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Challenge Recap- Getting Fit

30 Days has come and gone, which means so has another challenge.  At the beginning of February, I set off on a 30 day challenge to Get Fit.  This included eating well (specifically avoiding junk food) and working out every day.

I definitely had some pitfalls and speed bumps, but overall I feel very pleased with the challenge.  More than anything, I felt a sense of accountability for my actions.  Not eating junk food meant paying a lot more attention to what I was eating.  In the end I wouldn’t even say I really missed the junk food I was avoiding (although I did purchase a box of Raspberry Pop Tarts immediately after the challenge ended).

Overall Challenge Enjoyment: 8/10 Working out and eating well was a lovely change of pace.

Success in Completing Challenge: C+

Likelihood of Continuing Challenge: VERY!

 

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Get Fit… Or Die Trying

Well hello there.  Today marks Day 10 of a rather unsuccessful and rather unremarkable attempt to GET FIT.

This may sound very familiar, as I actually attempted a similar 30 day challenge back in December to similarly poor results.

The month of February was an attempt at redemption from my not-so-impressive flop at 30 Days of Fitness from December. The plan was simple. Eat well. Work out. Get Fit.

Here’s what I challenged myself with:

  • Eat Well– No Junk Food! No cookies, cake, candy, donuts, pastries, fried food, fast food, chips, ice cream, or soda for 30 days
  • Work Out– Work out for a minimum of 30 minutes every day! I can diversify my workouts as much as I like (swim, bike, run, weights, abs, etc.)

Now I realize I am only 10 days into this challenge (only 1/3 of the way through, by golly!) but things have not been going well.  Thanks to a pesky cold I haven’t felt much interest in eating well and certainly have not had any desire to hit the gym.

And now, with what I can only classify as deeply rooted masochistic behavior, I decided I would Swim 7 miles around Lido Key.  The swim is in April and I feel woefully out of shape so I can only hope this will serve as a strong motivating factor to get me to work out and eat well.

So let’s hope the last 20 days of this challenge go a lot better than the first 10.