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40 Day Strength Challenge - Day 9

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      2 comments

It has been a little while (4 days) since I last blogged, because life has been a whirlwind. Four days ago I visited my mom and she had a stroke while I was present. I thank the Lord so much that I was there with her at the time, because otherwi... Read more

40 day strength challenge: Day 4 and 5

Friday, April 22, 2016      2 comments

Day 4 was yesterday (Thursday), and was a scheduled rest day. I will rest one day a week from exercise. Yesterday was such an emotional day for several reasons, that it was a very hard day and I wanted to binge. I felt the brunt of grief that I ... Read more

40 day strength challenge: Day 2 and 3

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday (day 2), I exercised to CIZE. I did the next to the last DVD for the first time. It was very difficult for me to catch onto the choreography that first time, and I did 20 minutes of it. But I feel ok about stumbling and bumbling around... Read more

40 day strength challenge: Day 1

Monday, April 18, 2016      5 comments

I completed my first 30 days of exercise (in a row) yesterday. Now, my new goal is to exercise 6 days a week and to incorporate strength training into my routine for 3 of those 6 days. Today was my first day. I worked out to The FIRM, and l... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 30

Sunday, April 17, 2016      6 comments

Today is my last day of my 30 day exercise challenge, which was to exercise every day for at least 10 minutes a day. What an experience! It was the first time in my life that I have exercised every day for 30 days. I am so glad I did it. I was a... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 29

Saturday, April 16, 2016      1 comments

Day 29...tomorrow is the last day of my 30 day exercise challenge. I planned on going full out with exercise today and doing the 40 minute DVD this morning when I got up. However, I struggled a great deal today and ended up doing only 15 minutes... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 27 and 28

Friday, April 15, 2016      1 comments

Day 27 and 28... getting close to the end of my 30 day challenge! Yesterday was day 27, and I exercised 20 minutes. I was so extremely exhausted because of my work schedule that I needed to be good to myself and not push myself too hard yesterda... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 26

Wednesday, April 13, 2016      3 comments

This morning the exercise was much easier. I got through the whole DVD (40 min) and even added a little flair to my dancing. About 25 minutes in, I wanted to quit, but somehow I ignored that thought and kept going. My blood pressure is lower and... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 25

Tuesday, April 12, 2016      1 comments

This morning I wanted to lay in bed a little longer, but I shook myself, got up and exercised to CIZE. I didn't expect today's session to be so fun... It sped by and I was done with the dancing and cool down in 40 minutes. I needed this boost, b... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 24

Monday, April 11, 2016      1 comments

Day 24. The ups and downs of life. I haven't been feeling that great (emotionally, not physically) yesterday and today. Lots of challenges yesterday and requests to act outside of my comfort zone, which was good for those I was doing service for... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 22 and 23

Sunday, April 10, 2016      1 comments

Yesterday I was excited to weigh in (after 3 weeks), but I was initially dissapointed, because I had not lost any weight from the week before. I see other ways I have improved, though. I can tell my weight has shifted, and I can now wear clothes... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 21

Friday, April 08, 2016      3 comments

Day 21 of the 30 day exercise challenge. I did 20 minutes this morning. I am trying to work on patience. A thought came to me... Why am I still winded and struggling when I have been exercising for 3 whole weeks? But then I shut that self-damagi... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 20

Friday, April 08, 2016      5 comments

Day 20. An exhausting day. Scraped by and did 11 minutes. So sleepy... Goodnight! emoticon... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 19

Wednesday, April 06, 2016      1 comments

Day 19. I always surprise myself, and I think I routinely underestimate myself. This is day 19 of my 30 day exercise challenge. I have been doing CIZE, and I am on the video "Full Out". There are lots of high impact moves in it, and I was sure I... Read more

Exercise by a newbie: Challenge Day 18

Tuesday, April 05, 2016      3 comments

Day 18. As I traverse this daily journey of commitment to daily exercise for 30 days straight, I am noticing that I have to face, head on, the situations that used to trip me up. Illness (a cold, flu or just not feeling well) used to trip me up ... Read more


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