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Skinny jeans...even if they're mommy jeans

Monday, October 28, 2013

I'm sure no-one will want to know all about my journey through the skinny jeans challenge, but I promised myself I'd make a blog entry at halfway point. Well I'm at half way point, but will have to put myself back 4 days, at least. About ten days ago I did one exercise (not with coach Nicole, one of my own... emoticon ) a little too zealously, and pulled a muscle in my thigh. emoticon It's given me some trouble, so I took the last few days off to let my body do some repair....started again with a 20 min cardio walk today, and 10 mins of body weight exercises.
However, back to the skinny jeans daughter challenged me to do this together with her, and we went for it. emoticon The first day's exercises shocked me because I could hardly get myself up off the floor. emoticon Is that because I'm 55 or just plain unfit? LOL...I have seen women of 60 to 80 get up off the floor easier than I!! So, for me, it's being unfit! It showed me I need to work harder...I had been doing exercises that I had felt comfortable with, emoticon not those that challenged me. Time to change! The challenge was taken up. emoticon
Admittedly, there is one day in the week that I do no exercises or cardio, and in between I skipped a day here and there, so it took me about 20 days to get to day 14, but the point is...I was doing it and it felt good! emoticon The kick boxing video was the funniest point...if you were but a fly on the wall!! emoticon
I hope my SP friends didn't think I was a-boasting and a-bragging by posting my progress on my daily friend feed as my status, emoticon but strangely, I found that it helped to motivate me, because maybe someone was keeping track of me! I'm sure no one was, but it helped me to push on to the next day. emoticon

Day 1's exercises were repeated on day 12 or 13, and I was so surprised to find that it went easier. Woohoo! emoticon So now I'm at Day 15. I have lost centimeters here and there, but not exactly weight. I struggle with emotional eating (my biggest weakness).

I will blog again at Day 30 to let you know how the remaining 15 days went. 30 will be 20 days from now, since I am going to repeat the last 4 days, just to get a bit stronger again. I seem to injure easily, emoticon and constantly have to be aware of how I move. emoticon emoticon I'm also writing exams in between, so those days will be an extra challenge since I'm totally spent when I walk out of the exam room. emoticon

In the end, If I can finish this challenge it will be a victory for me...we're going to be getting on the plane to go 'down under' to OZ emoticon to visit my precious daughter and her hubby for 2 weeks. emoticon Maybe, just maybe I'll be able to get out of the mommy jeans, and into some SKINNY mommy jeans, if there is such a thing! emoticon

Have fun all. SP is fun....let's make it enjoyable by constantly visualizing the end-goal. emoticon emoticon
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    I have been enjoying your feed updates! You are getting fitter before my eyes.
    Wil you perhaps add stretches to your workout. They do make a huge difference!
    1089 days ago
  • PCOH051610

    You made giggle out loud which is not a good thing because I'm sneaking this in at work (in a college library) and almost had to shhh myself! emoticon

    I can only imagine me trying to do kickboxing! The image alone is enough to burn calories! Kudos for you for trying it.

    What courses are you taking exams in? I love doing courses but have decided to give myself some time off. I never seem to finish them, to be honest. What I mean, is, I have started a business diploma and an office administration diploma and have all but one course done of the first year of study and some of the second year. Ha! I can do them for free.

    Skinny jeans, well, hmmm, I don't think I could do them justice. My legs are probably my smallest part though but my stomach would make it a bit unattractive emoticon

    Good job you are doing! Where does your daughter live in Australia? I think you told me before but I'm a bit slow. emoticon My only sibling lives in Brisbane and I've been to Melbourne........quite a ways to go from Newfoundland. Luckily I stay in touch with my brother and he was home with his partner this past May.

    Do we get a picture of you rocking your jeans? I bet you will get into them no problem and you will look great as always!

    1089 days ago
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