Fitness

The 30 Day Challenge Results are in for April

As the winter months approached, I lacked serious motivation to workout. I’d get up,  get ready, work, pick up the kids, play downstairs, kids bedtime, couch time (or blogging time), and my bedtime–exhausting. The patterned repeated; however, now that spring is approaching, I’ve wanted to get my butt in gear by giving myself a little challenge. For the month of April, I have taken on the 30 Day Challenge to incorporate more movement into my daily life. My goal was 20 minutes of movement (walking, running, workout videos, etc) or 600 overall minutes. This gave me some room for rest days, yet still kept me accountable to workout longer on the non-rest days.

Was I successful this month?

YES!

I even kept a calendar to prove it.

30 Day Challenge – April

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat TOTAL
31
30 min
Online Workout – Cardio
1
24 min
Ran Outside
54 min.
2
60 min
Yoga
3
20 min
Walked Halls
4
10 min
Walked Halls
5
Off Day
6
20 min
Walked Halls
7
20 min
Walked Halls
8
25 min
Walked Block
155 min
9
25 min
Ran Outside
10
15 min
Online Workout
11
27 min
Ran Outside
12
10 min
Walked Outside
13
27 min
Ran Outside
14
Off Day
15
25 min
Ran Outside
129 min
16
60 min
Yoga
17
35 min
Online Workout– Boot Camp
18
Off Day
19
23 min
Ran Outside
20
10 min
Walked Halls
21
15 min
Walked Halls
22
Off Day
143 min
23
Off Day
24
20 min
Walked Outside
25 min
Ran
Outside
20 min
Walked to Park
25
25 min
Walked Outside
26
40 min
Ran Outside
10 min walk
27
21 min Online Workout – Tabata
28
20 min
Walked Halls
29
Off Day
181 min

Grand Total = 662 minutes
GOAL MET!

There were three things that really kept me motivated.

  1. New Activities – The videos from Popsugar brought an element of new and exciting moves to each workout, and they allowed me to workout in my basement when there was rainy weather.
  2. Change in Scenery – Spring has sprung, and that means warmer weather. We had a few nice days where I could go for a run or walk to the park. I even walked outside on some of my lunch breaks. Any chance to soak up some seriously missed sunshine was great motivation.
  3. Competition – The last motivational piece which actually pulled me through to the end of the challenge was a fierce family competition. My mom invited myself and my sisters to a Workweek Hustle/ This is a five day challenge based off of steps taken which is tracked using our Fitbits. If it wasn’t for this challenge, I wouldn’t have moved nearly as much the last week. They are really great competition; I could barely keep up!

Overall, this was my favorite 30 Day Challenge so far. Keeping track of my progress made me more accountable. Hopefully, as we move into summer, I continue to stay active. There will be a few lazy days relaxing on the patio, but also countless other days chasing my kids around at the park.

What keeps you motivated to stay active? I’d love to hear from you.

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One thought on “The 30 Day Challenge Results are in for April

  1. well done! I really need to start exercising and sort my lack of motivation out. We are going on holiday tomorrow so hopefully the break will breath some new life into me lol.
    Keep up the good work 🙂 x

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