I promised to share how LiveWell’s Get Movin’ Challenge is working for me.
It’s been great so far! Since August 1, I have engaged in the following activities:
enjoyed volleyball & picnic in the park with other families
participated in Denver’s super fun Viva Streets (you should totally do it next year!)
played tag at a park with my children
swam while my kids had swim lessons
bounced with my kids at an indoor trampoline park
worked out at the gym 3-4 times per week
hiked with my family
took my children to a roller rink and skated with them
Most days I exercised for more than 45 minutes. I found that even when I had met my daily exercise goal, I continued to seek additional opportunities to be active.
On the other hand, there were days – three of them – that I didn’t squeeze in my 30 minutes. I made up for it by exercising twice as long the next day.
Since part of the goal I had set for myself was to try new forms of exercise, and I still haven’t got to everything on my list, I’m taking the challenge into September.
Here’s what’s on deck:
- go on a bike date with my husband
- commit to one car-free (or walk-only or bike-only) day in September
- add one class to my fitness routine (cycle or power yoga)
- take my family on a hike
- learn to swim better – take a lesson!
(As an added benefit, I have lost one pound.)