9 august 2013

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august 31 day challenge

  1. Take a picture of my abs on day #1 Posted to Instagram on 8/1/13.
  2. Do this 30 day ab challenge (it includes rest days!) Completed day #9!
  3. Do this ab workout 2x a week: http://youtu.be/vkKCVCZe474
  4. Do this ab workout 3x a week (NEW VIDEO 8/8): http://youtu.be/08Bi8hMdwa4 
  5. Go to yoga 4x a week (focus on spine strengthening series!) I went to the 1:00 pm class.
  6. Work on the flexibility of my shoulders including researching new ways to increase flexibility in my shoulders and stretch them out with various exercises. Did the feet over my head thing.  Many, many times today!
  7. Work on the flexibility of my hips including researching new ways to increase flexibility in my hips and stretch them out with various exercises.
  8. Do this 30 day squat challenge (it includes rest days!) Completed day #9! 45 squats!
  9. One day a week pick a random work out of the day off of Pinterest or anywhere on the internet and just do it!
  10. Take one full day a week as a rest day from physical activity (except for walking the dogs – which I do every day).
  11. Drink at least 100 oz of water a day. I drank 100 ounces of water.
  12. Eat 5x a day. I only ate 5x today – the fifth was dessert!
  13. Do the Pay it Forward App 5x a week. Today’s PIF challenge of the day was to respond to all negative comments with positive ones.  This is something I am going to start doing every day!
  14. Post one picture a day on Instagram following this 30 day photo challenge. @jackjosephsmom Completed!
  15. Host 2 dinner parties this month.
  16. Read at least 2 books this month (besides business reading).
  17. Compliment someone every day. In person. I complemented my neighbor on the awesome text she sent me about giving them their ball back after they kicked it to my upper level deck.  She even added my favorite emoticon.  It was seriously one of the best texts ever!
  18. Discover a new blog/blogger every day. I love to cook.  Today I wanted to check out some new recipes.  I discovered Eating with S.O.L.E. (Seasonal Organic Ethical Local foods).  This really hit the spot for me.  I may not have mentioned it yet, but I am really pretty green.  I recycle more than the average.  Less than one bag of trash goes out each week, but the recycling is piled high.  I do my best to buy local foods and often shop the farms by my house.  I was drawn to SOLE by a recipe on a raspberry tart with a chickpea crust.  Wow!  I can’t wait to try it and see what other recipes I may discover here!
  19. Follow this 30 day blog challenge. Posted here.
  20. Rent and watch a movie this month (weird, I know, but the TV is always on and I am never watching it. It’s always on crime shows. I want me to rent a movie from my TV’s online guide and watch it. I never watch movies unless I am on a date, and since I have no plans ever to date again, just watching one movie this month will be tough.)
  21. Participate in the 30 day song challenge. Posted here.
  22. Write a “I Like This About You” note/text/email each day to someone (repeats of the same person but with new reasons is okay! – I have a smaller world now, anyways, and I am okay with that).  I didn’t do this today. 😦  Again. 
  23. Make a serious effort not to complain at all, every day. I did not complain today!
  24. Create a new bucket list: each day write down something I want, want to do, or place I want to go. I want a new set of pots and pans – and I want to hang them on one of those display racks from the ceiling.
  25. Write a children’s book.
  26. Continue learning Astronomy.
  27. Continue learning Sign Language – one new sign a day! Today I learned plane.
  28. Clean all the blinds.
  29. Vacuum 2x a week. (allergy season will be back!)
  30. Clean all the fans.
  31. Take a picture of my abs again on the 31st! Hopefully see some change!
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