This week we hear from our President, Matt and our Tour secretary Emily about how they've been getting on with our summer challenge! Click on read more to find out how they've been doing.
We are now 2 weeks into our Mixed Hockey Summer Challenge and all 7 of our members who have taken it on are smashing it so far👊 Here's how our pres Matt Lines is doing so far:
- I've exercised everyday so far, except for Wednesdays which I have designated as my rest day. So instead, I have done slightly longer workouts on Sundays where I am riding my bike around Sutton park and finding new trails. I have been doing cardio and fitness as well as strength training. I just had an operation on my back so will be out for 2 weeks, but will instead extend my challenge 2 weeks at the end of summer.
- The hardest part has been fitting in the fitness around my summer internship as I'm working about 10 hours a day. Now that I know how to fit everything in I am making sure I'm exercising enough to reach my goal of 7 hours a week.
- I already feel a lot more awake during the days, I feel a lot healthier because I've been making a conscious effort to only drink water and make sure that I'm getting my 5-a-day. I'm looking forward to see my personal growth over the summer and hoping I'll achieve my goals.
Another one of our seven challengers who has survived 2 weeks of the Summer Challenge is our amazing tour sec Emily Halcrow who has taken up 10,000 steps a day and given up pizza altogether (Italy Tour 2K18?) 🍕#76daystogo Here's how she's getting on:
'I have currently survived 372 hours without pizza and have achieved at least 10,000 steps every day for the past 15 days.
Anyone who knows me well knows that living without pizza is an almost impossibility, and after being taken to several Italian restaurants over the past fortnight, watching others eat pizza around me has been a rather agonising experience (I've instead opted for the trusty arrabbiata, which so far has never been stolen from me... yet).
I also think everyone can empathise with the feeling of not wanting to do anything and be lazy for a day, and finding the motivation and energy to go out and walk 10,000 steps everyday is sometimes not exactly favourable, especially after a late one the night before. But forcing myself to get up and walk at least 10,000 steps everyday has allowed me to find excuses to explore new places and new sights each time, and push me to experience new things every single day. Doing it has been so enjoyable that I've even begun doing 15,000 steps a day minimum. It's felt good to be proactive with my day, and a small 15,000 steps everyday is an easy, less tiring way of getting out and exercising, being less strenuous than my regular gym workouts and also a good way of relaxing mentally as well as physically.
I am excited for the new journeys that my 10,000 steps shall take me on, and hope to continue them even after the summer. On the pizza front, well, let's just say in 1,860 hours, dominos will be receiving a large portion of my student loan.'
Well done both of you!