Leah Moves

When you don't know what to do, just move.

Do Life Challenge: Week One January 8, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — leahmoves @ 4:20 pm

Do Life Week One Challenge

  1. Write down five quantifiable goals for this month.
  2. Assess your current stats in each area. Find out where you are right now.
  3. Do as many regular or modified pushups as you can.
  4. Add 30 minutes of exercise to your average week. Up the intensity of your extra 30 minutes.
  5. Identify your biggest excuse. Write it down and then write down a way to eliminate that excuse.
  6. Each night, write down four things you did well that day.

1. & 2.

Work out at least 5 days each week either cardio and/or strength

On average, I’m working out at least 3 days per week- usually classes at the gym. With C25K, this shouldn’t be a problem.

Complete every day of C25K

I’m currently on track.

Track every day using my fitbook

So far, so good.

Strength train at least 3 days per week

I typically strength train 2-3 days per week- as long as I’m going to the classes.

Stretch after EVERY workout

I usually only stretch if it’s included in the workout. And it’s only done after spin class. Need to step it up


I could only do 12 modified pushups. This is pretty disappointing.


I added about an hour to my workouts this week by doing C25K.


My biggest excuse is that I justify taking a day off or eating something I shouldn’t by saying that I deserve a break or I deserve a treat. I’ve been working so hard that I deserve a reward.

I can eliminate this excuse by reminding myself that I still have a long way to go, and I can’t sabotage myself anymore. I can come up with other rewards for reaching my goals.


4 Things I did well each day:


I met with the resolution runners!

I got a tall latte instead of a grande, with nonfat milk.

I went grocery shopping and bought healthy food.

I got 8+ hours of sleep.


I made a healthy and delicious dinner.

I went to body conditioning class at the gym. I cleaned the living room.

I was at home all day but did not mindlessly snack.

I drink some hot tea instead of hot chocolate.


I went to spin class.

I brought a healthy and delicious lunch instead of eating out.

I brought (and ate!) a yogurt for breakfast

I ate 3 servings of fruit today.


I went to the gym instead of laying on the couch.

I finished w1d2 of C25K.

I went to bed on time.

I made my own coffee to take to work instead of stopping at Starbucks.


I went to weight lifting class.

I supported my friend by going to her grandmother’s visitation.

I made a better choice at the Mexican restaurant.

I ate oatmeal for breakfast instead of a bacon biscuit.


I didn’t stay up too late.

I drank plenty of water.

Only one diet coke.

I resisted going shopping!


I made a delicious, healthy breakfast.

I finished W1D3 of C25K.

I rented movies and had a nice night in instead of going out.

I made a better choice by getting a grilled chicken sandwich for dinner.


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