Mission Padhyatra: Bloggers' Walkathon

Day 21 of "2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge" : Mission Padhyatra: Bloggers' Walkathon

Remember that post I published in May - "10 Truths About Bloggers"? I made an observation in that post about how so many bloggers are dealing with weight problems.

Guess what! Earlier this month, this group of lovely female bloggers of India, who call themselves 'Indiblogeshwaris', came up with another daily challenge for us bloggers! And that "challenge" was to walk (or do any other form of exercise) for at least 30 minutes daily.

Since I'm so addicted to daily challenges these days (been doing them one after the other every month since April 2013!)... how could I not accept this challenge?

As such, I've been walking daily since the 9th of this month, with just one "off" every weekend, when I catch up on my beauty sleep. (Lack of sleep causes severe weight gain, you know!) I've missed only one day so far, due to some scheduling problem at my end, but apart from that, I've been quite regular. And in 10 days of walking, I've managed to shed one kilogram weight. Isn't that cool? :D

By the way, I love how these girls have organized this challenge. They have made a Google docs spreadsheet, which has a row for each participating member. We filled in our starting weight and target weight at the beginning. And each day has a dedicated column in which we fill in whatever exercise we did that day and for how long. At the end of every week, there is another column for updating our weight.

So it's almost like having your own exercise group, except that we are all in different parts of the world and we exercise at our own convenience, i.e. the timings, form of exercise and duration of exercise, are all as per our individual preference and stamina. Yet, we are committed as a group. The girls even share their tips, experiences and useful articles from the net. It is really motivating.

I probably won't be taking up any daily blogging challenge next month, but I sure do hope that this "Mission Padhyatra" continues indefinitely, because that's one daily challenge in the blogosphere that I WOULD like to take up every month!

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This is my 21st post for 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge.
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Richa Singh said...

And I know about this daily challenge but somehow never filled in. I off and on practice my yoga but not so regularly..


Shilpa Garg said...

Wow! That's a cool initiative. Hope I get the inspiration to be disciplined about my walks too!

Smita said...

I think I need to join u guys!

Anonymous said...

This is cool :-) I never knew about this group.
Off to read your post about 10 truth about blogger..let me chk I fit into how many of them :-)

the little princess said...

hmm. i read about the padyatra thing too..but since im already sweating it out at the gym for almost 1 1/2 hrs daily, i didn't fill up for this challenge. would be too tiring for me. :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Richa, I needed something like this badly. Tried so many times with some friends from my building, but we're all at the mercy of our maids na... so we couldn't be free together at the same time every evening!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

It really is, Shilpa. You're into swimming though, right? I guess that's as good as walking, if not better! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Smita, hop in! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Rashmi, I also got accepted in this group just about a month ago. It's a cool group. Hope you enjoy reading that other post :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

1 and 1/2 hours! Cool! One day I will also get there! :D :P
But you wouldn't have had to add another half hour to your existing routine. You could have updated this into the google doc. Although, if you are already regular, you don't need it. That challenge is fr us lazy bums who haven't yet got addicted to exercising daily :P!

Abhiroop Banerjee said...

Is that padh as in read or pad as in feet? Or both, as I suspect? :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

OB, trust you to come up with such a nonsensical comment on such an important post. :D
I know why... a case of "sour grapes", isn't it? :D :D :D

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