My October, Day 8 — 21-day challenge

I am happy to report that I have reached my goal of 21-day self challenge. Although the 21-day was not consecutive because I skipped five days due to various reasons, but I was not deterred from achieving the end goal. There were a few times when I was tired from the day activities but as soon as I finished stretching and got on the treadmill I found myself enjoying it. It was also a time for myself, away from the kids and husband, just me and my iPad so that I can catch up on my Korean dramas. 🙂
With that said, here are the outcomes after 21 days:

  • I walked/jogged 42.2 miles. 
  • It took me a total of 13 hours, 51 minutes and 50 seconds. 
  • I burned 5,954 calories. 
  • My best record was one-hour, 3.24 miles and burned 427 calories. 

I don’t have a scale at home so I don’t know if I lost any weight. My goal is not to lose weight but to walk every day for 30-40 minutes and 2 miles. However, I noticed that my pot belly is slightly shaved. I still have that large blubber hanging around the waist for the most part, but my jeans fits me better. My lower back does not hurt every morning upon waking up, and I have better spirit and energy to run after the boys. I am more conscious and aware of what I eat so that I don’t have to spend more time than needed to burn off the calories on the treadmill. 

And the best part of all, I sleep better as well. Insomnia the Beast rarely visited me throughout the 21-day of my challenge. Except for last night when I skipped an exercise lesson and couldn’t fall sleep until 3 a.m. I had three hours of sleep last night and the whole day was in a zombie state of mind. It proved to me that walking gives me greater personal benefit. I need to cure my own insomnia. 

I am so glad that Mr. O gifted me this treadmill. It is definitely a better experience than going to the gym, in my humble opinion. 

Now that I have this worked out into a routine, perhaps I can set goal to train for a half marathon. Who knows, I can eventually see myself running in my favorite marathon, The Boston Marathon. 

Ok, that’s a little bit far-fetched, but one can certainly aim for that. Right?

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12 thoughts on “My October, Day 8 — 21-day challenge

  1. Half an hour with more than two miles, sound very reasonable and proven attainable. As American saying, “You go, girl.” 🙂 Boston marathon can be done in a few months.

    1. chắc cũng phải luyện tập hết 2 năm mới dám chạy Boston Marathon chị ơi. Cái 26-miles route đó có chổ lên đèo xuống núi ghê lắm.

      1. Em chạy rất khỏe đó chứ, nửa giờ mà chạy được hơn hai miles tức là một giờ hơn bốn miles. Chị nghĩ tập luyện chắc phải lâu hơn. Em phải đủ sức chạy hơn ba chục miles thì mới có thể dự thi chạy marathon mà không tổn thương đến cơ thể.

    1. It will take a long time to prepare for the Boston Marathon. Mr. O told me, hold your horse, don’t let it neigh neigh too soon. So for now I will just do what I do everyday, walk/jog for 2 miles per day.

  2. Great job, em iu! ❤ Thumb up !!!

    Ta lâu nay cũng dùng đi bộ cho khỏe người, còn chuyện có giảm cân hay tăng cân thì không quan trọng lắm. Miễn cảm giác khỏe khoắn là đủ rồi ờ! Nhưng ta hổng có đi bộ mỗi ngày siêng như em iu đâu. Có bữa có bữa không kìa. Giờ thấy em iu siêng quá, ta cũng phải học theo thôi. hugsssssssssss

    1. chị đang đón coi She is Pretty tuy không thích anh vai chánh cho lắm mà thích anh vai phụ. Anh vai chánh chưa biết diễn đạt nội tâm nhân vật nên nhiều khi còn hơi bị ngô ngố.

      Mà dạo này già rồi nên cũng hơi kén coi Kdrama. Lâu lắm mới có một show coi được. Còn lại thì toàn cho mấy em trẻ trẻ, unrealistic kiddie puppy love chị coi không được.

  3. em thi thich historical drama hơn. chi coi Mask chua? hồi hợp lắm Ah ma` dao nay bà con chuyển qua coi phim Thái hêt rùi

    1. chị coi hai ba tập đầu xong thấy không hứng thú, đợi tới hết phim mới đem tập cuối ra coi.

      Trời ơi phim Thái là new trend há, chị chưa thử.

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