May 3, 2010
So, after filling in our May menu of healthy food choices and stocking the cupboards and fridge, we came up with a fitness plan for the month too:
30-45 minutes walking/jogging/biking 5-6 times/week
20-25 minutes strength training 2 times/week
Simple. Doable. Necessary. And, the best part is that we're doing these things together.
It's already paying off, too. Last night we spent time in the fitness room of our condominium complex doing our individual workouts but just the fact that we were there together made time really fly by. I'm sure lots of you have experienced this before, too....getting fit with a friend is just much more enjoyable!
The other very important part for me is journaling this journey. I picked up the 90 Day Fitness Journal you see above, and I love the simplicity of it. Each day has a spread of two pages; on the left you track your food and on the right you track your fitness work. I've long been a journal-writer, so this simple task is a natural addition and gives me something to look back on to evaluate my progress. The journal also has helpful info, i.e. exercise chart showing calorie burn for different exercises and nutritional data for many common foods. Its also spiral bound which I absolutely LOVE.
So, I wanna ask, do you have a friend or partner that you work out with? Are you accountable to each other?
And, second do you have a plan that is written down with specific and measurable goals that you're reaching for? Are you tracking? A fitness journal is a friend too! :)
It all sounds so simple, so straight forward that I think we often overlook the value of these things. To demonstrate my support of your fitness goals and how important I believe having these two fitness friends are, I am giving away a copy of the 90-Day Fitness Journal to one lucky person!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post describing how working out with a friend or tracking your progress has catapulted you forward toward your goals OR how you believe these two fitness friends would/could help you. Be creative and interesting; the winner will be chosen based on those two criteria.
The fine print:
Giveaway runs for three days only, May 3-5, 2010 and all comments must be posted to this post by 9pm CST 5/5/10. Winner will be announced on the blog and Twitter on Thursday morning, May 6, 2010, so be sure to check back! Winner will have until midnight 5/10/10 to claim the prize (which is accomplished by supplying your shipping address, email and daytime phone number), or another winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is open only to US addresses. 90-Day Fitness Journal will be mailed directly from Amazon within 10 days to one winner. I am receiving no compensation from the author of this journal nor has she given me a free journal to give you; I am purchasing the journal on your behalf because it's a great little tool, and I'd love to share it with you!
To our friends in fitness!