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. 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 makes you stretch!" What a great challenge for this week! I love it!!


Diaweyr said...

I just started working out at a gym twice a week with a friend. I've never like gyms, but this one is different. I surprised how much liked exercise and surprisingly easy it was for me. (It's been such a looong time.) I'm excited for you. Sounds like you're having fun.

Brenda said...

You are SO not the only one making those justifications. I hate to throw food I eat it instead. Funny thing is, it always seems to be the bad food, and the fruits and veggies seem to get tossed. Gotta change that. Also, we are looking forward to starting out workout at the gym tomorrow....Let's go! We can do it!