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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. 
“21”
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. 

19 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

    Love,
    Melanie

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  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!

    Sonja

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  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!

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

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  9. I think I would like to be in!

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  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,
    natalie

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

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

    Jackie

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

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  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.
    Anne

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  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...

    peace~elaine

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

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

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