When we came back from our trip to Korea and Japan, I hopped on the scale. Sure, I could have done that in hotels, but what kind of sacrilegious, glutton for punishment person does that while on vacation?!
I wasn’t too shocked I had gained a couple pounds.
My pants were a bit snug, but nothing that my shark week doesn’t remind me of every month.
4 days later, the hubster moved 1400 miles away. Then, a couple weeks later, I went to visit him.
Essentially it was an entire month of flying, eating, packing, saying goodbye…and rinsing and repeating.
So, I weighed myself again this morning.
I believe my words were, “Well, that’s not nice, scale. Why’d you say that?”
And then I hopped back on one more time in case the scale got it wrong. Oh come on, you do it too!
AND THAT WAS IT.
I didn’t beat myself up. I didn’t tell myself I had lost control and this was going to forever be my pattern or I’m doomed to tight pants and double-chinned selfies.
I knew I wasn’t taking care of myself the way I normally do this past month and the scale was just doing its damn job.
It’s reality check time, folks!
So, back on the train again. Choo-choo. I’m actually quite excited and relieved.
Which brings me to my next point: Would you like to join me on a 30-day challenge?
No, this isn’t some crazy scheme to get you to buy some shakes from me or promise that you’ll be 2 pant sizes smaller. Would be nice, bitches.
It’s just a 30-Day challenge inspired by my gal Roni at Roni’s Weigh to promise myself to get up and do something consistent every day.
Here’s the deal:
- Walk or run 1 mile, every day, for 30 days.
- Use the hashtag #NYAGmile if you so desire when posting to social media.
We ALL have 10-20 minutes to spare in a day. That goes for me too! This is totally doable! I know lots of us have a FitBit and would like to use one of the miles we’ve walked all together in a day. But, let’s not do that.
1 consistent mile, all at one time. Walking, running, biking, swimming, walking your dog, whatever the hell you want. Just get out there and do it with me for one mile every day.
I’ll check in every so often to see how you kiddos are doing. And pssst, hey guys, if you miss a day, no one is here to criticize you, just get back on the horse and join the fun! With the #NYAGmile hasthag, you have the support of others doing the same thing as you!
The #NYAGmile Challenge starts on Monday, July 11th and goes until August 9th.
How do you feel about doing the challenge with me? Each time you walk or run (even to cupcakes) use the #NYAGmile hashtag and share it on Facebook or Instagram.
Let me know if you’re in by commenting below!
EDIT: If you don’t have a FitBit or Garmin or any of those other fancy things, just download Runkeeper or MapMyRun to your phones. Super easy. Just hit start when you start walking/running and it will tell you how far you’ve gone. 🙂