Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My 30 Day Challenge

January 24 - A few weeks ago, I was reading a post by Kristy and learned about a challenge that would help me improve my running.

This seemed easy enough. So I vowed to do it. 

Then I saw a great video by Patrick Goudeau, a Nike Elite Fitness Trainer, that promised to boost metabolism and keep me in my skinny jeans. Another pledge.

Around the same time Fitness online sent me an email with a promise for 
Sensational Legs in Only 3 Moves. One more oath.

I decided to combine all three of these short and simple exercises into my own 30 Day Challenge. Each exercise takes only a few minutes to do and can add maximum benefits to my running through form, strength, and toning. 

And because I want legs like these:

Creating this personal challenge appeals to me because I'm the type of person who needs variety. My runs are never the same. Different distance. Different route. Different days

I also need direction. Focus. A goal

My 30DC gives me a perfect combination of everything I need. At the end of thirty days, I can create a whole new challenge. Beautiful.

Have you ever joined a 30 day challenge or made your own?


  1. thanks for the shout out & i love this idea. Plus I think the #100ups is really helping!! can't wait for your follow up post. I want those legs too.

    1. I think 100ups is working too, and it's so easy!

  2. I have never done a 30 day challenge but I see the value in it. I need a goal and a plan in order to get motivated..

    1. That's me! And I mark off the days on the calendar for the visual reminder/motivation. Don't want to leave a day without the big red X!

  3. Wow, love that you made up an awesome challenge. Can't wait to hear how it goes. Good luck!

  4. I can't wait to hear how it goes too! I'm doing a 29-day runstreak for the month of February and vowed to add strength training at least 3/week too. Good luck to us both! :)

    (And sheesh - I want legs like that too!)

    1. I wish there was more time in the day so that I could do a run streak - have to plan my running days week to week. Good luck!


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