At the beginning of the month I announced that I was taking up the challenge to exercise for 30 minutes for 30 days in order to “save up” for a new pair of skinny jeans.
Well, believe it or not…I did it! It took a lot of motivation from me, lots of help and patience from my hubby (because I always did it at the most inconvient times) and a whole lot of distractions (music, books, etc) to get through it.
I had the rule that if I missed one day I would have to do three days to make up for it. I actually did miss one day but since it was an absolutely crazy day for our family, my hubby agreed I could make it up as only one additional day..phew!
Some days I had to do ten minutes, then go and settle a baby to sleep, then another ten minutes and check that playschool was still on and then finish off the final ten minutes. Some days I went a bit easy and others I worked really hard. I even went for a run instead of using the bike one day.
I mostly enjoyed exercising but I loved coming down stairs and adding a little blue star to my calendar knowing I was one day closer to my new jeans.
On saturday we went shopping to find my new jeans. Sadly I didn’t suddenly turn into a super model but I think I look fine and most importantly I feel great.
The most important outcome of this challenge for me was creating a habit. I have had a break the last couple of days (my legs are pretty sore) but I feel like I am missing being active and I am much more motivated to keep exercising and getting fitter and healthier.
Linking up with Jess for #IBOT
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