I was having a hard time getting motivated. Planned to some this morning, but after looking at the challenges, I just said, ugh. So I just skipped it and figured out different times of the day to do it. I eventually got motivated.
Active challenge: accumulate at least 10 minutes of extra walking today
Easy. I walked the whole time the kids were outside. Almost 20 minutes. And I chased the kids. Always fun!
Exercise challenge: do 30-45 minutes of steady-state, medium intensity cardio
Here's what got me this morning. That just seemed like a long time (and it was early). I decided to do my normal gazelle (kick it up a little) and then did 10 minutes of an exercise video. Think I did the 10 minute segment about toning. It was a fun and a cute little dance. In the end, a fun time. That was until I got too excited and punched the light cover on the ceiling. Oops, guess I'll fix that later.
Flexibility challenge: at least 5 minutes of stretching after cardio and complete the seated stretching routine
I didn't do this right after cardio. Ended up waiting about an hour. But still did it. I don't miss my flexibility challenge!
Nutritional challenge: choose a healthy meal from a restaurant before eating out
I did do this before I went to work. I was going back and forth between Sonic and Panera (gift cards). I found good meals at each and figured I could decide at the time. I thought I'd have to run some errands at lunch, so I kept both options available. Since I didn't have to go anywhere else, I went to Panera for their pick 2. Kept my lunch under 500 calories and was full. I ended up having Sonic for dinner since I did have to go somewhere after work. Kept that around 400 calories. Woot woot!
Mind/body challenge: 2-minute meditation
Really don't have to say anything about this. Always feels good.
Tomorrow is my first weekend. I'm sure I'll have no problem with it. Except for the babysitting 4 kids tomorrow night. Always the temptation there. Wish me luck, and happy Friday!