Tuesday, December 28, 2010

O, Fitness Tree! My first "before" and "after"

Well folks, remember I shared with you all how I was counting down the days till Christmas through exercise on my handy dandy spiffy print-out-for-free-from-the-computer Christmas count down calendar? My plan was to give myself an 'ornament" (made from peel and stick gift tags from the dollar store) for every day that I exercised.

This is what it looked like after the first six days.

This is what it looked like as of Christmas Day!

25 Days of Christmas= 25 stickers= 25 Days of Exercise!
I really became focused on making sure I got in at least SOME exercise every day because I wanted to see that little tree fill up. Even at my brother's house on Christmas Eve, I excused myself after dinner to get on his treadmill so I could earn my ornament. Christmas Day DH and I took a 40 min walk around the neighborhood where I grew up which was some great together time amidst the chaos of a full-family visit.

This worked for me! I was down about 4 lbs in December. Who woulda thunk it?!


  1. I love it so much Mary!! I'm sorry that we didn't get it implemented at the Sisterhood this year, but you can bet we'll be doing a 25 Days of Exercise challenge next year thanks to you!


  2. Whooohooo!!! Way to go, Mary!! So happy to see those good habits sticking with you!! You did awesome!