It's been 3 weeks since Thanksgiving and I've been out of leftovers for 2 weeks. I regularly set out challenges for myself and thought it might be nice to share that I, too, have trouble getting back on track. It hasn't been all quinoa and kale for the past few weeks. But it's about to be. The catalyst for this particular challenge is stress relief. I actually said to someone the other day, "I don't even have time to workout". And that got me thinking of how many times I've heard that from my patients as I try to encourage healthy habits. So here we go. I know there's time in everyone's day for exercise.
The picture here is what keeps me on track. Nothing fancy. No app. Just a selection from my recycling bin that I decided to reuse first. I have this hanging in my kitchen for all to see, not tucked away on the back of my closet door. And so, I have everyone keeping me on track, not just me. This method worked quite well for my last half-marathon training and the subsequent 30-day yoga challenge, so I thought I'd try it again.
I'm on day 2. Yesterday I was excited at the start of my challenge and hammered out a 10k run on a beautiful, sunny fall day. The criteria of this challenge (as you can see written out on the bottom) is that in order to check off a day, I must do at least 20 minutes of exercise of some sort each day. The honour system applies here. I WILL put on my yoga clothes this afternoon or else that box goes blank.
Also included in this fitness challenge are dietary changes (though you'll notice it's not written down so it's not exactly required) such as stop putting cheese on everything. The coffee stays though...
Day 2: Yoga.
I challenge myself... a lot.