16 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 #16! Rest Day!
  3. Do this ab workout 2x a week: http://youtu.be/vkKCVCZe474  I did this today.
  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!) Today I went to the 1:oo 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 plow – I am definitely feeling more flexible!  It doesn’t hurt as much! 
  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. Been working through many of the various stretches I have previously posted. And I manage to get deeper into postures today in yoga, including locking my left knee!
  8. Do this 30 day squat challenge (it includes rest days!) Today I completed through day #16! 80 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! I desire a firmer butt, so I got a little obsessive today! I found: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awnHbinfGr8; http://pinterest.com/pin/525302744006326810/; http://pinterest.com/pin/497084877591786262/; http://indulgy.com/post/joROy2VaQ1/butt-exercise;  and I plan to do them tomorrow or Sunday; probably Sunday – busy day tomorrow!
  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 a gallon of water today!
  12. Eat 5x a day. I ate 5x today!
  13. Do the Pay it Forward App 5x a week. Today’s PIF challenge of the day was to offer a free night of babysitting to a couple that needs it.  I do a lot of free babysitting as it is.
  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 IJ on a great class today.
  18. Discover a new blog/blogger every day. I have a terrible headache this evening, so I searched for “headaches”.  Nothing inspired me.  I have struck out at multiple store desperately searching for tea tree oil, so I searched for that and nada!  So I went back to one of my old favs = challenges. In the blogs that came up under “challenges”, very few intrigued me, and those that did I was already following, until… The cold shower topic intrigued me, especially since I could use one for various reasons.  But I also liked the title and premise of the blog –Delimit Life.  What a great thing to look to do and something I may consider in the future for other challenges, not the cold shower part – but taking a look at delimiting my life.  Looks like a very new blog, so I am excited to get in on the ground floor.
  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 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 to take a ride in a hot air balloon.
  25. Write a children’s book.
  26. Continue learning Astronomy.
  27. Continue learning Sign Language – one new sign a day!
  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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