Friday, March 1, 2013

March and a 20 Day Challenge

I always love the first day of March because it means that it's almost spring (or, around here, only 4 more months 'til summer) and it's always a good time to renew my commitment to any New Year's resolutions that have fallen by the wayside now that Valentine's Day (chocolate) and the girls' birthday (cake, meals out) are over and done with.  I didn't even bother with a New Year's resolution post this year but I still made my annual resolution to lose weight and just like the previous few years I have been doing horribly so far.  I recommited to diet and exercise the week before the girls' birthday and was doing great, but ever since their party I've been doing horribly again.  Now that we're finally done with all the various celebrations and all the leftover cake is gone, I was all geared up for a fresh start today when, lo and behold, I saw a 20 Day Challenge from Sparkpeople in my facebook newsfeed.  So I decided to give it a go.  The challenge is to do 10 minutes of activity every day for 20 days.  I usually work out 2-3 days a week anyway for 45 minutes to an hour, so 10 minutes seems like nothing except that it has to be every day for 20 days.  So we'll see how it goes.

Today I couldn't make it to the gym so I've just done little bits of cardio throughout the day, like marching in place while washing dishes and some jumping jacks and squats here and there for a total of 6 minutes so far so I have 4 minutes to go.  I'm probably going to do some abs and a little Wii Fit.

I hope this challenge will motivate me to get back on track and stay there for more than 4 or 5 days for once.

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