Holiday Sweat Challenge #HolidaySweat

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As the weather gets colder this time of year, I find myself looking for something that will help to keep me inspired and motivated to stray on track with my health and fitness journey. It’s funny isn’t it, how someone who likes to inspire others to make lifestyle changes also needs a bit of motivation?

So for the next 8 weeks I will be participating in the #HolidaySweat Challenge.

 

What’s that? As a Sweat Pink Ambassador I am part of this cool community of like-minded health and fitness enthusiasts (many of us are professionals), who like to support each other on our individual journeys and to participate in all sorts of challenges to keep us on our toes and motivated. This usually includes social media challenges of all kinds with daily prompts.

As part of my challenge this week, I want to share with you the goal of how many minutes I plan to spend over the next 8 weeks I plan to get #sweaty and how I will accomplish my goal!

My goal for the #HolidaySweat Challenge is to reach or surpass my goal of 3540 minutes (that’s 59 hours!!).

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Here’s how I know I can accomplish this goal:

  • I LOVE a challenge, it’s my competitive nature.
  • I teach 2-3 group strength classes a week.
  • Everyday, I commute to work by either running or walking.
  • As a mom, I am constantly chasing my daughter at the playground, park or street.
  • We go for family walks on the weekend to parks or to the market.
  • Finally, because of my fun little side business … I get to film demo videos of exercise which sometimes has me retaking the video several times (this counts right?)

Lets get #Sweaty!

Some running goals are meant to be accomplished!

In the spirit of motivational Monday! I thought I would share ….

So one of the more popular races in my city is the Army Run. An important race that brings together “Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie and community.”

Check out it! 

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Almost three years ago, I began training on a daily basis for this race. I joined a local running group and managed to begin an incredible transformation towards a lean, strong and physical running physique that would help me accomplish my goal of 21kms in under 2 hours.

Just a few weeks shy of the race, I found out I was pregnant with my little precious pea.

Our doctor encouraged me to continue to run, especially since I had been training, but every time I would go out for a run (I did a lot of my training runs at lunch time!) I became worried and think “if something ever happened…” So I stopped.

That 1/2 marathon has been on my mind since the point I decided not to run. It was and continues to be something that I really wanted to accomplish to prove that I had the mental and physical strength.

As my running friends have said, just start training and do it! I should also add, I may also be driven in a large part by the running community I have joined, as well as motivated by the author of the book I am reading for book club … (more to come on that soon!)

So my BIG announcement **drum roll please!

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Army Run 2015, here I come!
Why wait? 

 

 

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