Friday, January 1, 2010

Weeks 11 & 12 - the end of round 100

Week 11 (December 19th-December 25th)

Saturday - 0 miles
Sunday - 6 miles
Monday - 0 miles
Tuesday - 0 miles
Wednesday - 3 miles
Thursday - 0 miles
Friday - 0 miles

total miles = 9 miles

I ended up being busier (and lazier) the week of Christmas than I accounted for. I'm the first to admit that I am terrible with managing my time very well and things were getting crazy and workouts fell to the side.

Week 12 (December 26th-December 31st)

Saturday - 4
Sunday - 3
Monday - 4
Tuesday - 1
Wednesday - 0
Thursday - 3

Total miles = 15 miles

Total Miles for the Challenge = 150 miles (if my math is correct). So I not only completed the challenge, but made it over. When I signed up, I saw the thing as motivation, but in the back of my head, the inner demon (which is what I call my negative voice) was being very loud about how impossible this would be for me. That not only do I loathe exercise (still do), but I'm lazy and out of shape and could never do it. So I figured I'll just do what I can...and funny thing was? Along the way, I found myself pushing myself a little harder. Like I said, I still hate the exercising, but I do like the feeling of getting healthier, of how my clothes are fitting, how I can go up flights of stairs without huffing and puffing.

I'm so proud of myself right now. I've still got a long way to go, but I've seen, with hard numbers and data, that I can do this. It's also helped me some of my weak areas. Like the week of Christmas, my issues with time management did interfere with my getting workouts in. I also need to work on the idea that a little is better than none. On busy days I would talk myself out of any exercise because I couldn't do the amount I thought I should. Yeah, only logical in my brain.

Also, I set a task with Google to alert myself every Friday for the next round so that I don't end up in this situation again where I'm missing weeks of posting. I want to take accountability in that moment, see exactly what I'm doing.

Anyway, I'm so thankful for this challenge. And ready for round two. It's not too late to sign up if you're interested. You can sign up here


Jaime said...

Thanks for the follow and entering my giveaway! Happy 2010 to you! :)

Trish said...

You did such a fantastic job! I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner about a guest post, but I recently moved and my Internet at home is a little here and there and I can rarely get on during the day at work.

I'd love if you wrote a post for the challenge. If you'll email me at trishsreadingnook at gmail dot com I can get you set up as an author for the blog and figure out a good time for you to post.

And again, kudos on all of your hard work last quarter. I have the same daily struggles--even talking myself out of a work out because I don't have at least 30 minutes. Best wishes to you this time around!