Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Week 1 - Fitness Challenge


This is week 1 of the Living and Active Challenge and it could not have come at a better time for me!  I've just spent a few days at the beach...you know, sitting around, watching the waves roll in, lounging by the pool, eating delicious dinners and cooling off with an evening ice cream cone!!!  Although I did do some walking on the beach and 'attempted' to eat healthy, I was still on vacation and treated myself with some indulgence!
 
Another reason this challenge is so timely, is that this will keep me on the upswing.  For many years, I have diligently walked each evening, did weights to keep toned and had a comfortable fitness routine which was actually a way of life.  A few months ago after hearing so many of my friends had taken up running, decided to give it a try! 
 
I have always HATED running!  But I knew it burned more calories and fat and those who were doing it were loving it!  When I began, I used a routine where I ran 1 minute and walked 3 minutes - every other day.  As with most new things,  this got me excited and each day of running, I would challenge myself to go a little further than last time.  A friend and I would get together as much as we could and run together.  In a few weeks, I actually ran a mile without stopping!  I was exhilarated!  Running allows you to see progress in distance and endurance.  Last week (the night before we left for vacation) my friend and I ran 2 miles!!  So this week, I must get back into the swing of things!!  This challenge and sharing here on the blog will be great tools for accountability!!

1 comment:

  1. This is so funny! I blogged almost exactly the same thing tonight! I, too, have joined the running club and am loving it. Well done!!

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