Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Another Exercise Challenge!

CCDPiper feels she is "digging myself an early grave with a fork and spoon" and I'm digging away with her.

Richard Simmons Challenge
Jan 1 to Dec 31

The goal for this challenge is twofold.

First, to read 2 books in the genre of diet or exercise. Come on, that's not a lot to have to read in an entire year! Richard Simmons even has a diet book published that I read many years ago, Still Hungry After All These Years that is out of print but you can still find used online. I believe I bought mine from eBay for two bucks. Extra credit if you actually find and read Richard's book!

That's the easy part.

And now comes the hard part!

Second is to commit to exercise. (I know. Ugly word.) Any kind of exercise will do. Put the book down (I know, I know!) and go for a walk. Workout to a Sweatin' to the Oldies DVD. Rollerblade. Play tennis. Whatever it is that you enjoy doing, get out there and do it!

Mr. Linky now available to leave a link to your post. Have a description of your commitment to exercise -- what type, how long, how many days per week? If you have a pedometer, you could commit to a certain amount of steps per day or per week.

Part one:

1. The Spark
2. a different Richard Simmons book as soon as I find it
3. Fitness After Fifty

Part two: I joined the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge (my progress) so I already have a fitness goal/plan in mind.

I'll start with 20 minutes, minimum, of an exercise video. Five days a week and gradually work up to 45 min/5x week and 3.1 miles on Saturday. Flexibility, stretches and strength training will need to fall in there as well but for now. Five days a week.

I may be able to do the 20 minutes without a problem and increase my time sooner but the challenge for me will be getting it in 5 times a week.


PiperML said...

Thanks for joining with me! Glad to see another follower of The Spark. I love their website. Good luck on your journey!

Teena in Toronto said...

I got back on track today :)



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