And today, Jacob at Early Retirement Extreme talks about how he keeps his health care costs down by leading a preventative lifestyle. (Although, I'm not sure I could manage to eat only once a day!)
J.D. at Get Rich Slowly (on his Get Fit Slowly Blog) is taking the 100 pushups challenge. I'm inspired; I'm going to do it too. Right now I can do about 2-3 sets of 15-20 pushups (yes on my toes!) It seems impossible to be able to do 100 consecutive pushups by the end of 6 weeks. But I'm intrigued, so will join in trying with J.D.
In addition to the 100 pushups challenge, I want to see if I can develop a love for running like J.D. I love the idea of running (you can do it anywhere, any time, and it's totally free), but so far, it feels very hard. Today I jogged 3.5 miles and walked the remaining 1.5 mile loop from my house. The path is a beautiful road winding through vineyards of the Napa Valley. When I walk it, I don't bring an iPod; I'm perfectly happy to listen to the birds and enjoy the environment. When I jog it, I have to bring music to distract me from how much I do not enjoy this activity.
Lise at Frugal in the Fruitlands has made her exercise goals public. Seems like a good idea. I'm going to give running the same 6 weeks as the 100 pushups challenge and see if I can't learn to love running as much as I love the idea of it.