Firstly i just wanted to say how excited I am that I have completed day 60 today!!
I don't know why but I'm more thrilled with this than when I got to the magic 50?! I think that ten days ago the thought of doing another 50 seemed daunting, and I was tired from the journey home,after the holiday, but now it seems manageable and I'm excited again
I have stuck to mainly swimming this week, partly to rest my knees, but also because I have found that it fits in between work and collecting my daughter from school really well.
So everyone has done over two weeks now, nearly three, and it starts to get tough to fit it into lifestyle and it seems that there is still a long way to go. So I have a few tips
I'm sure that most of them are pretty obvious, but I hope that my thoughts may be of use to someone. Please feel free to add your own thoughts/tips.
+ You may have a plan for each day, but be flexible and change plans if you need to. Go with the flow!
I can't count how many times I've changed my mind on what I'm going to do because of the weather, or my mood, or family re-arranging stuff, or a sick child, or boredom. It doesn't matter, as long as something gets done.
+ Listen to your body. Don't over-do it, but also, push yourself occasionally.
I have had days when I've done a longer walk, or tried something new (like the rowing machine, or swiss ball), or ran instead of the planned walk, just to push myself and step out of the comfort zone. It helps to make the challenge more fun, rather than a chore.
+ Get your friends involved.
I have been pleasantly surprised by friends reactions and good wishes. But also, I have started asking friends to walk with me. I have found that their company makes the walks zoom by, whilst I'm busy chatting away!
+ Get the challenge done earlier in the day, if you are struggling.
Apart from this week, (when I've been swimming after work), I have found that doing the challenge early in the day has helped to set up the day and I have been less tired than I would imagine. It gets it over and done with so you don't have that nagging thought in the back of your mind all day.
+ Keep a bag of running kit/trainers in the car. You never know when you might just be able to squeeze in a walk or 15 minute run, (or swimming costume/towel if your local pool is en-route, as mine is)
I think that organisation like this is harder than it sounds, but really helpful with fitting the challenge into your daily life.
+ Take your garmin, if you have one, with you in the morning. Sometimes you end up walking more than you thought you would, and it all adds up! It's annoying if you end up doing a lot of walking and have to guess how much.
I have more, but will save until another day.
Keep going everyone! You're doing so well