Thursday, August 18, 2011

beautifully made

Week 2 Thursday
Strong is Sexy Fitness Challenge  
It was an hour over my goal bed time last night when I finally turned out the lights, but I really needed to pep talk from my mom.  I've been stressing a bit the last few days, since I found the house I want to buy, but I'm a few bucks short of being able to make an offer and just feeling like I may not get there.  We talked for a while and came up with a game plan, so now I'll be working the next few weekends to help better my chances of attaining my goal of being a homeowner and I'm feeling very confident that it's going to happen very soon. 

I decided to make up my workout from Tuesday today and put on a pair of black capri's and a sports bra and headed out for a run.  I was only planning on being out for 30 minutes, but ended up being out just under 40.  I was able to go a little further and only took 2 walk breaks 1) to re.energize and 2) when I headed up the very large hill.  I still haven't been able to talk myself into running up this very steep grade.  During my run I was a little frustrated with my headband.  For a non-slip hold it didn't do very well since it fell off twice. 

My workout attire for this challenge has been very minimal as most off the workouts I've done either on the porch or in my room, so there really isn't a need to try to look cute, or wear a ton of layers, especially since you sweat like crazy with these workouts.  Today I debated for a second if I should put on a shirt , but opted for just the sports bra and surprisingly it wasn't to bad.  It's actually been a goal of mine to be so fit that I feel comfortable enough to just wear a pair of shorts and a sports bra, but I'm not 100% as  I'm not quite there with the shorts.

It's been invigorating completing these workout challenges and I've started seeing and feeling a difference in my body.   My abs and legs feel firmer and I'm feeling fantastic.  I can't wait to see how I feel and look once I complete this challenge. 

* Amp up your cardio today.
   Go to a fun dance class, jog, walk, bike, rebound, hike or whatever movement
   you love to do for 30 to 60 minutes. Whatever you do, make sure you are
   sweating. If you’re not, work a bit harder until the sweat starts running.
* 20 push ups (take as long as you need using correct form)
* 20 crunches
* 20 star jumps

View Daily Workout

daily affirmation
I live in awe and curiosity at the wonder of my bod

View Daily Eats
not added

daily review:
* read Scale Down ch. 0 pg 00-00 (00 minutes)
* Tomorrow's Workout: Suicidal Sweat by bodyrock
* in bed by 12pm and lights out by 12:30pm
* repeated the daily affirmations throughout the day
* noted my workouts and meals in my journal
* eats were pretty on.

Here are two links I came across yesterday that I want to check out:
* Cake Suite: Liked the logo and website design
* Body Beautiful: This is a conference to help women feel more confident.

1 comment:

  1. The low-calorie diet, regular cardio exercises and strength training fully support the abdominal exercise. You'll find plenty of myths within the fitness industry that ab workouts won't generate fat loss.