Have you heard about the 100 Day Challenge? My sister-in-law introduced me to this at the beginning of the year. You basically promise to be active for 100 straight days & log your activity. The above link is to the Facebook page & here is the website link. I love this because it doesn’t tell you what to do. (Perhaps I have authority or control issues…) You just do SOMETHING for at least 30 minutes a day. Choose your own activity, time, & level of endurance.
Today is yukky, wet & cold in our parts. Oh, to be on a tropical island somewhere! But, I’m here. So, I opted to do something at home – because I refuse to pay a gym when I know I won’t go. We have 31 stairs in our house. 31. I know. So, I popped on my walking clothes & spy belt, cranked up the tunes, set my iPhone timer for 30 minutes & hit the stairs. For all 30 minutes. Constant ascent & descent. I began questioning my sanity on about the 3rd trip up those stairs.
To add a little variety, I jogged up and walked down. Then I “lunged” up (stepping on every-other-stair) and walked down. Then I went up sideways (turning midway so I got both sides worked equally) and walked down. Then I hopped from side to side up and walked down. Please walk down. And use the hand rail. 🙂
A friend of mine actually jogs in her house on a regular basis. She has a great one-level home and just pops on those jogging shoes & hits it. That is dedication. It also eliminates any excuse I ever had for not working out. Although I generally prefer the park. On yukky days when I don’t have to go to work, I hit the mall. Most malls will open 2 hours early to allow for mall walkers. Check your mall’s website. Sometimes they will even give the distance of one lap. I just set my timer for 1 hour on mall walking days.
Care to join us on our 100 day challenge? Just jump in any time & start your own 100 days. Nobody cares when you start. They just want you to succeed & be active. Get some friends together & start your own 100 day challenge group on FB like my SIL did. Super good accountability!
Hope you’ll join us & head towards a healthier you!