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The LWB 30-Day Challenge July 2, 2011

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As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately. I’ve had a couple of minor health thingies this year – nothing serious, but just enough to remind me that I have to take care of this body of mine if I’m going to make it to 90 and do all the things I’m planning to do.

I’ve been eating healthy, cutting back on the things I know I’m supposed to cut back on, and I’ve been feeling way better. But the one problem I have is that I sit at a desk all day.

I’ve read several articles recently (like this one) about the ill effects of a sedentary life, and even though I do exercise, I’m concerned that I just don’t move enough. So…for the next 30 days I am going to move for 30 minutes every single day. Doesn’t matter whether it’s walking to the Post Office, going for a run, or boogying in the living room to some 80s tunes, I am going to move my behind.

Here’s my challenge to you:

What do you need to do to be good to yourself? Do you need to drink more water, get outside more, take your vitamins, do the back exercises your doctor gave you? What do you need to do that you’re not doing now? Do it for 30 days. Start today until the end of the month, or if you’re deep into a relaxing weekend or the long 4th July weekend here, then start next week. But start. Pick a challenge that works for you and do it.

I am going for a walk at the beach now, but I’ll be checking on you as the month goes along.

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5 Responses to “The LWB 30-Day Challenge”

  1. Mali Says:

    Good challenge. I’m with you. I’m one of the women the article talks about. Struggling with weight issues despite working out regularly. I work from home and don’t get up to move around as much as I did at an office. And I’m reading this in bed!

  2. Katie Says:

    I work in a five-story office building…there is nothing like the restrooms up on the 5th floor! I hate sitting in a desk all day, but that is my profession…

  3. lmanterfield Says:

    It’s tough, I know. So far I have moved every day, including walking a mile and a half in 95 degree weather wearing high heels and a suit! I’m happy to report that the other days have been more pleasant.

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