On Monday I posted that I’d be participating in the 21 Day Activity Challenge that’s being hosted by my friend and fellow librarian, Sarah. Basically the challenge is to do 10 minutes of *some* activity per day for the next 21 days and record it on Sarah’s Facebook page. Why 21 days? Because it takes 21 days to form a habit. And the fact that Sarah wasn’t hardcore about the type of activity (she’s a serious runner, so at first I was like oh em gee, she’s gonna have me out there trying to run a marathon) or overly demanding in the amount of time (really, who can’t find 10 minutes in their day to just move?) made this challenge all the more easier to accept.
Thanks to snopocalypse, I’ve been locked in the house with my kids for the past two days so I couldn’t get to the gym to workout. Even though going to the gym isn’t mandatory, I am paying a monthly membership fee so I ought to use it, right? Anyway, I decided to try to find something quick and easy that I could do at home without leaving the warmth and comfort of my bedroom. That’s when I stumbled across a walking workout by Leslie Sansone on YouTube.
You know, I’ve been walking every day for at least the last, I dunno 35 years, and, lemme tell ya, I didn’t know walking could be such a workout. I did parts 1 and 2 of the workouts while holding 3 lb weights in my hands and I worked up quite the sweat. This is by far one of the easiest yet most rewarding little workouts I’ve done in a long time. Seriously, if you’re looking for a way to ease into working out, I’d highly recommend Leslie Sansone’s walking video.