10-Minute Challenge Fits well with Primal Fitness
Friday, December 30, 2011
I joined the 10-Minute A Day Exercise Challenge so that I would do SOMEthing each day rather than be perfectionistic. I have had some fun because the nature of the Primal idea is variety and play, and the 10-minute challenge suggests variety rather than routine and taskmastering oneself. So, SP asks you to post your goals in Week 1 and Reflect in Week 2. Here are my week one and two posts, here for my own records. Those Challenge boards get quite long and full:
Week One -- GOALS
My goal is to do 10 minutes a day of whichever of these I can or have the proper energy for. I will not do a "schedule" but go on feel, energy, what hurts or doesn't hurt. No more being a taskmaster and pushing through pain and exhaustion or illness:
- office walks
- treadmill walk while reading
And if I feel like doing more and CAN do more, add to it!
Week TWO -- REFLECT
I squeezed in movement each day the last 2 weeks without it having to be The Official Workout:
- office walks around our giant building, including going up and down 3 stories 3 times (that's about...112 steps x 3... and I gained a walking buddy who saw me walking! That's added some pleasure to my day
- Rather than think I have to run on the treadmill, if I feel like reading... set it to walk and read my nook.
- Yardwork--and I asked my daughter to help. She rolled the big wheelbarrow several times with big loads and got better and better at it each time she went from the front yard to the back! I got help, we both got a workout and a boost in our pride from the better looking yard.
- got new suspension straps to do strength. They are fun and you get SORE even with a brief, intense workout. A lot of bang for the time-buck.
- Big, fun hike in the Hocking Hills the day after Christmas, my little daughter and I. That was a few hours, I guess.
- I'm going to try to take the "Housework workout" approach tomorrow--put on exercise clothes and my Vibrams and clean like a madwoman for 10 minutes! And more if I like it.
I'm going to stick with this idea of not being so regimented... just trying to find what I can.