As many of you know, I have been working on my 28 day boost. It was a 4 part plan to:
- Walk 150 miles
- Work out for 28 hours
- Write a blog post here every day
- Track everything I eat and drink
When I started this, nearly 28 days ago, I had high hopes that the weather would break, that I would be writing every day, that my health would be at 100%, and all would be right in the world. Boy was I wrong.
The weather hasn’t broken yet. I’ve only been able to walk outside a handful of times, and some of those have been uncomfortable to say the least.
I got a nasty cold that kept me down for the better part of a week
We got busy on some Spring Cleaning projects which took me away from writing.
This past weekend it was the Spring Cleaning that took center stage. I ended up with no trips to the gym on Saturday or Sunday, and I did no exercise walking. On Monday morning, with effectively 6 days to go, I would have had to walk about 8.4 miles per day, and spend at least 90 minutes a day in the gym. I got up and got to it on Monday, and exceeded both of those numbers. But the reality of 1.5 to 2 hours a day in the gym was setting in.
This morning the alarm went off at 3:53am, and I was TIRED. It was at that point that I realized I wasn’t going to make it to 150 miles or 28 hours in the gym.
I will post the progress chart tomorrow morning, and I will continue to track, but I won’t make the goal for walking or gym time… and you know what?
IT IS OK!
I am doing the right things for myself. Going to the gym 4 to 5 times a week is a sustainable level. I can do that for the rest of my life. Going 2 hours a day to meet a self-imposed goal isn’t.
After the Easter weekend I am going to change up my approach to working out. I have been almost exclusively focused on walking. I will continue to do a lot of walking, perhaps as much as 100 miles per month. I also plan to work in some weight training to work on other parts of my body as well.
I said when I started this blog that I would be honest and transparent with all of you. I have made most of my goals for things like challenges, and I will always strive to meet those commitments in the future. This time it didn’t work out, but that is ok.