Sweatember Challenge: Day 1

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Yes! It's finally September which means my favorite time of year is just around the corner! FALL! Football, tailgates, pumpkin-everything, boots and jeans, crisp weather, apple cider - I LOVE everything about it. 

With the start of school and amazing running weather, I thought it would be the perfect time to create a challenge for myself and anyone else who is interested!

The challenge is simple: Make a commitment to SWEAT everyday in September - hence it's actually SWEATember. 

How you sweat is totally up to you. For me that means running, walking, workout videos, and the occasional group fitness class at my gym. I certainly don't have time to go to the gym for two hours every single day (counting the commute/shower) but even a 20 minute walk around campus or 30 minute elliptical session while reviewing notes is better than nothing!

Working on my calendar!
The goal for this challenge is to make exercise/physically activity a mandatory activity in my life just like brushing my teeth, eating breakfast, etc.. It takes 21 days to form a long-term habit. Let's do this!

Share your weekly progress and don't forget to share your daily updates on Twitter, Instagram, etc. with #sweatemberPSM. I'm not going to do a link up like I previously thought but please feel free to share your blog posts in the comments.

If you are a fan of Blogilates, she has a great challenge on her blog for September as well. 

As for today, I went to the gym to run and do the elliptical. I should have done weights but I was late for the strength class and I hate being late. Excuses, excuses! I also forgot my heart rate monitor. Whomp whomp.

I hope you all will join me in this challenge! 

Also tomorrow I'm co-hosting Medical Mondays so get excited for that! 

Red cheeks!


  1. Cute tank! I got a similar one today at GapFit! Great challenge! I know you'll kill it. :)

  2. Sounds like a great challenge!
    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  3. Love this and I accept :) I'm also doing a 30-Day Arms challenge! That should help with my sweat!

  4. This is an awesome idea. I didn't sweat yesterday but that doesn't mean I can't start today and finish out the rest of the month strong!

    I'm a new follower to your blog and think this is my first comment. I look forward to continuing to follow your journey and getting to know you. My blog is lnlbyamy.blogspot.com if you're interested in checking it out.

  5. Yay! So excited for Sweatember! Such a good little challenge idea!