like this to go. I noted before that I would like to share my successes, lessons, hardships, and inspirations with others so that this will truly be bigger than just me. One way I am going to attempt to achieve this is with monthly challenges.
Each month (either on the first day or a couple of days before) I will post the challenge for the month. Some of them will be about fitness; some will be personal challenges; and some will be just fun. I welcome anyone who follows to attempt the challenges with me, comment on your successes, and submit ideas for future challenges. I believe this is a good way to inspire others and myself. I will, of course, keep you posted on my progress, trials, hardships, and wins.
Because February is already a week in I thought that I would give a fun fitness challenge for the next three weeks. This challenge is a little selfish and I really just want to see if I can push myself for three weeks and stick with it.
1) Workout for a minimum of 1 hour a day either in cardio or weight training for a minimum of 5 days a week. (A total of 15 days/hours minimum from now until February 28th)
2) For each of the three weeks set a distance goal for you to complete in the 5 days. Remember that the average person walks about 3.0 miles an hour, jogs at 5.5 miles an hour, and runs at 7.5 miles an hour.
3) If weight loss is a goal or focus of yours; set a reasonable, attainable, but challenging goal.
4) Create a reward for yourself once the challenge is complete.
For myself I am making a goal of 50 miles travelled over the next 7 days and a 5-pound loss over the next 3 weeks. I think this is both challenging and attainable for my self as I have hit a plateau so 5 pounds is attainable but tough, and 50 miles is a distance not yet done in one week personally. My reward is going to be a day at the West Edmonton Mall Waterpark as have not been there in a number of years. It is a reward that will motivate me each week.
Good luck to everyone over the next three weeks. I look forward to hearing about your journey.
"Continuous effort -- not strength or intelligence -- is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Liane Cardes