New month, new challenge

Today is September 30th, and the conclusion of the month-long Affirmation Challenge. I have quite a stack of 3×5 cards on my desk documenting all of the compliments I have paid myself this month. I am glad that I came up with this challenge, and that I stuck to it to completion (yes, I’ve already written one for today).

Tomorrow starts a new month, and for the month of October I’ve come up with a new challenge for myself.

The 1,500 minute challenge.

In the month of October I am going to spend 1,500 minutes doing some kind of exercise. That works out to about 48 minutes every day. I will accomplish this with long walks, and trips to the gym. The goal is to spend the month being active. I have a tendency to close ranks in the Fall and Winter, and this challenge will help make sure that my body stays active.

Yesterday, while fighting my diet fatigue, I went to the gym. I hadn’t been there in a few weeks, and it was good to shake off the rust. I even saw a couple of the “regulars” that I have seen there frequently in the past. I spent an hour between the treadmill and stationary bike. It felt very good. I came home, had a nice dinner with my wife and future daughter-in-law, and got some things done around the house.

During my time at the gym I realized that if I want to sustain and continue my Journey toward better health, that I need to set work out goals for myself. Over night I turned this idea over in my head until I came up with this challenge.

Join me in this challenge! Come along and spend 1,500 minutes in October being active. You can spend it all walking, running, biking, working with weights, or any other activity that suits you. You can meet the challenge by putting in time every day, or you can have days where you work more, and give yourself some time to rest. Whatever works best for you.

Who is up to the challenge?

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