Yesterday, I was so distracted by trying to get some work done as well as prepare for our soirée, that I completely and utterly forget to do any physical activity for the November Threeway Challenge of Awesomeness! Having almost forgotten the previous day’s NaBloPoMo post, I made sure to do a posting, but the whole physical activity thing completely slipped my mind! I was so bad, in fact, that I didn’t even leave the building! Save for a couple of trips to the parkade to take out the recycling and many trips to the lobby to let my guests in, I didn’t even leave the apartment!
I’ve been lax with scheduling physical activity into my calendar every day, thinking “oh yeah, I’ve got a good idea of what I’ll do every day this week. Clearly, that was not the case! I’ve now scheduled in in for the rest of the month though – you won’t catch me making the same mistake twice!
The other day in an email exchange, it became apparent that Rick, Dan, and I were feeling like a trio of sloths. Due to various things and stuff, the three of us – who are usually running, yogaing, hiking, P90Xing, hockeying, and various other sorts of physical activity-ing – have not being doing all these various sorts of physical activity, resulting is said sloth-feelings.
Further emails determined that what we needed was a Challenge with a capital C! A Challenge that would shake us from our slothy ways and get us back on track to being our usual state of awesome awesomeness. And thus the November Three-way Challenge of Awesomeness was born.
The rules of the Challenge are thus:
- We must do some sort of concerted physical activity – doesn’t matter if it’s cardio, stretching, strength training, etc. every single day in November
- The second rule of the November Three-way Challenge of Awesomeness is that you *must* talk about the November Three-way Challenge of Awesomeness. Where “talk” = log the activity in the Spreadsheet of Awesomeness.
Those are all of the rules.
By doing the challenge together, we have encouragement and community. By having a shared spreadsheet, we become accountable for our actions. Sloth-like inaction = no entry on the spreadsheet = 🙁
And no one wants to be a 🙁
So, come Thursday, expect Rick, Dan, and I to be focused on being active, being healthy, and being awesome. Words of encouragement and suggestions of excellent ideas for physical activity will be much appreciated!
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