As you may or may not have read, I have a goal of 1000 fitness minutes every month. I surpassed that goal in both January and February. I think that 1000 seems like a big number when you look at it, but if you really think about it that's less than 17 hours for the month. That's less than an hour a day, on average. I realize that there are days when you can't workout, and you should take rest days - your muscles need them. 17 hours isn't even a day. I think that if you think of it that way, it helps put things into perspective. And it makes it seem like a much easier goal. You could reach that if you just do 30 minutes of activity every day. I don't mean running for miles or lifting heavy weights every day. There's no harm in working hard one day, and taking a walk (at a nice, brisk pace - I'm not talking about a leisurely stroll) the next.
For those of you who are not fitness fans and who dread working out....Isn't your life worth a day every month? If you set a goal of 1000 monthly fitness minutes, that's not even one day. When you look at it that way, it really doesn't seem like much. Does it? I think that your body would be very happy with you if you gave it just 17 hours a month. I don't think that's asking a lot.
Now, go get it!!!
Here is a quick recap of my month minutes:
Week one (which was only three days): 123 minutes
***I think I posted 133 in a previous blog; obviously I couldn't do addition that day
Week two: 247 minutes
Week three: 316 minutes
It is just over halfway through the month and I'm at 686 fitness minutes. I have no no doubt that I will reach my 1000 minutes this month. In fact, I'll probably surpass it again.
Have a great weekend! If the weather is nice where you are, get out and enjoy it!!! It's a great time to spend time with family and friends, out in the beautiful weather.