Isn’t it almost sad that working out has to be a challenge? Making cupcakes sounds much easier 😉 But… I am doing it. Actually, I am not doing it to loose weight (even though I wouldn’t mind finally dropping those holiday pounds I put on months ago). I just really feel out of shape. So, ladies, I am getting back in shape and that is just that! Who’s with me?
45 Minutes A Day
So for the month of April, I will be working out for 45 minutes every day. I don’t want to spend money on joining a gym, and I don’t want to spend all the time getting there and back… don’t have that much extra time. But who needs a gym when the beach with a running path is my backyard! And not only do I have a beach, I have the bluffs (thank you, Long Beach!). And the bluffs have nice, steep, long staircases. What do you suppose I do with them!
So today was my first day and I am off to a good start:
- 20 minutes power walk to the stairs
- 5 sets of up and down the stairs (about 10 minutes)
- 5 minutes running back
- 10 minutes walking back the rest of the way, because my head was about to explode from the 5 minutes of running
Am I proud of myself? Oh yes! That was good. Not only do I know it was good, but I actually felt good. Working out feels great, but working out by the beach, which I’ve never done before, just feels awesome. No better place to work out. Well, really no better place to do anything!
Will I be sore tomorrow? I have no doubt. I took it easy for the first day, but even taking it easy on the first day after a really long workout hibernation is going to result in soreness. In my book, anyway. Will I be going back tomorrow? You bet! I’ll keep you posted.
It’s All On The Challenge Tag
This challenge report will, as always, keep being updated under my Challenge tab so I don’t spam you with daily posts about me working out (boring!). Check back there to see how I am doing.
Who wants to join me?
Leave your comments every day to join me in my challenge. Can you challenge yourself to work out some every day for a month?