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#amileadayinMarch so far

I’ve been participating in A Mile a Day in March for eleven days, and so far I’ve accumulated 13.721 miles, even though there were some days I skipped. I’m pretty proud of that. This movement challenge is not about doing it perfectly, but about carving a small, manageable amount of time out in your day to do something good for your mind and your body, now that the holidays are over, the weather is warming, and summer days are drawing near.

As you can see in my mile-a-day pictures above, most of my miles have been done on the dreadmill –  which is what I call the treadmill because I dread it so badly. I had no choice to do my miles on it in the beginning because our streets were still covered in snow and slush and ice here in New York. However, I learned two ways that help me dread the treadmill LESS in my days having to do my miles upon it. The first way I’ve learned to overcome boring walks on the treadmill is to have a distraction. My distractions have been music, podcasts, or a notebook and writing utensil for writing down ideas I got while moving. The second way the treadmill has become more fun is by acting like a completely DIVA on it! This happened on day 5 : something came over me and I was my own one-woman show: belting Christina Perri lyrics, working my booty to Britney Spears, and praticing my Beyoncé strut! I must’ve been filled with the Holy Spirit or something because it came on all of a sudden and learned how to completely enjoy the dreadmill: act a fool! (Note: you might want to refrain from this suggestion if on a treadmill at a gym — or any public arena.)

The past three days I’ve participated, it was warm enough to take my miles outside. You can read about my progress so far on my A Mile a Day in March webpage, or follow me on instagram @amandarosezamp. If you’re participating, tag any pictures you upload to instagram with the hashtag #amileadayinMarch. I’d love to give you a pound 👊 for your awesome efforts & see how you’re spending your miles!

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