19 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 #19! 85 sit ups, 120 crunches, 50 leg raises, 75s 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!) I went to the 1 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.
  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 while on my mat today.
  8. Do this 30 day squat challenge (it includes rest days!) Today I completed through day #19! 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 did this yesterday.
  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 78 ounces of water today.
  12. Eat 5x a day. I ate 4x today!
  13. Do the Pay it Forward App 5x a week. Today’s PIF challenge of the day was to offer babysitting for a single mother.  I don’t have the energy for this – I am sure you can understand.
  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). I read The Litigators and a Batman book this month.
  17. Compliment someone every day. In person. I complimented IEK on a great glass.
  18. Discover a new blog/blogger every day. I have a strong desire to camping.  It likely won’t happen as I have these nightmares, but it’s a nice thought, and maybe next year I can catch up on all the activities I want to do but have been unable to do…  Anyways, I searched “camping” and found Like Purls Off a String.  What drew me in the photographs from a recent trip to Presqu’ile.  They are gorgeous shots!  I kept reading because the writer, Kylie, takes gorgeous pictures!  She has a list of books she loves – which intrigues me as well.  Also, she is a knitter, and it is my goal this fall to finally learn how to knit!  I am excited to have discovered this blog!
  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 a new vacuum.  Which one?  I don’t know.
  25. Write a children’s book.
  26. Continue learning Astronomy. Today, in addition to the “Sky Guide” and “Night Sky” apps I use to learn astronomy, I bought Spark Charts on astronomy, to learn more than just the constellations.
  27. Continue learning Sign Language – one new sign a day! Today I learned bicycle.
  28. Clean all the blinds.
  29. Vacuum 2x a week. (allergy season will be back!)
  30. Clean all the fans. 3 down, 2 or so to go, as I cleaned another one today!
  31. Take a picture of my abs again on the 31st! Hopefully see some change!

cheer me along!

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