As my regular readers know, I’ve had some health issues that have made it difficult to walk and get out in general. No, nothing serious like actually not being able to walk…it’s more an issue with shoes yet again. Now that it’s starting to get better, I’ve teamed up with Minelle and Celeste to start an exercise challenge. The rules are simple. Oh come on. Anything with Ana has rules. You knew that, didn’t you?
Every Saturday (Sunday this time), we will post our exercise goals for the following week. Starting next Saturday, that will include reporting whether we’ve met those goals or not. If we meet our goal, we get to post an “I did it!” logo as a reward for the next week. If we don’t meet our goal, we have to say so in our public post and may need to submit to a penalty determined by the others.
Because I’ve been out of commission for so long, I’m going to start small.
My goal is to walk for 20 minutes 5 days this week. If it goes well, next week I can add more time.
So. Next week I shall report back whether I’ve met the terms of the challenge.
Want to join in? Feel free!
UPDATE: If you’re joining the challenge, post the logo on your blog! 😀
Also, even if you hope to lose weight please do NOT choose weight loss as a goal for this challenge. Nutrition, metabolism, health, and body weight are complex things. Setting a goal to lose weight is almost always a self-defeating endeavor. Focus on exercising to get fit, healthy, feel better, de-stress, etc. but not solely to lose weight. Or if your goal is solely to lose weight, don’t talk about it here. Deal? 😀
UPDATE AGAIN: Yes, I realize that this translates into the GOOB Challenge. Blame Celeste. She came up with the name. 😀
YET ANOTHER UPDATE: If you want to be added to the group motivation/accountability email list, please leave your address in the comments. Those who opt in will send an email to each other throughout the week after completing each part of your goal for the week (i.e. “I did my X minutes today!”) for immediate accountability and positive feedback.