January 8, 2013 was the date my first blog post was published. I declared a commitment to 365 consecutive days of exercise in an effort to get my health back on track. I also wanted to fit into jeans one or two sizes smaller, not gonna lie.
How fitting then that today, January 8, 2018, I am writing my first blog post of the year and… drum roll, please……………………
I am re-committing my intention to do 365 consecutive days of exercise this year.
The rules are simple:
- The exercise must be a minimum of 20 minutes in length (but ideally more, most days)
- The exercise must be intentional; i.e. I can’t find myself at bedtime justifying that I got my exercise in because I walked a total of 30 minutes that day. No. I have to plan the exercise.
- I will be kind and practice self-care as I ease myself back into daily exercise.
Some days, I may find myself doing my workout after midnight due to work and travel, and that is fine. I am not going to beat myself up about the technicalities of a workout happening before midnight or after. I have enough shit to deal with.
I also know that despite my best of intentions, I won’t be able to blog with regularity. And if the choice is between actually exercising and writing about exercising, I will have to prioritize on the exercise. #sorrynotsorry.
So, in an effort to use this blog for some accountability (the original intent of the blog, by the way), I intend to publish one blog post per week, with a weekly run-down on what I did to meet my daily goal.
Or maybe I won’t. I’m really not sure if I’ll have the time.
I probably won’t this coming week, as I’ll be traveling to the U.K. from today through Saturday Jan 13th. I’ll be home for a day, then flying out to Jamaica on Monday Jan 15th through Friday Jan 18th. It’s BUSINESS, settle down!
Well, okay… so on the Friday my daughter will fly out to join me. We will have a few days of play time at a lovely resort before returning home on Monday Jan 22nd. Sometimes business travel has its perks.
So, I’ll just go ahead and set the expectation nice and low here. You may not see an update from me for a couple of weeks.
I’m toying with daily Instagram posts to show my workouts, but even that I’m unsure of. I have many followers on IG who are professional connections, and I’m not 100% comfortable with that audience seeing those pictures. #firstworldproblems #whattodo?
I’ll publish a post tomorrow with a weekly recap of my exercise for the first week of 2018.
Thank you for all your support. It really does mean so much to me.