The 2nd Annual “Living and Active” Challenge

I have really slacked off the last few months.  After those shin splints, I took a break to heal … and never quite got myself back on track.  Well, that ends today.  Today starts The 2nd Annual “Living and Active” Challenge! over at Peak313. I participated in this last year and just like every other process I’ve been through, being accountable to other people really helps keep me motivated.

Living and Active

The challenge is three-fold:

  • Physical: Exercise 4 days a week for the next 5 weeks. (25 minutes minimum)
  • Spiritual: Memorize the new weekly verse/Soul Food (and do the key challenge.
  • Accountability: Check in each week – on twitter, Facebook, instagram, through your blog, or comment on the weekly post.

There will even be a chance to win prizes for those that complete the challenge!

Here’s my plan:

  1. Accountability: Ask a friend to join in with me.  I’ve contacted my best friend to see if she’ll join.  Regardless if that happens, I may get one of my co-workers involved as she has indicated she wants to start walking again at lunchtime.
  2. Physical:
    • Attempt to get up early to get my exercise in.  I’m far more likely to make it happen … but a shift in our daughter’s sleeping schedule has made that difficult lately.  I’m going to try anyway.  My second fall-back is to go during my lunch hour.  Last resort: take the whole family for a walk after dinner (sometimes dinner drags into darkness, so this isn’t always practical).
    • Take it slow and easy. If I start running again, I need to make sure I’m interspersing that with walking and/or some other strength training.
  3. Spiritual: make sure to read and attempt to memorize this week’s “Soul Food” on a daily basis.  It’s the only way I know it will stick in my head.

Over the last few months, I’ve been stuck in losing and gaining the same 2 lbs over and over again.  I’m hoping to boost myself into losing those last 7 lbs I had set for my yearly goal.

I’m also going to try hard to break my soda-drinking habit again (while I sit here sipping on one 😛 ).

Come Join In!

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