A Few Things I Learned About Myself During the 30 Day Walking Challenge

Last month I came across a thirty-day walking challenge on Instagram. The goal was to walk thirty miles in thirty days. The woman who created the challenge (BmoreZinga) didn’t want to put pressure on people; she suggested we walk one mile per day but made it clear we would encourage each other and not shame each other throughout the process. It was okay if you missed a day.

I accepted the challenge and, in the process, learned a lot about myself and reinforced some things I already knew.

Walking is my favorite form of exercise. Exercising does not come easy to me. It’s a task, and it takes me forever to do, but not walking. I would grab my headphones and favorite playlist and enjoy my time by myself thinking and reflecting.

I thrive on a routine. I knew this already, but this was reinforced throughout October. By the second week of the challenge, I knew I wanted to walk two miles per day, and I wanted to start my day with a walk. My new routine consisted of me walking one mile in the morning and another one to two miles in the evening. I didn’t let anyone or anything get in the way of me getting my walk in most days because it was such an essential part of the day for me.

Accountability partners motivated me to keep pushing on days I wanted to skip walking. I had two online accountability partners who I would tag in my post when I completed my miles for the day. My accountability partners encouraged me and reminded me to keep pushing.

Now that we’re in a new month, I’ve set new goals: one exercise goal, one writing, and one business goal. I’m excited to track my process and to take my dreams and life to the next level.

What goals do you have for this month? How do you plan to reach them? Let me know below in the comments.

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