I have a new goal for this month, and I am giving it the unnecessarily epic name of Operation October. I was inspired by a fellow blogger that I admire who has decided to make a blog post for every single day in October. So, I have decided that I am going to exercise every single day in October.
Usually, I exercise between 4-5 times a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. This month, I'm going to try for every single day. Whatever activity I do doesn't have to be running a marathon, but has to last at least 10 minutes.
I haven't had the time to go running recently, but I have made sure that I at least get my ten minutes in. If you haven't heard of Spark People, it's a great website and resource for those wanting to lose weight. I like to refer to it as the Facebook of Weight-Loss, although it's really so much more than that. Anyway, they have exercise videos to do that are usually 10 minutes and sometimes longer. There are a lot and so far I've tried a cardio video that kicked my butt and also a Qi Gong video that made me sleepy at the time but that also made the muscles in my thigh sore the next day.
A couple of days this week I was able to use my job as my exercise. How, you ask? I have a part-time job giving tours in the evening in my historical town. I dress up in a big civil war gown and walk for about a mile and a half. It's actually very good exercise, especially since I'm wearing so many layers it adds weight.
Today is October 6th, and I have exercised for at least 10 minutes a day for 6 days straight! 25 more days to go!