It’s been two months since I committed to be active 60 days in a row for at least 30 minutes each day. Hard to believe it’s been that long. Actually, I started this commitment as soon as I heard about the challenge in late November, so it’s really been 65 days!
In that time I have:
- walked 26 times
- did yoga 21 times
- played wii 2 times
- did “creative activity” 2 times (snow shoveling, intense cleaning)
- was inactive 2 times in December and 14 days in January (most due to illness in January )
I was active 78% of the days in the last two months. My longest stretch without missing a day was 25 days. It wasn’t the 60 days in a row I committed to, but I do still consider it an accomplishment. This challenge has helped me stay on track with activity since I’ve dropped my gym membership. It’s also helped instill in me a desire to exercise daily, even if only moderately.
Many times in the past two months I had to squeeze a walk in while I was visiting family or crunched for time. It’s led to creativity such as walking laps at the outlets before allowing myself to shop or mall walking when the weather is bad. I’ve definitely found that walking is truly the easiest exercise to add to every day. I don’t need any equipment. It relieves stress. Steve and I can catch up on our days while we walk. Although it’s not the intense exercise I’d like to be getting some days, it’s certainly better than doing nothing. It’s something I feel is feasible to do just about daily. And there’s something to exercise daily, just check out the research.
So even though I wasn’t perfect (and probably never will be), I certainly gained some valuable insight from the 30 for 60 challenge. Perhaps I’ll do it again sometime!
Keep it sassy,