The challenge this month was a “thinker”. I intended it to be easy but it turns out that self-reflection sometimes takes more time and energy than simply “doing” something for 5 or 10 minutes.
The challenge this month was to spend a little time reflecting on your fitness and health goals.
The questions I posed were: If time or energy was not an issue, what would a fitness routine look like for you? What kind of meals would you cook for yourself and would you consider making healthy treats and food for your dog? If you could change or improve one thing, what would it be? What IS your definition of heath and fitness?
I invited people to share their answer in the comments section of the September Challenge post.
Some people said they were going to think about the questions and come back to post their answer on the wrap-up post (this one). Some people left their thoughts right away. Here are some of the comments:
“I know that I am trying to establish a healthier diet and exercise routine now that I am home. I know it will include more hiking and less drinking of pop, I’m also hoping I can start to cook healthier meals for the family”
“More time to walk and hike”
“I sure wish time and energy weren’t a factor. (I think, as long as I’m dreaming, I’d have a personal chef and a personal trainer as well.) Ideally, our fitness would involve a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, group activities as well as walking, hiking and running, so that fitness would always be fun and interesting instead of the same boring old thing”
“Our main goal is to just maintain our fitness level and occasionally try new things”
So what is my answer?
I wish time and energy weren’t an issue either. I always feel like my health and fitness goals are the first to get squeezed out when I am busy or stressed. This exercise was fun for me though because I got to dream as if I had all the time in the world.
On the fitness front, I would walk at least an hour every day with the dogs. We would be able to get out in the mountains to hike 2 – 3 days a week. On the days that we don’t hike, I would like to get out for an addition 30 – 60 minutes to go running with Gretel.
Food-wise there isn’t so much to do. Chester and Gretel eat a half to full raw diet, depending on the month. They have always been and continue to be healthy and fit. I can’t say the same for me, unfortunately. I don’t make the best food choices. They aren’t the worst either though. If I was to make some changes I would eat at home more (eating out all of the time is bad for the waistline AND the pocket book), only eat candy or ice cream 1 – 2 days a week and drink more water. I eat out partially because I am not a huge fan of cooking. If I had my way, I would have a personal chef to plan my menu and cook for me.
If you haven’t already, please leave a comment below sharing what a life of health and fitness would look like to you.
What Is Keeping Up With K9 Kamp?
The next K9Kamp is next month, October, so be looking our for the announcement soon.
Keeping Up With K9 Kamp is a series of mini-challenges that take place each month that K9 Kamp is not in session. The mini-challenges will help you keep the goal of canine fitness fresh in your mind. I announce a mini-challenge on the fist Friday of each month and write a wrap-up post on the last Friday of each month.