Monday, December 1, 2008

December Challenge

Merry Christmas, Happy December!!

It's time for the December Challenge and I need you guys! I am heavily motivated by challenges and love to take people along for the ride. I can't believe how many days I did not feel like working out last month, but I did it because I couldn't bring myself to blog that I had bailed.

So my personal challenge this month will be to continue doing 30 minutes of exercise every day. I am going to try for 45 minutes whenever I can but my minimum will be 30 minutes.

Because it's December and I have some heavy commitments, I am going to allow myself one day off per week, if needed.


1. Take care of your body. If you're injured, or too sick to train, then take the day off without feeling bad.

2. Post here at least once a week, or every day if you want, to let us know how you're doing. We will cheer you along!

3. Do any kind of exercise you like: I plan to run, bike, swim, hike in the hills, cross-country ski, and do yoga. Do things that work for YOU.

4. You do have a bad day and skip your workout, don't let that be an excuse to quit altogether. Get back on the wagon the very next day and go for as many exercise days in the month as possible!

Other things to consider...

Think about drinking lots of water and eating healthfully when you're not at parties or family gatherings. Christmas is about enjoying the season but we don't have to pig out at every meal and every snack in between.

So who's in? So far we have:

Gord (Run to Disney)
Renwick (atho he spells it some weird way. :)
and me of course!

I'll add more names as they come in to me. I'm hoping a few more men will join in as well!

PS I'm going to have to do something easy myself tonight. I am still feeling pretty crappy and have had a headache all day. I just took some Ibuprofen and did my Week 4, Day 1 pushups (12, 14, 11, 10, 23), 100 crunches (5X20), and then some relaxing yoga.


Lesley said...

I'd love to join your December Challenge!


Teechur said...

Count me in! Just tweet away as a reminder, and I'll post.

Today I ran 6.36 miles very very very very very slowly (I had to coach my 5k groups). I did a marathon yesterday.

Kelownagurl said...

Added you both!

OrtingRunner said...

I'm in. 42 minute run/walk tonight. 3.5 miles very slow and very slow. Did I mention that I was very slow?