Monday, April 14, 2014
It's Monday. I like Mondays! Back to the routine after the weekend. My boys are back. They had a bit of a hard time getting up early this morning after their week of vacation, and they are still on New York time. It's a short week though... Spring Break and the Easter weekend.
I visited the pages from the link-up last week. One of those links introduced me to Jasime at FleurtyandFit. She posted about attending a Kangaroo Jump class ... a what?
I've never heard of this before. Have you? Now admittedly, I'm not really a social exerciser. I don't go to the gym, and I've never attended an actual class. I've heard of spin, and body pump, and zumba ... but Kangaroo Jumps? What other unique exercise activities are out there? Jasmine and her friend did a lot ... a Rocky Balboa workout, and outdoor Zumba. If you didn't go visit her blog last week, check her out!
As I continued to browse blogs this weekend, I stumbled upon a recent challenge. The 1800minute Challenge. I'm a little late coming into this challenge, as it officially started April 1 and runs through the end of May. If you break up 1800minutes into those two months, it's a little more than 30minutes a day. If you've been reading my blog you know that's not a problem for me. So even though this doesn't really "challenge" me ... I signed up. You can too!
That is one of my failings ... the challenges that would actually be a CHALLENGE, I don't sign up for. I tend to gravitate toward the programs that simply reinforce what I would be doing anyway. Like PACT, which I reviewed last week. The fitness and food logging is easy for me, but the veggie pact WOULD actually be a challenge. I've been debating trying that ... starting small, say five fruits/veggies for the week. Hmmmm, still debating ...
In one of the other programs I am participating in, I'm getting close to my payout! I generally just link my Fitbit and other devices (Fitbit/MFP/Facebook & Instagram) and forget about it. But as I get close to a payout, I do get a little antsy and start checking in more, and maybe actually do some additional activities that I would usually, just to earn a few more points.
You can read about my experience with Achievemint, and I plan on doing another update soon. It's been a positive experience and I've had additional payouts *Ü*
Well ... back to classes. While I have never taken a class at a gym, I have attended Zumba at my local church. That lead to me find a couple other church classes. On Wendy's recent blog post, she referenced Zumba.com. I checked it out and found another class nearby... and I'm going to try it today. That IS actually challenging myself, as trying new things is out of my comfort zone.
How do you feel about different classes and challenges?
Do you seek them out?
Do they motivate you?
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