17 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 #17! 75 sit ups, 100 crunches, 45 leg raise, 65s 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!) Today I went to the 8:00 am 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.! 
  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. Did a bunch of stretches on my mat prior to yoga, and really focused on the hip opening poses today.
  8. Do this 30 day squat challenge (it includes rest days!) Today I completed through day #17! 50 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.
  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 maybe 50 ounces 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 volunteer at a homeless shelter or food kitchen.  I will look for one.
  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). Today I started reading The Litigators by John Grisham.
  17. Compliment someone every day. In person. I complimented IC on a great class today.  I also complimented little S on her pretty birthday dress.
  18. Discover a new blog/blogger every day. I searched for “celiac” today and discovered Nummy for My Tummy – which is a blog dedicated to the author’s gluten-free & mostly Paleo Life.  Yum!  There are some amazing recipes on here and the are searchable by ingredient!  Can’t wait to stir some of these up!
  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. Even at a pedicure with C, where I had an ear to listen to me.
  24. Create a new bucket list: each day write down something I want, want to do, or place I want to go. I want these shoes: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-Spyridon-Womens.htm?activity=multiuse.
  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!

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