31 august 2013

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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!) Ended yesterday.
  3. Do this ab workout 2x a week: http://youtu.be/vkKCVCZe474  I lost steam on these as the month went on.
  4. Do this ab workout 3x a week (NEW VIDEO 8/8): http://youtu.be/08Bi8hMdwa4 See above comment.
  5. Go to yoga 4x a week (focus on spine strengthening series!)
  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. I did a few of the regular stretches I have been doing on the floor.
  8. Do this 30 day squat challenge (it includes rest days!) Ended yesterday.
  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 today!
  11. Drink at least 100 oz of water a day. I drank just about 50 ounces of water & tea today.
  12. Eat 5x a day. I ate 4x today!
  13. Do the Pay it Forward App 5x a week.
  14. Post one picture a day on Instagram following this 30 day photo challenge. @jackjosephsmom Ended yesterday.
  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.
  18. Discover a new blog/blogger every day. I spent time reviewing the Freshly Pressed bloggers.  I found some interesting ones.
  19. Follow this 30 day blog challenge. Ended yesterday.
  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. Ended yesterday.
  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).  I failed at this… I really didn’t do it all month.
  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 people to be kind to one another.
  25. Write a children’s book. I tried to write this several times and failed.
  26. Continue learning Astronomy.
  27. Continue learning Sign Language – one new sign a day!
  28. Clean all the blinds. Still have to do the bedroom blinds…
  29. Vacuum 2x a week. (allergy season will be back!)
  30. Clean all the fans. I got most of them cleaned.
  31. Take a picture of my abs again on the 31st! Hopefully see some change! Posted!  Saw some change, but not enough.
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