So how’d you do with the January Challenge?
I did not meet by running goal (50 miles).
That said, the challenge helped me keep exercise front and center this month! So even though I struggled to get runs done, I DID work out all but six days in January! Tracking my workouts also helped me identify what gets in the way of working out and how/when I’m successful at making it a priority.
On the plus side, I was VERY successful at eating veggies at every meal and every snack! The payoffs are noticeable! My skin looks amazing and my body feels really good. And it might just be my imagination, but I feel like I recover more quickly from strenuous workouts!
Bonus, I lost 5 1/2 inches this month!
I have to admit that I only did OK.
I rocked the run. Wednesday, I completed my 65th mile! It was really more than I thought I could accomplish! I will definitely get to 70 miles this month. Crazy!
Now, the veggie challenge. I certainly ate more veggies than I did in the month of December; however, I think I could have done better. I am still going to strive to do better! There is always next month, right?!
Speaking of Next Month, we wanted to get you prepared for our February Challenge!
February Fitness Challenge: 100 Consecutive Push-ups!
This month we are challenging ourselves to do as many consecutive push-ups as we can — with a goal of reaching 100! It is a short month, so we better get to it. We will be following the plan on this site: One Hundred Pushups.
Given that the program is 6 weeks, we may not make it to 100. We will conduct our initial evaluation to set our starting point and improve from there!
When you meet the challenge we’d love for you to post your success on our FB page (click anywhere on this sentence to find it!)– we want to see pictures of your progress and hear your stories! That way we can all inspire each other to keep on, keepin’ on!
February Well-Being Challenge: Bedtime!
Do you get enough rest? If you are like most of us, you don’t. This month we challenge you to set your bedtime so that you can try to get to a standard number of hours each night. Most people need between 7-9 hours to feel optimal.
Courtney – My kids are farmers, they get up at 5 a.m. Although I don’t usually get up with them (best hubby ever!), my sleep is still interrupted once they stir. I’m going to aim to head to bed at 9 to read, then lights out by 9:30-10. This will give me 7 solid hours, plus the additional time that I usually get after 5 a.m. and before hubby leaves for work.
Natalie – I theoretically get up at 5 each morning. I like to be up early to get in an hour of quiet time before the house gets moving; but, my hubby is a night owl, and I often find myself staying up late with him! It’s okay for the first few of days, but by Wednesday I’m dragging; by Friday I’m in bed ’till the kids drag me out; and by Saturday I’m sleeping as late as J and the kids will let me!. So my goal is even it out. My goal is to be in bed, lights out between 9:30 and 10:00 six days a week!
We look forward to hearing how you are doing with your challenges!