I drank 4 glasses of water during the day and will have a few more now that I'm thinking about it. I ate a healthy breakfast, lunch, and not bad supper (chicken fajitas). I also ate 4 mini chocolate bars from my son's stash. Oops. :)
Tonight I'm also doing some more yoga and stretching and the PT exercises I'm supposed to be doing all the time. That will easily bring me up to over 40 minutes of exercise today.
9 pm update: After reading about Ortingrunner's soggy run, I decided that I'd be better off riding the trainer instead of doing 10 minutes of yoga so I sucked it up and got geared up. I had to get the bike set up because it's the first day I'd ridden it this fall. I didn't have the garmin reconfigured yet so I went by heart rate (avg 149, max 170), cadence (90 rpm), and time (30 minutes). I figure I lost 2 lbs in sweat alone. Focused on one-legged drills (10 sec right, 10 sec left, 10 sec both) and spin ups (80-120 rpm). Yeah baby!
I'm happy to say we have quite a few people who are also going for this challenge now! I really hope that we can keep at at it, even if we have a bad day, we should not use that as an excuse to pack it in. Most days, we can AT LEAST fit in some stretching, but even if that doesn't happen, don't quit. Remember, the research shows that we all need 30 minutes of exercise every day. Maybe with one month of concerted effort, we can turn it into a habit?!
Feel free to post about your accomplishments, or your frustrations, in the comment section. Let's motivate and encourage one another!