Well it’s been less than week since I officially ‘started’ the +1 Walking Challenge on the blog, but in reality, I’ve been at it almost a week. I thought I’d take the time to check in with my progress, to stay accountable, and have you rally and cheer me on!
|Real cumulative time totals||Planned daily target time||Planned time totals|
Firstly, this has been harder than I thought it would be! On Thursday morning, I got up to the sound of rain, got dressed, and promptly ploped back in bed. I told myself I would do it that afternoon (ie now, when I’m drafting this). But then I got home, and the finale of Season 1 of Homeland was more luring. And the chocolate bits reserved for making brownies, they were also pretty darn attractive.
Then, I rested on the fact that my cumulative total time is way ahead of my planned time for this date (even with a start back a week ago). It helps that I had two longer walk/runs on the weekend.
As I’ve touched on elsewhere, I’m still training for water polo and playing each once a week. So, overall, I’ve really ‘upped’ my exercise. Not surprisingly, I’m hungrier now too! I think I need to plan to have some filling HEALTHY snacks. (I have thankfully finished the cooking chocolate and feel sick, so that’ll teach me!)
I’ll continue this walking – with Christmas and other temptations, there’s every *need* to continue exercising!
How have others fared in their challenges? Are you keeping up with an extra minute every day, on average? Are you feeling hungrier too? Anyone feel skinnier yet? (No!)