The month ended on a Holiday and I wasn’t able to get this final updates up so here you go –
One hour or die – exercising one hour a day as per the AMA recommendation
Just wanted to close out this challenge with the following three updates:
1. On Sunday night, due to the many, many tournament soccer games (our 4 soccer kids had a total of 10 games this weekend) Griffin and I didn’t get to the gym until late on Sunday. The gym closed at 8:00 pm and I was perversely proud when at 8:00 on the dot I was told by an attendant to stop my incessant exercising because the gym was closing.
Break out the band, yup that’s right, we closed down the gym. Who would have ever thought?
2. On Monday (Memorial Day) the gym was only open from 7 am to 2 pm. True to form Griffin and I were on the elliptical at 8:30 in the morning in order to fit the gym in along with the town parade and planned Bar-b-Que.
3. And lastly, just wanted you to know that for the last 2 months, that’s 61 days – I met my challenge and made it to the gym every single day (although not without some complaining on several of those days).
It wasn’t the easiest challenge I’ve ever undertaken but it was one of the most fulfilling. My son joined me halfway through, my clothes fit a bit better, and because of the workout summary, I now know how much exercise it takes to work off that chocolate chip cookie.
No thanks, I’ll stick with an orange.
Although my knee did get irritated by the exercise (please, sometimes I think that simply being alive irritates this knee) I found myself happy, stronger, less stressed, more toned, and contrary to the AMA’s findings weighing less than I started.
Not a bad outcome.
Will I keep exercising? Without a doubt I will but this time, I’ll be doing it because I want to and not because I have to.