Well, we are now half way through November and the Movember Challenge is in full swing. For the most part I have been active every day this month for at least an hour with the exception of my birthday and the weekend in which it landed. Life got away from me a little bit on those particular days but other than that I have stayed on track.
I have definitely made things interesting with this challenge. I have walked my dog, hiked, biked, danced, full HIIT routines, strength training, swam, inline skating, running and much more. I did my best for this month to keep my workouts outside of the gym and focus more on being outside and literally MOVING. It has been a true blessing to do this. It has revitalized me and gotten me out of my workout "rut". I didn't realize how mundane my workout schedule and routine had become until I started this challenge. It has motivated me to definitely make some changes in the regard of how I will structure my workout routines in the future. With that being said, I am looking forward to this last half of the month and kicking some more butt. I may even be able to squeeze in some workout time on Thanksgiving....have to work off that big meal some how...lol.
If this challenge so far has taught me anything it is that even as a health, fitness and wellness professional I can find myself in a rut and lose motivation once in a while. I am not immune to that lackluster attitude and that drastically changing things up is a good thing once in a while. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my normal workout routines and getting in my gym and really focusing on certain things. But this month for me has been a real breath of fresh air and was genuinely needed to regroup and re-prioritize.
So, how have you been doing with the November Movember Challenge? Have you been able to keep up? How is it going so far? Share in the comment section below. I would love to hear how it is going from you all so we can learn and support each other.