22 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 #22! 95 sit ups; 140 crunches; 55 leg raises; 85 sec plank.
  3. Do this ab workout 2x a week: http://youtu.be/vkKCVCZe474  I need to make this up once for last week – so I need to do it 3x this week.  And I did it once today!
  4. Do this ab workout 3x a week (NEW VIDEO 8/8): http://youtu.be/08Bi8hMdwa4 I owe this week one from last week – so I will do this 4x this week.
  5. Go to yoga 4x a week (focus on spine strengthening series!) I had it on my calendar to go today, but because of a morning dentist appointment, I had it for this afternoon.  I really lose steam as the day goes on.
  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. I did the plow!  It was the first time in a few days and it was sort of rough.  I need to do it daily.
  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. I did some stretches on the floor today.
  8. Do this 30 day squat challenge (it includes rest days!) Today I completed through day #22! 80 squats. I am going to start changing these up from regular squats by doing different types of squats like on this page: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/c8/03/26/c8032658824b6e76204e6929f6fc754e.jpg  Today I did the narrow 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 over 100 ounces of water & tea 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 give some sporting event tickets to wanting kids in your area.  I will put this on my list of things to do. 
  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; 8/21 – Complete!
  16. Read at least 2 books this month (besides business reading). I read The Litigators and a Batman book this month. – Complete!
  17. Compliment someone every day. In person. I complimented the Dentist on their nice, new office – and how I could walk to it.
  18. Discover a new blog/blogger every day. I have been writing a series of posts on jackjosephsmom about my road trip with my father to college – so today, I searched road trips and discovered the amazing Annie over at Tin Can Traveler! Annie travels around in her motorhome taking pictures and spending various amounts of time in different places.  She is amazing!  What a great way to live! As a self0described wanderer, she also photo journals her adventures and her pictures are amazing!
  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 go to Ibiza and dance all night long.
  25. Write a children’s book.
  26. Continue learning Astronomy.
  27. Continue learning Sign Language – one new sign a day! Today I learned tennis.
  28. Clean all the blinds. Those bedroom blinds are calling my name.  Eek!
  29. Vacuum 2x a week. (allergy season will be back!)
  30. Clean all the fans. 3 down, 2 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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