The Improvement Project: Daily Exercise Challenge Wrap Up - 014


The Improvement Project: Daily Exercise Challenge Wrap Up – 014


In this episode 014, we wrap up our September daily exercise challenge and introduce our new challenge for October which has to do with habits associated with food and drink.  We discuss how each of us handles a setback and then we both are diggin’ a TV show this week.  Jenny has a meditation related win and my learn is related to this month’s exercise challenge.


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What You’ll Hear (and don’t want to miss!)


1:19: We review over all how the daily exercise challenge went in September

4:09: We introduce what we will be challenging ourselves to do in October as it relates to food and drink.

5:54: Who Are You Anyway?  Today’s question is:   If you’ve committed to something and then find you were unsuccessful after a few days or weeks, will you re-assess and then double down or are you more likely to give up and assume that it’s not for you? or more simply….How do you handle a setback?

8:57: What Are You Diggin’ Lately?  I’m diggin’ the TV show The Good Place and Jenny is also diggin’ a TV show called The Road Trick

13:19: You Win or You Learn: Jenny’s win is related to her amazing meditation streak and my learn is about this month’s daily exercise challenge and how it really was a bit of a challenge for me.

17:32: We wrap it up for this week and encourage you to keep moving and finish up the month with the daily exercise challenge.  It’s not too late to join us in the Facebook group for some accountability for your workouts through the month of September and into October as well.  We also let you know that we will begin discussing habits associated with eating and drinking in the month of October.


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Facebook Group: Share your workouts here!!

TV Show: The Good Place

TV Show: The Road Trick


Key Quotes:


“I’m really glad that we had this challenge, and I’m equally glad that we are finished. I am definitely going to keep up the habit of building in physical exercise into my daily life, but I definitely won’t be super rigid about what that looks like.”– Jenny talking about wrapping up this challenge

“I really need to employ a bunch of different strategies to make it more likely that I’ll follow through on this important habit. So as we head into the next month, I’ll continue to schedule my exercise but I’ve also started a weekly accountability call with a friend where we can check in with each other and help to keep each other on track.” -Peggy discussing her learn for this week



Share your thoughts… We’d love to hear from you!


What was your biggest takeaway or insight from this episode? How did adding exercise go for you this month?  Let us know if you played along and what you thought about it!  Come and say ‘Hi’ on the socials using #theimprovementproject.  I’m on Instagram and Twitter and Jenny is on Twitter

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The Improvement Project podcast is hosted by Dr. Peggy Malone and Jenny Couse.  Peggy is a health care provider who encourages her patients every day to create better habits associated with their health and wellness.  She is wife to John and mom to fur baby Calvin the fat orange cat.  Dr. Peggy is also a human being on a mission to create better habits for herself and by doing so, she hopes to inspire others to take up the challenge with her!  Jenny is a marketing professional in the international trade sector.  She and her husband Jeff are parents to hilarious 5 year old Ethan.  Her year of monthly habit resolutions in 2015 piqued her interests in how habits are created and best kept.

Join them weekly to explore how to create healthy habits that stick on the journey to becoming better humans!



Until next time,


Let’s get to work on improving your most important project.  That’s YOU!  Stay focused and get after it!

Thank you so much for listening.

Big Love,

Peggy and Jenny