As a dietitian, I know very well the importance of exercise. In fact I really do love to be active. Put me on a bike ride, in the garden, at the end of my dog's leash or on a hike and I could be active all day. But when I schedule a trip to the gym or sign up for a race, exercise always feels like that terrible nagging errand I have to do. Which makes me absolutely not want to do it. And when temperatures begin to drop and darkness takes over even before I get off work, my inherent laziness takes over.
Enter in my personal #100miles100days challenge! There is no weight loss or marathon at the end of this challenge. The goal is to simply follow through with a promise to myself; to keep a clear head, to keep my feet moving, to enjoy the outdoors, and most importantly, to follow through. It's a small and seemingly easy goal (at least now while the temperatures are above sixty degrees) but the challenge isn't the physical activity part, a mile is peanuts, but the hard part is sticking with it for more than a week. I'm challenging myself to get moving an extra mile EVERY DAY, for the next ONE HUNDRED days. That's until January 16th, 2015. Even when it is raining, snowing, sleeting, below zero, and even when I'm sick.
The real accomplishment will be exhibiting self-motivation over consecutive days, a hundred consecutive days. No days off. No skip days. No let-me-lay-in-bed-and-watch-netflix-in-my-pajamas-all-day days. This already sounds terrible.
I'll be posting much of my progress over on Instagram using the hashtag #100miles100days. You'll probably see a lot more image of my feet and of my sweet pup, Winnie. If you want to challenge yourself with me just tag me in your posts (@chardincharge) and use the hashtag. I'd love to have a buddy.
Let it commence!
Let it commence!