Fitness Challenge – Win a Polar Heart Rate Monitor
I got a Facebook message from one of my girls in Healthy Body Club, a weight loss support network for women I have run for the last 8 years, and it was such a great idea I had to share it with everyone.
She had committed to doing 2012 kilometres of exercise in 2012 and asked me if I wanted to join in. Now I am no runner, so much so that just yesterday I took this quote as my inspiration: No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch! So if I am being honest, and not deluding myself that I am in any way sporty or athletic (I managed to avoid ALL high school sports by writing the school newspaper), then I will admit that this would be a challenge if I agreed to do it.
But see, therein lies the key to me saying, “Why sure I’ll do it!” because if there is anything I love more than chocolate, it is a challenge. Seriously, I accidentally signed up for the longest of three triathlon distances a few years ago and instead of swapping out to the beginner distance which is what I should have done, instead I committed to doing it (and finishing), no matter how long it took. And sure, the lifesavers followed me on their kayaks certain I was drowning and yes they were packing up the running track markers before I even reached turnaround but I did it and whilst I may not have done another one since I can still say I did it! Yay me!
So I sat on this for a couple of days and came up with a solution not just for me but for lots of other athletically challenged people who want a fitter 2012. You don’t have to run it. You can bike it, hike it, cross train it, walk it…hey whatever works for you. Just add up your ks and if you want to break it down to a daily quote you need to cover about 5 kms a day which equates to about a forty five minute walk – everyone can do that right? Hey, you might wanna walk 2012 stairs or flights of stairs! Like I said, whatever works for you! That’s the coolest part of this!
So this week I have already done 18 kilometres on the cross trainer, 1 km in the pool (250 metres, 4 times this week) and wait for it 50 km on my bike! Yes well, that was accidental (as with most of my athletic boastings) as a friend of mine, a professional athlete offered to go for a “gentle” ride with me to mark in the new year. Yes at the 35 km mark I was in pain and planning/begging my friend to put the bike on a bus taking the easy way back to my home in Beverly Hills, California but I pushed through and with a brief stop and recovery diet coke at Starbucks I surprise him and myself by making it all the way home. Yay me again!
So join me, anyway you can and commit to #2012in2012 and unless the world really does end, then when new years comes around again, you will most certainly be fitter, faster, happier and healthier without having to actually use the D word (diet)!
Oh and I would love love love it if you would share here, what your own 2012 in 2012 plan is and in the next month, I will pick a random person and give them an awesomely fabulous brand new Polar heart rate watch and monitor! (estimated value $130.00) Win Win! Yay all of us!!!!
Entry Guidelines: Leave a comment with your plan for #2012in2012 with someway to contact you (post with facebook/twitter) good luck!