Here we go!!! Our first month is over and I hope you are all hanging in there and feeling good and productive! Whatever “K” You started with I hope you reached your goal and I would love to hear about how you did either in the comments below, using the link sign up for your own post, or both!
If you are new here and curious about the challenge here is the original sign up link. Its never too late to begin!
Personally my goal was to start with a 5K at the gym, 3.2 miles. When I did that the first I went to the gym in February I decided maybe I set my goal to low and sent for a 6K instead, remembering that wherever I started I had to add a “K” each month for 12 months and didn’t want to go crazy.
I struggled the first week of February when I had back to back retreats and didn’t get to a gym until February 8th. I think I did better from then on averaging between 4 -5 times a week work outs. Eating better is something I do well for about 5 days out of the week… I am trying to improve on that as well.
As for my personal challenge of giving something up for the month – that for me was lattes and coffees at the coffee shop which I did and didnt really miss it or the calories.
Here is the link for those of you who wish to write a post about your first month on the 12K Challenge:
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Now… for March!
For those who signed up for the challenge as it was laid out:
This month your goal is to do a 2K before the end of March. That is 1.24 miles. You can walk it tread mill it, jog it, run it, elliptical…. whatever you wish to use to get you there in a single work out session.
Adjust to fit your needs! If this is too low, feel free to adjust to where you wish to be at…. maybe a 3k (1.86 miles) Remember wherever you set yourself at– don’t go too high as you need to add to this each month by a “K” for the next 11 months.
How are you doing? How do you feel after this first month of challenging yourself to do more?
You may wish to continue with the 1k for this month (5/8 of a mile) and stick with doing that until you are ready to do more. You know your ability, just be sure to challenge yourself, do not make it too easy, but do not over extend yourself either. You can walk it tread mill it, jog it, run it, elliptical…. whatever you wish to use to get you there in a single work out session.
Set your goal – and work towards it. YOU can do it!
How are you doing? Are you feeling challenged? I hope so.
You should be at around a 6K this month (3.72 miles) for this month. This is a suggestion – certainly you need to adjust higher or lower for your own goal. You can walk it tread mill it, jog it, run it, elliptical…. whatever you wish to use to get you there in a single work out session. Remember wherever you start you need to add the 1K (minimum) per month, ending the 12 months with a 17K for those of us who start with a 5K (10.56 mile).
Push yourself. It is month two. Look at February as being the warm up. Now its time to get moving.
Mini BONUS Challenge for March (optional)
For all three levels of this challenge your March bonus challenge is to try a new form or workout or a new healthy food. Shake things up! Your body is changing and needs to continue to be challenged. Some ideas could be:
Take a spin class, or a weight lifting class
Try jogging if you have not before
Try a workout DVD
A Boot Camp
Take a dance class or a healthy cooking class
Try a new recipe that is good for you
For myself, the Insanity workout has been in my house for about 5 months and I have not touched it. Scratch that, I did touch it. I touched it to loan it out to a friend who said it kicked her hiney and she purchased her own. Now it sits in the house and I am going to do it.
I hope you are feeling changes to your energy level and starting to see changes in your body and in your eating. I look forward to continuing this journey with you.
If you have questions or thoughts on anything, please use the Forms provided.