I’m one-third of the way through Project 40, and one thing is crystal clear: I’m failing miserably at my exercise goals.
I’ve all but stopped eating at the computer, and evening snacks barely tempt me anymore. But the exercise. Oh, the exercise.
I’m not sure what my problem is. I’m busy, but I’ve been busy before. I’m tired, but lawd knows I’ve been tired before. Two-hours-of-fragmented-sleep-in-the-throes-of-colic tired.
Whatever the reason, except for a few random workouts here and there these last two months, I just. Can’t. Get. Moving.
So it’s time for a kick in the pants. I’m challenging myself–and all of you–to exercise every day for the first 12 days of December.
Want to join the 12 Days of Fitness Challenge? Here’s how:
1. Do some form of exercise every day for the first 12 days of December. I plan to do an exercise DVD, walk/run outside, or venture into the gym if I can disentangle my membership card from a thick network of cobwebs.
2. “Like” Real Mom Nutrition on Facebook right here.
3. Each day during the Challenge, I will post a status on the Facebook page asking about your workout that day. Leave a comment on the post telling me what you did.
Did I mention the giveaways? I’ll be doing a few fun giveaways during the 12 days for those of you who join the Challenge.
My hope is that these 12 days will not only teach me that I can find time for exercise, but also provide an anchor in the crazy cookie-and-party-filled weeks ahead. When I treat my body right by exercising, I’m far less likely to stuff my face with nut horns and peanut butter fudge. I’m also nicer. Maybe you are too.
In honor of this Challenge, I’ve made a decidedly low-fi calendar to mark my achievements–with festive stickers I dug out of my kids’ craft cabinet (see photo above). If you’d like your own copy to download or print, get it here.
Are you with me?