Shortly after I joined Spark People in July, I joined the 100 Day Challenge Team. I joined this team to make myself accountable and to make exercise a priority. I challenged myself to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day for 100 days. In the beginning I had to start over a couple of times but once I made it to 30 days, it had become a daily habit. Some days were hard workouts, an 8 or 10 mile run or a hard cardio workout at the gym. Other days were only a brisk 30 minute walk with the dogs. I continued my streak through endless 100 degree summer days and cold autumn mornings. When school started in August, I woke up each morning at 4:30 to get my run/walk in before work. Most days I did an evening walk too. The point is, I moved my a$$ everyday in some form of meaningful exercise and I met my goal a couple of days ago. I did 100 days of exercise!! What I learned from this challenge is that I am ready to continue the streak. Exercise is now a priority and I want to do something everyday. TV and sitting around is not important any more. Feeling good about myself is more important. I feel better when I move and exercise is an important piece of the weight loss journey. I am on track to reach my goal weight in March 2012. Let's keep moving!
Wow it sounds so hard and not impossible by close...and then there you are with it completed and a life style change! Thank you for sharing that you restarted a few times. I do use the kids, husband and school work as an excuse sometimes. I am at 5 days a week but you have given me the push and inspiration I needed to move on! Thanks. 2286 days ago
Dana you are amazing! I am awed and inspired by your blog. As you know I have lost my way a bit over here and looking for a way to get back. thank you for the wonderful blog and congratulations on your wonderful achievement! 2287 days ago