2012 in 2012

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!


26 Responses to 2012 in 2012
  1. Glitter_Norks
    January 10, 2012 | 12:53 pm

    @ajayrochester I’m in. That’s a bloody great idea!

    • ajayrochester
      January 10, 2012 | 12:57 pm

      @Glitter_Norks Yeah help spread the word…think it might catch on #2012in2012

  2. amclaz
    January 10, 2012 | 1:21 pm

    @ajayrochester my plan is to do 5000km raising $$ for NBCF even if I finish it next year ..

  3. Aisha
    January 14, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    I plan to use the exercise bands my husband bought at least 3 x a week to lose the weight I gained in my pregnancy.

  4. Maya
    January 14, 2012 | 11:19 pm

    I’m planning to start doing work outs more regularly 🙂

    mzsnow87 at hotmail dot com

  5. SouthnPurpleVeg
    January 15, 2012 | 6:05 pm

    I plan on walking a 1 mile each day #2012in2012

    • SouthnPurpleVeg
      January 15, 2012 | 6:05 pm

      contact info ahudson9988(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Keren7
    January 15, 2012 | 11:51 pm

    My plan is to stop the excuses, and actually become accountable and committed to my health and fitness. I have a week by week wall chart that I will plan and log my day by day exercise plan. I will also be tracking my food intake, I’ll be eating lean and green. My ultimate goal is to do a triathlon later in the year and also learn to run and enter some fun runs through out the year to keep me focused and motivated.

  7. Andrea S
    January 17, 2012 | 4:54 am

    I plan on working out (original..) with a different program each month, to try to mix it up!email: sherggyy (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. mermont84
    January 18, 2012 | 9:25 am

    i plan on having the family jump on the bandwagon – we are all going to change our eating habits together!

  9. mermont84
    January 18, 2012 | 9:25 am

    i plan on having the family jump on the bandwagon – we are all going to change our eating habits together!

  10. Nels
    January 18, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    2012 push-ups, sit-ups, and jumping jacks in 2012. That’s less than 6 per day! I can do that!


    • AjayRochester
      January 20, 2012 | 10:08 am

      oMG I love this!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Hoa Le
    January 18, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    My plan is to finish the Insanity Asylum workout routine and to improve my fitness test.


  12. seevanessacraft
    January 23, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    I’m committing to 2012 situps in 2012, wish me luck! So far I’ve lost almost 20 lbs and I have about 20 more pounds to go. thecraftynest@gmail.com

  13. Josie
    January 24, 2012 | 8:55 am

    After loosing 27 kilos with lapband and no exercise, my goal is to reach my goal weight and to start to tone up.

  14. Kary_Fb
    January 25, 2012 | 3:03 am

    My plan for 2012in2012 is to try 2012 healthy ways to live whether it is new exercise moves or foods. Anything that can help my body stay in shape. internationalfreebies [AT] gmail [DOT] com

  15. TamiLynch
    February 4, 2012 | 11:34 pm

    I lost my son in 2009 – right before this profile picture was taken (with my brother and Dad). I have been “stress eating” and gained A LOT of weight. I am ready to make some life changes in many areas – since I will never be the same as before, I might as well. So, my plan for 2012 is to lose this weight, be healthier than ever before (Did I mention I just turned 51 in January ?) and to do things I’VE always wanted to do but never did. It’s time for “me” to get better….

  16. dythia99
    February 16, 2012 | 1:15 am

    #2012in2012 my plan is to exercise 4 -5 days a week and eat healthier (lay off the sweets) I figure if I can lose 2.5 pounds a month by the end of 2012 I will have lost 30 pounds

  17. eaglesforjack1
    February 16, 2012 | 1:35 am

    #2012in2012 My Plan is too loose the weight to feel better and keep up with my three kids I am eating right, drinking more water, and working out 1hr at least 3 days a week! eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  18. ChristineHellewellJensen
    February 16, 2012 | 2:12 am

    I plan to get back in running shape slowly, to avoid injuries. Last year I battled a few by doing a bit too much too fast

    kissyjensen at gmail dot com

  19. lnb1191
    February 16, 2012 | 3:13 am

    My plan for #2012in2012 is to workout 5 days a week and target all my muscles with some dvd, Jillian Michaels workouts.


  20. Niko O
    February 16, 2012 | 4:17 am

    Once the weather becomes a bit warmer, I plan to do a hike every week or so – both to exercise and to spend time with my fiancee! 🙂 Between that and doing a stationary bike, I’d love to hit 2012 miles total #2012in2012

  21. Deb C
    April 3, 2012 | 12:50 am

    2012 is MY year! My kids are out of the baby phase and it’s time to get my butt into gear and really commit! My #2012in2012 is to run 2012 meters non stop and hard as … this might sound easy, but I HATE running and always do my knee in. I love strength training and am getting my body conditioned to be strong enough to belt it out and give it my all for 2012! debra.cannon@gmail.com

  22. penny c.
    October 18, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    i just bought a pedometer and I clip it to my bra every morning. I also joined my local rec center and plan on using the pool every other day to help my arthtitic joints move more smoothly.

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