15 august 2013


31 Day Challenge August

  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!) Today I completed day #15! 70 sit ups, 90 crunches, 42 leg raises, 60 sec plank!
  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!)
  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 plow, used my shoulder stretching foam thing…
  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. Today I gave these exercises a try – minus the props: http://www.yogajournal.com/practice/2845
  8. Do this 30 day squat challenge (it includes rest days!) Today I completed through day #15! Rest day!
  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). Today may end up being that day, even though I did do my ab challenge today – we’ll see!
  11. Drink at least 100 oz of water a day. I drank only about 50 ounces of water today.
  12. Eat 5x a day. I only ate 3x today.
  13. Do the Pay it Forward App 5x a week. Today’s PIF challenge of the day was to buy a gift card in a restaurant and give it to the person behind me in line.  I did not go to a restaurant today, but will keep this in mind!
  14. Post one picture a day on Instagram following this 30 day photo challenge. @jackjosephsmom Completed!
  15. Host 2 dinner parties this month. 8/11;
  16. Read at least 2 books this month (besides business reading).
  17. Compliment someone every day. In person. I complimented a lady going by on her bike for how awesome it is.
  18. Discover a new blog/blogger every day. I keep finding really interesting and related people when I discover these new blogs!  It is fun and exciting.  Today I searched “motivation”.  After searching through a few, I found one that had “running motivation” in the title.  I was thinking more along the lines of personal motivation and direction in life, but had been striking out.  I clicked on the post link, went to the “About Me” and discovered TessGrissinger recently graduated from the University of Colorado!  That’s where I went!  And on my blog JackJosephsMom, I have scheduled a post for tomorrow that will be the first in a series about my earlier college experiences at the University of Colorado.  It was meant to be… Plus, her tagline is “Healthy. Happy. Whole.”  So perfect for this blog.  And it’s not just her tagline, but her motto for her lifestyle.  Super cool.  All the things she likes, I do, for the most part.  I am excited to read more about Tess!
  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). 
  23. Make a serious effort not to complain at all, every day. I did not complain at all today.  Of course, this happens when you have very little interaction with others!
  24. Create a new bucket list: each day write down something I want, want to do, or place I want to go. I want to fall in love again.  The kind of love where you can’t live without the person and you want to spend every moment you have with them.  Someone that makes you a better person, and you them.  It’s been too long.
  25. Write a children’s book.
  26. Continue learning Astronomy.
  27. Continue learning Sign Language – one new sign a day! Today I learned jooging!  I like the words scheme we are currently on!
  28. Clean all the blinds.
  29. Vacuum 2x a week. (allergy season will be back!)
  30. Clean all the fans. 2 down, 3 or so to go!
  31. Take a picture of my abs again on the 31st! Hopefully see some change!

cheer me along!

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