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Challenges Til Wedding!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Well I have been looking to see what challenges I want to do and I have finally made the list. I have recruited Ron to do the challenges with me. Makes me feel better knowing that I have some to do them with. I have pictures with most of them that I will post in case any body wants to do it with us. There are a few where I don't have pictures. 2 of them are from a group on facebook and another one I found online for the Wedding.

~ Tank Top Arm Challenge.

December 3rd- 26th
~Abs So Tightly Right Challenge

January 1-30
~Butt Challenge

February 1-28
~ Lose The Love Handles Challenge

~Full Body Challenge

April 1-30
~Tank Top Arms Challenge
(Sorry this is on the facebook group)

May 1-30
~Little Black Dress Challenge emoticon

June 1-30
~Burpee Challenge

July 1-30
~Ab & Squat Challenge

July 27-Oct 9
~ 75 Day Butt & leg Challenge (Sorry this one is also on facebook.)

August 1-30
~Plank challenge & Leg and Butt Challenge

September 1-30
~Wedding Prep Challenge (This is the one I found on a website so no pic.. )
~Butt & Leg Challenge

October 1-9
~Butt & Leg Challenge

October 10th- Wedding Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JADOMB 11/8/2014 8:25PM

    Now do it. ;-) I too like to lay out plans but have gotten better at winging it when things come up. Like the last couple days since I developed this cold. I wasn't feeling well enough to jog or do ST, but I was well enough to just walk. So I still got my steps in and feel good about still doing something, but I just didn't think my regular routine would be good for me. So be ready to make changes on the fly.

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Self Sabotager

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I am my own worse sabotager . (may not be a word but it works.)

I had a revelation while I was in the shower. I happen to do my best thinking in the shower. It may be because it is alone time, may be because I take long showers because I like standing in the hot water and end up thinking about anything and everything, especially my problems.

Well it hit me today that I sabotage myself. A lot . No matter how prepared I am for the journey, my mind always plays a big part. And once my mind starts thinking that something is wrong or I'm not doing something right, then my body reacts and does exactly what I don't want it to do. Then once started, it is so hard to stop. It is like a domino affect.

I have come up with a plan to counteract this self sabotaging. I am going to enlist Ron's help. I plan to let him know what is going on, what I am thinking and ask to, when he starts to see me making poor choices, say something about it and help me get back on track. I am hoping this will help. I am confident that it will because I may not recognize making a poor choice until I have made more than one, where as he can recognize it right away and get me back on track.

I may not have mentioned this before, but I have a goal in mind. My wedding is next October, I have about 11 months until it. I want to look great on my day. I want to feel good about myself and feel healthy. Right now my wedding dress is a size 18, and I just barely fit into it. My goal is to be at a size 12 dress for my wedding. I feel this is an attainable goal.

To help me attain this goal, 1.) I am asking all my friends on here to lend me support and encouragement and motivation. (I am going to need it.) 2.) I have decided to do fitness challenges each month until then. I am going to come up with them and lay them out in a plan and will blog that plan later. and 3.) as I have I already mentioned, I plan on enlisting Rons help.

Yes, all my best thinking and realizations happen in the shower.

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JADOMB 11/8/2014 8:21PM

    I will do my best to help you along sweetie, but just understand that I'm a firm believer in self motivation. When relying on others we find reasons and excuses to fail. When only ONE person is responsible, it's much harder to find excuses that don't just point back to the person in the mirror. I'll pray for you and do my best. Keep the faith.

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NUTKINNB 11/6/2014 9:38AM

    You've got this & we're here to cheer you on!

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TREKPURRSON 11/5/2014 7:02PM

    emoticon on realizing your own self-sabotaging behaviors and speaking up to ask for help with this problem! You have real courage! Keep on striving towards your goal for your wedding dress, but don't obsess over the size 12! Good motivator, but realize you are beautiful (at any size) and worth the efforts it will take on your part to get healthier! God bless you on your wedding day. you will be a beautiful emoticon

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RYDERB 11/5/2014 4:40PM

    emoticon on your upcoming wedding! What a great reason to help you stay focused on your goal. emoticon emoticon

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STORMWATCHER3 11/5/2014 4:12PM

    The more you set yourself up for success the more likely you are to succeed! emoticon emoticon You will get there!

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STORMWATCHER3 11/5/2014 4:12PM

    The more you set yourself up for success the more likely you are to succeed! emoticon emoticon You will get there!

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DAVISM6 11/5/2014 2:27PM

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Sounds like a solid goal and a solid support system... you can do it!

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Getting The Glow

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Today was Day 2 of my tank top arms challenge and holy pushups.. yea had to do a lot of pushups and let me just say this, I HATE PUSHUPS!! Not to mention that I have to do modified ones.. Someday I hope to be able to do a regular pushup but today isn't that day. My arms are definitely sore tonight. I think that I will probably even feel it tomorrow!! But it's a good sore. Once I get done with the challenge I'll have to post a before and after pic of my muscles

Definitely got my 10 minutes of fitness in today. It ended up getting up to 63 today, so around 10 this morning I took one of the dogs for a walk.. I didn't feel like trying to handle both dogs. Especially with not feeling good I wasn't sure if it would be a good idea to try and manage both dogs. Anyways, we had a very nice walk. It was nice to be able to be outside and smell Autumn! And I was so happy that it didn't rain today.

Not only did I get a walk in, but I did my arm challenge and road my bike for a little bit while waiting for Ron to get home. And then even just while listening to music a little bit ago I decided to dance! Definitely had fun doing that.

Today was also my 3rd day in a row of getting my Glow Getter Award for reaching my goal of 10,000 steps a day! I was so excited. It looks like I started a streak there! Now all I wanna do is make sure I get my 10,000 steps in!!

Today was by far a good day.

Here's to hoping tomorrow is just as good and I feel better! Cheers!! emoticon

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DEWILL2 10/28/2014 10:41PM

    emoticon Doesn't it feel good when you get a good workout in?

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TankTop Arms

Monday, October 27, 2014

Long day again today..
I'm free to complain right? I mean, it is a Monday after all.

Woke up this morning and could barely talk... Saying bye and I love you to Ron was something that I can't even call a whisper. Of course after a few hours it got better, only to get worse again around mid afternoon... Right around 3 p.m. I was wishing I could go to bed and not wake up until tomorrow morning.. The real unfortunate part was that I couldn't even think about relaxing because I was at work...

However... even though I was feeling pretty miserable today, I didn't let it get the best of me. I will admit though that I did NOT want to work out tonight. I just wanted to relax and hopefully go to bed early. Well I didn't let myself relax and seeing as I'm still up typing this and it is already 10:37 p.m. I think I can safely say that I did not go to bed early.
The thing that motivated me to get my workout in was knowing that I have a 7 day streak going and I definitely wanted to keep it going! No only did I get my 10+ minutes of activity in, I decided to do a Tank Top Challenge that a friend of mine had made in April. I got Day 1 of 10 completed! My arms are definitely feeling it. But I feel very happy with what I did today even though I was feeling pretty icky. =) And it has me looking forward to tomorrow for Day 2! #SweatingForMyWedding

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_CYNDY55_ 10/27/2014 11:28PM

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