Monday, July 23, 2012

work-life balance: 30/5/30 exercise challenge.

young girl dancing happy in a field

For a long time I've struggled with my workout schedule. I'm sure many of you are like me where I come up with this great, extremely detailed plan of how, when, and where I'm going to workout for the next million years. Then, the follow through just isn't as great.

My main issues: time and motivation. Who has the time or the energy to exercise after a long, hard day at work?

Well, I've come up with a plan for myself. For the next 30 days, I will challenge myself to spend 5 days a week doing 30 minutes of exercise.  These workouts aren't restricted by how many calories I should be burning or how strenuous they should be. Instead, I'm just promising myself to be active in some way, shape, or form for 30 minutes, 5 days a week. And I hope to do one (optional) fun, active, outdoor exercise during the weekend like tennis, running, swimming, etc.

At the end of the week, I'll post a report on what I've accomplished and my progress thus far.

I hope you all will enjoy following my progress and even become inspired to set out just 30 minutes a day for some fun, active exercise. If so, please share your experience with me in the comment box below.

1 comment:

Carm said...

Great idea! I start a plan too and then it fizzles, or maybe it's more like I fizzle. Come home from work, dinner, house chores and then I'm too tired, so I sit and watch the Brewers lose another game. But, I am inspired by your dedication and motivation and I'm going to get going on at least 15 minutes a day.