26 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 through day #26! 110 sit ups; 170 crunches; 60 leg raises; 100 sec plank. I did my crunches on a stability ball.
  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. 
  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 went to the 10 am class today.
  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.  I also tried some of these exercises: http://pinterest.com/jackjosephsmom/shoulder-stretches/
  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 my mat at yoga and while at home on the floor today.  I also did a few of these: http://pinterest.com/pin/303852306080083283/ – just like I did yesterday, and the day before…
  8. Do this 30 day squat challenge (it includes rest days!) Today I completed through day #26! 75 squats!  I did them Sumo style.
  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). I did this Friday.
  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 5x today!
  13. Do the Pay it Forward App 5x a week. Today’s PIF challenge of the day was to put some money in the charity jar when you pass by.  I always do this when I can – when I have change or cash on me.
  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 IR on a great class.
  18. Discover a new blog/blogger every day. I searched for “dating advice” for the heck of it.  One post led me to two interesting bloggers.  First, the blogger, Dream Body, blogs about Weight loss, Lifestyle & Relationships.  The first few posts I have read were amazing and very relatable.  I am already hooked.  The post that led me to discover Dream Body includes a question from (and a response to) Dateoholicdax. I have just begun to peruse his blog and I am overjoyed to read about relationship mishaps and other dating quandaries from a male point of view. Very excited about both discoveries today!
  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.) I rented and watched “Side Effects” on Sunday.  It was quite different than the last Channing Tatum movie I watched.  Best quote is near the beginning.  It went along the line of the Dr. saying “he saw his dead father driving a cab”. The cop says “he sees ghosts? So he’s nuts right?” And the Dr. said, “No, he not nuts.  It’s grief.”  That made me instantly like the movie. Oh, and did I mention that Jude Law is the Dr.?  It’s about a drug trial that treats anxiety.  It was interesting because the drug I currently take is not necessarily a trial drug, but it is certainly new and some of the side effects are vicious. I really enjoyed the twists of this movie.  It was pretty good. – Complete!
  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. I almost did.  It took all my restraint not to, but I did it!
  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 ballet or at a minimum a barre class.
  25. Write a children’s book.
  26. Continue learning Astronomy.
  27. Continue learning Sign Language – one new sign a day! Today I learned soccer.
  28. Clean all the blinds.
  29. Vacuum 2x a week. (allergy season will be back!) I vacuumed today.
  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!

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