I‘m taking a page out of the Life Book of one of our coaches and dear friend, Randy Lane…
Ever since I’ve known Randy—which has been a LONG time—he’s always amazed me with his personal challenges and discipline. Every year he will pick a month and choose a challenge. I think his first challenge was giving up bread for a month. Since then he’s given up alcohol, soda, sweets, carbs etc all for a month at a time.
He just turned 50 and set his goal to run 50 miles! He woke up early a couple weekends back and ran 30 miles, took an ice bath and then he ran the final 20—all in one day! I have always marveled at his discipline and commitment to his word.
I have given up things before (like I don’t drink alcohol during competition season), but it’s never been a proclamation of the commitment. It’s always been more of just something I do… without the proclamation I can choose to change my mind at any time.
I got up this Saturday morning and thought, “Dang it, it would have been fun to commit to doing something for the 58 days leading up to my 58th birthday—too bad I didn’t think of this sooner.”
As I was driving to Pilates I started doing the math and dang it… if it’s not exactly 58 days until my 58th birthday! So… here I go.
I am going to do some sort of workout every day for the next 58 days.
There… I said it. I proclaimed it! Aghhhhh the pressure!!!
Already I’m starting to think of all of the excuses I can come up with: What if I get sick? What if I’m not some place I can work out? What if I’m traveling and its just too hard to do something.
Wimp. EXCUSES BE GONE!
I’ve actually had a warm-up period the past few days—Wednesday was circuit training in the park with the amazing Marco Reed, trainer at Get Beyond Fit and friend of a friend. Thursday was Salsa class—again with the amazing Marco. Friday was Springboard Pilates, which I was pathetic at because my legs and calves were fried from Salsa.
Those three days were my warm-up. Today I took a normal Pilates class (legs and calves are still fried), but I pushed through it. Yay me! Here we go………
Day 1: ✔️
Anyone out there care to add your own 58 day challenge with me?
To keep with my proclamation I will update my progress each day on Instagram.