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365 Day Challenge

Written by Sara Theesen

Over and over again you hear about 7, 10 and 24 day challenges. 

This year I decided to take on a 365 day active challenge. 

Last August, I injured my knee and hip.  I was very limited on the amount of working out I could do so I basically quit all together or it at least felt like I gave up! I had become addicted to working out, I spent every spare moment trying to get a workout in, most day I averaged 2-3 workouts.

This is what caused me to get injured.

So why would I challenge myself to workout every day for a whole year?  Sounds crazy right?

I have such an all or nothing personality. During the 5 months I was recovering, I focused on what I couldn’t do rather than what I could do so I did very little. 

For a whole year I have committed to being active, every single day, with a minimum of 15 minutes a day. Almost everyone can spend an extra 15 minutes a day being active. It was an attainable goal. I needed to change my mentality and I decided to make it a year of absolutely no excuses.

Everyone wants the results, no one wants the work. 

Not every day is easy but the first 100 days flew by pretty fast.  Here I am on day 116, dealing with yet another minor injury. However, being over 100 days in there is no way I’m going to let this stop me from completing this challenge. 

Life will always throw you curve balls, how are you going to handle them? 

I urge you to join me on this 365 day active challenge and stop focusing on what you can’t do and instead focus on what you can do!

You can follow my Fat to Freedom Facebook page to see the last 115 days and what exactly I have done every day or read my blog to read a recap of each week! 

About the author

Sara Theesen

Sara has struggled with her weight her entire life. After losing over 100 pounds at 20 years old, she is on a quest to help others overcome their battles with weight. Sara is currently a student at UNK studying Health and PE K-12 with a minor in nutrition. She also is a certified CrossFit L1 CrossFit kids trainer at CrossFit Archway. You can follow her blog at http://fattofreedom.wordpress.com/ and follow her on Facebook at Fat to Freedom.

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