A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you my participation in the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge. The idea of the challenge is to inspire and motivate women toward better heart health by committing to new fitness activities over a period of time.
My goals were to:
1. Walk my kids to and from school every day.
2. Walk the dog 3 times per week.
3. Do 25 squats while I wait for my tea to brew.
4. Do 25 situps when I get out of bed, and 25 more before I get back in at night.
5. Engage my kids in a fun family fitness activity every Saturday, such as tennis or bike riding.
I haven’t done very well. I’ll admit it, life got in the way.
The good news is that I managed to walk the kids to or from school every day since I wrote the last post. It’s about a half-mile each way, so hurray me!
The bad news is that I didn’t do any of the rest of the stuff I committed to. Getting ready to attend Blissdom Conference, being away for four days, and trying to adapt to my husband no longer being a stay at home dad made for a difficult and crazy schedule over the last weeks. How did I not remember to do squats or crunches? I have no idea.
In the end, they’re all excuses. Life. Forgetfulness. Time. I need to do better with putting my health as a priority. So I’ll be renewing my commitment for the next fourteen days and hope to do better in the second half. How about you? Care to join me in an effort to improve your heart health?
February is National Heart Health month. Even if it’s only 5 more minutes a day, what extra step will you take to stay fit?
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