Sunday, November 7, 2010

Turkey Day Tread (and Toss)

Readers of this blog know that I don't workout. I'd like to. I just never make the time.

You've heard of Jillian Michaels and the 30-Day Shred? This ain't it.
I'd like to try the Shred, but I don't think I'm ready.
I'm warming up with the Turkey Day Tread (and Toss).
Here's how it goes.
I commit to exercising 10 minutes a day every day until Thanksgiving.
Only 10 minutes a day? Yep. Since I exercise zero minutes a day now, this "tread" is all about just getting in the habit of making time to move a bit. I plan to take a walk outside if I can get away or walk in place in front of the television if I can't.
If I want to keep going after 10 minutes, great. If not, then not. No biggie.

But you called it a Turkey Day Treat (and Toss), MEP?
That's right I did.
I will also be tossing five things a day. By tossing, I mean either throwing away, recycling, or collecting in a donation pile. (Similar to my efforts for the now-defunct Just Use It or Lose It blog).

You in? Maybe your daily goal is five minutes or five hundred sit-ups. Maybe you already run marathons and just want to join in the Toss portion.

I'd love your company!

Note: The Turkey Day Tread (and Toss) is inspired by my facebook friend Lisa who has become stronger and more powerful doing the actual 30-Day Shred over the past year. Check out her facebook group if you're interested. Once I get back in the exercise groove, I plan to try the actual 30-Day Shred.


brainella said...

10 minutes I can do. I have to get up at 5:30am to exercise. 10 minutes is good. :) I'm with you!

Anonymous said...

As I am not in the market for too much exercise at 37 weeks pregnant, I'm happy to join the toss regime. Actually, I'm probably already doing it, because my nesting instinct is in overdrive. Watch out!

(Yesterday, I organized a junk drawer--not the really scary one, and today, I recycled some plastic dinosaur eggs. Tomorrow, who knows!)

Sara G.

PITA said...

i am in for the tossing! as soon as i can exercise again, i will restart my treading and shreding!

CaraBee said...

My husband would be very, very, very, very, very, very happy if I began a toss schedule. He complains all the time about my packratting. I like to think I'm just preparing for any possibility. You just never know when you're going to need a pumpkin garland. Or size 4 jeans that haven't fit in 10 years and probably never will again. (SIGH) I will make an effort, though. So count me in for the Toss.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I bet you'll go longer than the 10 minutes. Getting out there is the most difficult part. I'm cheering for you. Of course, I'll participate! Rita

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