This post will be updated for days 15 – 21 of this challenge.
It has been a whole week and a half lol. I’m writing this intro on Thursday 7th April because I just haven’t had the time and energy to write it until now, despite writing up my day 15 update two days ago. As much as I’d have loved to keep up with the schedule perfectly this week, I’m not surprised it’s been like this so far.
Monday was my birthday (yay!) and also the day of my green card interview (…yay?) I might do another post about it but just knowing that the interview location was a 2.5hr drive — one way — is probably sufficient to understand why I absolutely did not have time or energy to workout that day. I could barely stay awake after we got home, let alone do a 41min+ workout.
The rest of this week has also just been… interesting, shall we say? Haha. I think I’m back on schedule now so hopefully you will see daily updates according to the schedule on this post from here on!
This post will be updated for days 8 – 14 of this challenge.
Welp. It’s Tuesday evening. The past couple of days have just been… slightly insane. I was supposed to upload this post yesterday and be updating it daily, but yesterday was an entire ordeal. Everything kind of went wrong after I woke up super late. I just had no energy to wake up during my usual scheduled time and ended up oversleeping by 2hrs.
By the time I finally got a chance to exercise, it was already early afternoon, after which I just needed to eat and then became slammed with work. Today was marginally better but I still woke up an hour later than planned. To be fair, when my alarm went off at 8:30am, I was in pain from a headache. Having that extra hour to sleep it off was crucial.
All this is to say, the first two entires of this post are written today because I just didn’t have time to do it yesterday. And yes, despite being super busy I have not neglected my workouts! It really is amazing how motivating the new teams feature is. I definitely would have just skipped the workouts yesterday if it hadn’t been for teams. 100% recommend trying that out if you are someone who struggles with motivation.
This post will be updated for days 1 – 7 of this challenge.
Woohoo! The new challenge has begun! I am very excited. Well, typically I don’t like starting a challenge without having a good look at the schedule first, and I probably wouldn’t have started this challenge if I’d known ahead of time that some days had 45min worth of workouts, but I already committed.
The new teams feature is surprisingly motivating. I mean, I figured it would be, but I’m surprised by just how motivated I am to get up and work out and do this challenge. No joke – if I hadn’t already agreed to complete this challenge as part of my team, I probably wouldn’t have bothered, or at least would have skipped today.
I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m attributing 100% of my progress today to the new team challenge feature. I don’t want to let my team down!
You may notice that the title of this post still says “Week 1” instead of “Day 1”. I did consider adding a new post for every day I exercise, but I feel like that would be more appropriate for periods where I’m not exercising regularly. Since I’m doing this as a team, I’m optimistic that I’ll stick to my daily workouts, so adding a new post every week will still be best for now.
As before, I’ll be aiming to do 5 days on, 2 days off (exercising during the week and resting at the weekend). Jacky and I are both celebrating our birthdays soon so there’s a chance my workout schedule will be thrown off a little, but I’ll do my best. We shall see.
This post will be updated for days 15 – 21 of this challenge. Click here for week two’s updates of this challenge.
I’m very much going at my own pace for this challenge so my dates and days are not always going to align with the schedule. The current plan is to exercise every weekday and form a routine based off it. I’ve noticed increased motivation and improved productivity since I’ve started doing this this week (check out my week two’s updates for full details) so we’ll see how long I can continue with it.
Feel free to check this post for updates during the week! I was considering adding a new post per day because I had previously been updating so infrequently, but since I already have this format in place for the previous two weeks of the challenge I’ll just continue it for now.
It’s Friday but I’m starting Week 3 of the challenge. Let’s just say… it was not the best idea I’ve ever had in my life.
The start of this week’s workouts comes a little late. I was planning to start it on Weds, but life happened and I got hella busy. However, we’re here now! I’m still excited to continue this challenge. I’m thankful that it’s helping me get active again.
Also, having an active kitten is helping me get little bursts of exercise throughout the day as well. We originally thought we wouldn’t need to play with her much – almost all sources online say 2 sessions per day of 10-15mins each – but our kitten will go for an hour each time. I will probably play with her for about 30mins each time before I’m pooped or just don’t have time to continue.
She’s worth it though. We’re now harness training her, and she went outside the front door (albeit briefly) for the first time ever today! I’m looking forward to the day we’ll be able to walk her to help her burn off some energy so I don’t have to be running around the house.
Anyway, all that is to say, I’ve been doing a little bit of exercise every day because of her, and thanks to Chloe I’m getting some good workouts in as well. I wonder how long it’ll take me to finish up this challenge haha. Right now I’m progressing at half the speed, so I anticipate I’ll be done with it in Feb.
Already I have noticed some changes in my body despite my super poor diet so that’s quite exciting. I sort of wish I took a before photo, but since we already established that that’s not what doing this challenge is about for me, I don’t wish to perpetuate the goal of doing it for looks.