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...
) a little too zealously, and pulled a muscle in my thigh.
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 challenge....my daughter challenged me to do this together with her, and we went for it.
The first day's exercises shocked me because I could hardly get myself up off the floor.
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,
not those that challenged me. Time to change! The challenge was taken up.
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!
The kick boxing video was the funniest point...if you were but a fly on the wall!!
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,
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.
Day 1's exercises were repeated on day 12 or 13, and I was so surprised to find that it went easier. Woohoo!
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. Well...day 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,
and constantly have to be aware of how I move.
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.
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
to visit my precious daughter and her hubby for 2 weeks.
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!
Have fun all. SP is fun....let's make it enjoyable by constantly visualizing the end-goal.