I’m a very forgetful person.
I mostly forget dates. It’s my biggest weakness. It’s surprising that my major in college was history because I rarely can remember the dates when anything happened. It’s a bit embarrassing to tell people I was a history major then not be able to remember when major events occurred (okay, I remember a few but most are long forgotten). Then again, it’s also embarassing to never remember the current date. I’m always asking people what the date is because I never remember.
So of course I forgot that it’s the 24th and near the end of the month. So of course I forgot that it’s time for another workout pledge. But thankfully, a few people on Twitter reminded me this morning (thanks y’all!) and now I’m setting it up.
This time we are going to do things a bit differently. We are still going to make it a cardio workout pledge (mostly because I don’t know how a strength one would work). But I’ve learned something from the past couple of workout pledges: anything over 60 minutes is too much for me.
When I workout, which admittedly hasn’t been much lately, I do 20-30 minutes of some cardio. Unless I’m walking to explore a place like I did this weekend I don’t do much of anything over an hour. So for me pledging to do 60 minutes at once is a lot. It’s enough for my body to feel like it did something pretty hard and it’s enough for me to feel good about it.
But I know that’s not how everyone operates. Some people love long carido sessions and can run for a few hours straight. I’m not at that point and may never be, but I still want those people who participate to get a good challenge. So here’s how it will work…
A Merry Workout Pledge
1. Pledge to do 60 minutes of cardio on one day this week and leave me a comment telling me you are doing it. Mine will be continuous and that’s the goal, but if you need to break it up throughout the day do that. I will be doing my 60 minutes either Wednesday or Thursday, depending on how things in my schedule work this week.
2. If you would like to make your pledge more of an actual pledge (making it longer), write a post linking back to this one and let people comment on your post for extra time. Start with the 60 minutes then let people add a certain amount of time for each comment they leave you. Once you’ve got your time set, come back here and leave a comment telling us how long you will go!
3. When you are finished take a picture of yourself. Send it to me amerrylife [at] gmail [dot] com along with the time 60(+) and the activity that you did.
4. Check back here next week for an awesome recap post of everyone’s successful workout!
It’s funny how the workout pledge always comes along right when I need it. I haven’t been doing any cardio at all other than the occasional walking while looking around/exploring. I need to get a good workout in, my body needs it. Maybe yours does too. Join me?