Sunday, January 10, 2010
"Let's Get Physical!" (Our Week 2 Challenge)
The wrestler, Chris Adams said: "People say exercise is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem."
I cannot even begin to put in to words how much I look forward to each new challenge with such great anticipation and enthusiasm! Honestly! This has been so good for me and I can't thank Kelli enough for being so in tune with what so many of us need! What I needed was a motivator and a big boost! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The challenge for Week 2 is to participate in some sort of cardio activity for a minimum of 210 minutes. Whether I walk, jog (not going to happen), do aerobics or some other form of exercise to get my heart pumping, it will surely make a difference in how I feel. I need to continue to do the challenges from week 1 and tack on week 2...whew! Can't wait to see what all I will be doing by week 10. I know by then I will be sad to see it coming to an end. (That is a hint Kelli, to start planning the next challenge for the second 10 weeks of 2010.)
We usually take our Shih Tzu for a walk which lasts about 15 minutes. From now on, we'll bring her home after her little jaunt, and we'll continue walking. Once Bob is back at work, I will either walk during the day or if it is light enough when he gets home, I'll walk with him. You know what??? I will plan on doing both. :o) As I am typing this I am getting so excited!!! I honestly have never been this anxious and excited for this type of challenge. I may also make myself accountable by stating on my blog right now that I will write down what I eat (starting Monday) for at least 2 or 3 days of the week. The day we had to write down what we ate and drank was so helpful. In a recent comment, it was pointed out that snacking can be eating healthy food such as carrots, apples, etc. I definitely know that. My problem is my willpower to choose the healthy snack over those 8 sour gummy worms that are left in the bag. I figure if I finish those off, they will not be a temptation any longer....and again, I justify eating them by thinking I can work it off. Seriously.....how many of you have thought that way??? Please don't tell me I am the only one!! That being said, I will end this post with a quote from Mary Kay Ash: "A good goal is like a strenuos exercise....it makes you stretch!" What a great challenge for this week! I love it!!