Felicia at the Geeky Bloggers Book Blog is hosting a fitness challenge inspiring book bloggers to walk 30 minutes a day during October. A month of walking to get in better shape and improve fitness before the irresistible food of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I decided to join in the challenge because I’ve been indulging in a few too many sweets during my birthday month and I can tell the negative impact it has on my energy level and joints. Having Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), it’s especially important to keep my weight in checks and my joints moving. Walking is the best, low-impact exercise to improve my mobility. Since my kids aren’t getting any slower, I need to help myself get faster!
If I don’t get outside to walk for 30 minutes, I will walk on the treadmill and my treat will be to read while I walk. I don’t normally read during the day and the desire to keep reading may help the time go quicker or maybe I will even walk longer than 30 minutes. I will be trying to walk or exercise every day.
Need more convincing to join Felicia, other book bloggers and I on this fitness challenge? Well, she’s hosting a giveaway to participants so sign up now! Here’s more info about the challenge from Felicia’s website:
Alright I am going to get a little fitness orientated for the month of October. Leslie Sansone is doing a Slimmer byThanksgiving 30 day challenge. No purchase necessary and you can play along on Twitter. I thought it would be super cool if we could get a group together to keep each other on track!
Here is my plan:
- I will do a post on Oct 1rst announcing that it is time to get your walk, run, fitness on!
- For the month of October I will be following the hashtag #bookblogwalkers on both Facebook and Twitter! If you decide to play along then just use that hashtag! If you want to include her hashtag, it is #whyiwalkathome
- Every Sunday in October I will be doing a shout out to all the blogs that participated (5 to 7 days) on Facebook, Twitter, and here on the blog. Figure it will be fun to see who is getting their walk on!
- At the end of the month, I will put all the participants names in a hat and giveaway a $10 amazon gift card!
So what do you think? Can you commit to 30 min a day for 30 days? I am really looking forward to getting my heart a little healthier before I destroy it with Thanksgiving, Birthday, and Christmas Food!
Ready? Sign up here!
So, will you join us? Stop by to cheer me on, I will need the extra motivation to keep going! What do you do for exercise? How often do you exercise? How do you keep motivated to stick with a routine?