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DIY - Down Dog Days of Summer...building momentum and official start

Friday, July 01, 2011

So the challenge officially starts tomorrow, but I feel like I'm off to a good start already. No field work today so I got Turbo Jam in again today during lunch, and TF Lower Body. (BTW, that stupid little toning band is seriously no joke). Got home tonight and found out the kiddo was going to be at the in-laws for the evening so I took my mom and my dog for a walk before he came home. (Yes, that means two workout sessions in one day.) Got out the sticker calendar and updated it, so we are off an running there. Changed the colors and updated my spark page a little. But...are we noticing one little detail yet? Challenge title? Any idea what my personal focus is going to be...and what I keep putting off? ...any guesses??

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Cardio is great. Muscle building is super important for losing. But my stretching, yoga, mind-body connection mat time...I'm super guilty of skipping it. Gotta work for it.

I keep picturing the movie "Stick It" where the main character is staring down the equipment before she trains...

But, I think I've managed to get myself off to a good rolling start for the official start of the challenge tomorrow. Yay! emoticon Weird to be so excited about a new challenge. Huh.

So..CHALLENGE 'TO-DO' for the next three days...

emoticon"You can eat whatever you want this weekend... IF you eat two healthy servings for every one crap serving. Keep a list of all the healthy stuff you eat cause I will ask you about it on Tuesday. Hopefully your list will be long."

-I recorded my food today. Good for me.
-During our walk mom asked if I had any requests for Sunday BBQ at her house. I suggested chicken breast and grilled veggies. Mom seconded the motion.
-Still trying to find out if we're doing anything with the in-laws. Hubby works 4pm to midnight for the entire 3 day weekend. I'm hoping we get together for swimming and lunch at his parent's one day. Otherwise, it's probably going to be a pretty normal weekend, despite the holiday. We shall see.
-Big food goal...WRITE IT DOWN. WRITE IT DOWN. WRITE IT DOWN. WRITE IT DOWN.

emoticon NEXT..."On 3 of the next 4 days, you must work out for a total of 30 minutes each day. This can be a power walk, a swim, chasing the kids around the yard for a full 30, a short run, mowing the lawn (with a push mower), jumping jacks, P90X i dont care. MAKE TIME. 30 minutes is nothing. I will have you report your activities on Tuesday, so mark them on your calendars."

So...field work for sure tomorrow. Might might it back to the office in time for a lunch break, might not. Kiddo will be spending the night at grandma's tomorrow night, and hubby is working, so the house will be all mine. So what's my plan for tomorrow? Well...I worked upper body yesterday, lower body today...so my big goal is abs/core tomorrow. I HEREBY DECLARE I WILL WORK MY CORE IN THE A.M. BEFORE WORK. If I make it back by lunchtime, then BONUS CARDIO...I'll do a quick TJ 20min, maybe TF HIIT 15 if my energy is feeling pretty high. And then...as I will have the house all to myself all night...I HEREBY DECLARE I WILL DO AN HOUR OF YOGA.

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, not sure yet, but I know it will be at least 30 minutes each day.

emoticon AND LASTLY..."On one of the next four days, you must workout for one full hour. Situps, running, biking, hiking, swimming, dancing in your kitchen, doing yard work, moving, I dont care. I will have you report your activities on Tuesday, so mark them on your calendars."

Well, I should be taking care of this one tomorrow. No...I WILL TAKE CARE OF THIS TOMORROW. FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011.

That is all.

I'm sleepy. Going to bed.
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