On the surface the 15 day challenge seemed like a quick and easy challenge. Right out of the gate I embraced it. The jumping jacks reminded me of Jack LaLanne and I felt like a kid again. While I executed my leg lifts I remembered watching Jane Fonda and her workout videos from the 80’s. I also started my new job that week, which meant I was getting familiar with a new routine and a new gym. My first week felt fun, new, and exciting.
Week 2 of the challenge came around and I had a curve ball. My first gym routine didn’t feel quite right, so I decided to try a different gym. This meant getting up at 4:30AM, instead of 5:00AM and navigating through another new routine. Week two of the new job led to more focus and challenges, which was great. Unfortunately, during the week 2 changes the 15 day challenge got lost in the shuffle. Oops.
As I am navigating into week 3 of the new job, I feel like I deserve a pat on the back for making the gym a priority. It could become so easy to sleep in and just drive to work each morning. Making fitness a way of life has kept my mind, body, and spirit positively connected.