Today is the first day of March and the first day of a lot of things for me. I have decided to join two challenges this month. The Fitblogger Challenge and the March Writing Challenge at 750words. I saw that Bonnie posted about the Fitblogger challenge and I am excited to join in order to complement another health related challenge I've joined at school.
I like the idea because it is described like this on the site, "the challenges are not a competition with others, but with ourselves, to strive for something we maybe didn’t think we could do, and challenge our own definition of ourselves... The challenge can take whatever form of goal you’d like fitness, nutritional, it’s entirely up to you and what your personal goals are."
- You can pledge minutes, miles, consistency (like 5 days a week).
- For this challenge, no weight related goals please. That might be a bonus for a more active lifestyle but we’re focusing on health. You might want to work in a nutrition goal, like drink 8 glasses of water a day, eat 5 fruits and veggies, etc.
My goals are focused on having more healthy eating habits and mostly more healthy physical activity levels. The great thing about combining this activity with bogging is that I can feel accountable with other goals that I have.
- My goal is to get 20-30 minutes of physical activity (swimming, jump rope, etc.) five times a week. I think that is a very reasonable goal and it is my main goal.
- I think that on a nutritional level I want to focus on drinking more water and eating more veggies, specifically make sure that I get some type of fruit or vegetable every day.
I have signed up to write in the monthly writing challenge with 750 words and in order to avoid ending up on the wall of shame, I have to write at least 750 words every day. This is a great motivation to write and I use part of my 750 words to write my entry for my blog post about my participation in the March Fitblogger Challenge (this is all working together quite well, eh?) and then, to add to that, I want to focus on writing daily on Contrapunto (our Spanish blog) and this is another way to really help me do that. This is going to be fun and I'm looking forward to it.