I did NOT do well with February’s fitness challenge. When I did do wall squats, I did them well, but our household was sick for 3/4 of the month. I had a cold, that turned into a sinus infection, then the flu – so there’s my “excuse” for not completing the challenge.
Today is March 1st, so I am wiping the slate clean and starting fresh with a new challenge. 🙂
This month, I am going to jump-start running again.
Since I don’t think I can even run a minute (straight), I am going to start with something realistic: 30 seconds.
Every day, I will walk/run 30 minutes (total). Since I will be pushing a stroller, I will achieve this either outdoors or with an indoor track. You could easily do this on a treadmill, sans baby & dogs.
Today, I will run 30 seconds and walk 25.5 minutes, totaling 30 minutes.
Everyday of the month I will add 30 seconds of running to the mix, until the last day, I will be running 15.5 minutes and walking just 14.5 minutes.
The goal is to increase running time. I am probably going to treat this challenge as intervals, instead of running it all in a row.
Here’s the chart I made for this month’s challenge:
There’s really no “before” picture for this challenge. But I will share that after having the flu and doing about 7 minutes of wall squats in February, I lost 1 inch around my lower waist (2.5 inches below my belly-button line) and 3 pounds since I last weighed in. (I actually lost more than that over having the flu, but have “balanced out” at T minus 3 pounds).
Ok, so who is with me? I am still taking a Facebook & Twitter break this week. So if you are reading this on there, it’s because there’s an auto-feed from my blog to my social networking pages. I will be back Saturday. In the mean time, you can leave me a blog comment and let me know if you will join me (or just cheer me on). 🙂
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