I follow a really great chick named Erin at Living in Yellow. Back in April, Erin challenged us to partake in her 1800 minute challenge, a challenge that entailed documenting 1800 minutes of exercise between April 1st and May 31st.
That number averaged out to about 30 minutes per day of working out, which for me, didn’t seem too hard, since I’m pretty active, but for this challenge, I focused on my old motto of sweating once a day (rather than relying on the fact that I was running for hours on end to carry me through the challenge) and I managed to complete the challenge with 2278.18 minutes, an average of about 37 minutes of activity a day.
The challenge was good for me. I respond well to challenges, real or not, and I take them very seriously. Last year, at this time, I was doing a streak, and something about the officialness (in my mind) of the streak, pushed me to continue running, even though in North Carolina it gets hot as hell, and staying active.
My activities over the 2k minutes included a lot of variety. With me getting my Body Pump cert, I did a ton of Body Pump, some Body Attack, some trail running (cause it’s so crazy hot and humid here), as well as continuing to teach my regular Zumba class schedule. The bod is looking good, and I want to keep it going so thankfully, Erin hooked us up with ANOTHER challenge, 1000 minutes in 30 days. This time, the challenge has us averaging closer to 33 minutes a day, so I’m excited to see what I can do.
Anyone else in?
6 thoughts on “The 1800 Minute Challenge”
I’m definitely interested! I will have to hop to it and catch up from last week, though 🙂
You totally can! Just beef up a few of those workouts on the weekend to bring that average again!
Sounds good. I’ll try it!
It is an awesome way to keep on track!
I love challenges and, actually, I organize them for my workplace! I will skip on this one, but I will be ready for the next one.
Looking forward to seeing you for the next one!