Earlier this month Crystal over at Money Saving Mom issued a challenge: complete twelve healthy habits, spaced over the course of the year, which would help bring about a new, improved and healthier you.
And since I’m not doing my own habits this year I thought this would be an awesome challenge to take part of. A few of my 2014 goals center around becoming more healthy. Plus this challenge has built in accountability! What’s not to love?
January’s Challenge: developing the habit of exercising more
My Exercise Goals for January:
- 1,500 (or more) fitness minutes
- at least 15 minutes exercise daily
This Week’s Progress:
Some days this is definitely a challenge. You know those days that I’m talking about — when your get-up-and-go has got up and went. There was one night in particular when I looked at my pedometer thingie (affiliate link) and noticed I was way, way behind on my step goal of the day. I was so exhausted and really all that I wanted to do was go to bed. Instead, I sucked it up and walked/jogged around my living room until I got tired and then realized that I’d gone over my goal by about 1,000 steps! (Cue the happy dance!)
Mini victories like that help motivate me to push a little harder. And while I haven’t seen the scale move yet (stupid scale) my husband says that I look like I’m losing more weight. And really, I don’t care what the scale says as long as I am healthy and can fit into (and look good in!) smaller clothes.
So far this month I’ve exercised a total of 581 minutes. Since today is the 10th I’m right on schedule of achieving my 1,500 fitness minutes this month! I have done at least 15 minutes every day, even when I didn’t want to. Especially when I didn’t want to. Because those are the days that make you or break you.