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Jan 9, 2011

"21" ~ An Invitation

 I am currently writing a 21 day plan to a fitter you. Are you interested in joining me on this journey? The plan starts NEXT Monday, January 17th. I will have the plan available in a pdf to download Sunday, the 16th. 
Meditations & Motivations to Get You Moving!
“21” Meditations & Motivations to Get You Moving! is a 21 day plan which gives a daily scriptural Meditation, a health/fitness Motivational tip, and your fitness goal or Mission for the day. Each “Mission” should ideally be a minimum of 30 minutes of daily exercise. You choose the work-out plan you like best. I am not a certified trainer nor am I a physician. I am a 47 year old wife and mom who has embraced the gift of discipline as it relates to exercise. Running is my preferred work-out but it’s not for everyone. The plan goes for 21 days based on the research of establishing habits.

Why am I doing this?
  • I am passionate about walking alongside people who want to make a positive change.
  • Running is a God-inspired gift that has helped me in grieving the loss of my son, Andrew.
  • As I have run with God these past several months, I have developed a closer walk with Him. Because of this I have a “book” in me about the messages God has spoken to my heart as I have run 3 miles a day.
  • I am hoping this mini project will spur me on to write the “book.”
  • And while I mostly run alone, I do occasionally enjoy company on the journey and I’m hoping this time it will be YOU!

Each entry provides:

* Meditation in the form of a scriptural passage relating to: the body, walking, running, strength, or endurance.

*Mind This! a mental focus correlating with the scriptural passage

* Motivation in the form of a quick tip based on the latest research regarding health and or fitness. I do the research and you get it in a bite sized form!

* Mission is your daily minimum of 30 minutes of exercise. You pick your plan: walking, running, dancing, gym or DVD work-out, etc. 
You record your daily goal and upon completion reflect how you feel.
I, personally, like to work-out 6 days a week and take a rest day on Sundays. However, in the spirit of “21” I will be taking a restorative 30 minute walk on Sundays.

My personal fitness "mission":
Run 3.5 – 4 miles 4 days/week
Spin class 1 day/week
The 30 Day Shred 1 day/week
Sundays – 30 minute walk

Leave a comment if this is a plan in which you would like to participate. I'll have more information for how to access a hard copy of each day's entry if you want one. 


  1. Melanie, I will be joining in on this journey. I love you, friend.

    Our grief has brought us together, but I believe our healing process will keep us forever friends.

  2. I'm in! I look forward to the journey.

  3. Sounds like just what I need. Can't wait!

  4. Just the type of encouragement I need! I love the mental benefits of exercise almost more than the physical right now. Thanks for the open invite.

  5. YES, girlfriend! I'm IN! :) Let's do this thing!


  6. ok Melanie... I've come back here 3 times, so I'm in! I've been doing the walking and aerobics, but the consistency needs 'tweaking'!!
    So, let's do it!


  7. Yes! Count me in! I have been reading your blog for a while now and so enjoy it. :) This is just what I need to get motivated again. Thank you!

  8. Yes! I'd love to follow you on this journey. Thanks for the open invite.

  9. I think I would like to be in!

  10. I'm in! Thanks for the invite. This sounds exactly like what I need to get me moving during these winter months! Your blog has been a sweet blessing to me, thank you for sharing.

    God Bless,

  11. I love you dear sis, you truly inspire me. Always in my prayers.

  12. Yes please count me in, and thank you so much for taking the time to do this.


  13. I'm in! I definitely need the "nudge"! Thanks for the invitation!

  14. Your blog is very inspirational to me and I can only imagine what a 21-day challenge will do for me. I am very excited to get my first assignment. I will be checking back for your direction to get started on Monday.

  15. Well, of course, I'd like to join in! Not sure I can commit to 30 minutes per day, but when I can, I will. Do I come back here for the PDF file? Let me know...


  16. Just what I need! I'm in!

  17. I'm in! Just catching up. ; -)