It might be pancakes as usual on Shrove Tuesday, but it’s time for a change of recipe for Lent. Are you ready to take on a 40 day exercise challenge?
Lent is traditionally a religious time to avoid indulgences of the mind, body and spirit. However, anyone with the desire to make positive changes to their lifestyle can take advantage of the 40 day structure of Lent.
But instead of giving something up, you can do something extra. Like exercise!
Our challenge to you is to do some form of exercise every day for 40 days. We don’t necessarily mean make daily visits to the gym, though you can if you like. Simply aim to do something physically active every day.
Why 40 days is perfect
Committing to a 40 day structure gives you several advantages:
So are you ready for the 40 challenge?
Great! Here’s some training tips.
Enjoy your pancakes. Then get ready to exercise!
quite right - giving things up is negative. Doing more is the positive way!
I love this idea. I'd rather take on a challenge than giving something up for Lent!
We may be a secular nation, but the idea of Lent seems to be clinging on. Perhaps it is all about working off those pancakes! I'm just happy that in 40 days it will be late April and winter will definitely be gone. This sounds a good way to tick off those last few dark days.
I'm not the religious type but I love the idea of an exercise-focused Lent. Like you, Craig, I already do a lot of exercise - but I'm sure there's always room for improvement or positive change, and a 40-day kickstart might be just the way to bring that about.
Where do I sign up?! Seriously, I would be up for 40 day challenge but I pretty much already exercise every day. 4 x a week at the gym and then cycling to work on other days. Any more and I would injure myself.
I like the tip about printing out a workout plan for 40 days. I am going to do that and stick it on the fridge. If I get too knackered or sidetracked by children it will be easier to just look and do something. Great idea!
I'd be up for this! I love a challenge. I walk the dog most days anyway so my challenge will be to make sure i get to the gym on the other days.
I'm very up for this. Usually I give just give up chocolate. Loving this idea!