Friday, January 29, 2010

31 Day Fitness Challenge - Uh...yeah, that one

A funny thing happened on the way to the gym...

Okay, not really...see, the thing is, I signed up with my buddy Amber to do this great 31 Day Fitness Challenge. The challenge was to work out every day in January. And I was determined to do it. After all, working out is something I already do pretty regularly, and I needed to step it up, because I've hit a plateau with my weight loss.

So it made sense, in January I would work out every single day, and that would totally kick my butt in gear.

I was excited to do this. I even worked out on January 1st, and lets be honest, that's a day of rest if there ever is one. But I worked out.

And about the third week of the motivation broke up with me. It didn't really give me any warning, it just up and left me. One day it was there, and the next I came home to find it had packed up all its belongings and left.


Truth be told, it goes a little deeper than that. I tend to suffer from the winter blues. You know, that dreadful depression some people succumb to in the winter time? The lack of sunshine, vitamin D, really gets to me right around mid-January.

It usually sneaks up on me and then WHAM knocks me completely off-step.

So, I had a week in there when I seriously just wanted to sit on my couch and mope. So I did just that.

But then I snapped out of it, and decided enough is enough. I needed to get back to work. This week, this past Monday I was going to get back on track.

And then...I got sick.

I've been battling the flu all week, and while I'm definitely on the mend now, there was no way this body was going to do any sort of working out this week. It was all I could do to walk a straight line and not keel over and pass out.

Anyway, long story short, I have FAILED the 31 Day Fitness Challenge. Sorry Amber, I couldn't keep up. But I am SO PROUD of you for how well you've been doing! Keep it up!

And I'm not out. I may have failed the challenge, but I'm still on task. So, I'm going to keep on posting updates right along with you, this month, and next...and however long you'd like to keep it going.

So, nothing new to report this week, but I'll be back last week with an update! And don't forget to stop by Amber's and tell her what a great job she's doing.


amber@classichouswife said...

It's okay, I forgive you. =)
My motivation left about the third week also. I drug through it anyway because of my husband up until I got sick. Then I just bailed without even trying to keep it up.


Frances said...

First off I hope you are over the flu soon.
Second you look freakin' fabulous.
Third I commend you for making a good attempt at the project.

WhiteBullie said...

I had the same thing happen last year, just the sick part, not the winter blues. Good luck

This Eclectic Life said...

I don't believe in calling it "failure," Karina. After all, Thomas Edison tried 6000 light bulbs before he got the right one. Don't beat yourself up (I have the winter blues, too & it stinks!). Just go at it again when you feel like it.

Wake up in the morning & say, "Just for today I will exercise." Then tomorrow, wake up and say the same thing! Hope you are feeling better!