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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Challenge!

Mission accomplished!! My goal was to get up and out of the house by 5:30, for a sweaty circuit training workout at the gym. I haven’t picked up Jillian’s, “Making the Cut”in almost a month and I am determined to get back on track. The reason I haven’t given the book a full review is because I never completed the whole thing.

I haven’t been sticking to my challenges and that is going to change. I am starting a new challenge this month, the challenge is to finish my challenges!!!

I have gained a nice 4-5 pounds this summer, and I am not going to obsessive over it, but I know it’s because I have ENJOYED the summer with sweets and treats! I know I can get those 5 pounds off in no time!! I think by getting back on my pushup and sit up challenge and doing Jillian’s “ Making the Cut”, I will get back to my normal weight and feel strong for my next marathon.

On to this mornings eats! This morning I made a Green Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie. I am loving this Chocolate Light Silk Soy Milk! (Andrea understands).

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I added in 1 cup of Silk, 1 cup ice, handful of spinach, flax seed, and a banana.

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I have dinner in the crock pot for tonight! The crock is my BFF this week! 

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Still loving my pedicure from last night, I feel so pretty :). 

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Off to work I go! Half way through the week!!!

Question: What are some challenges you need to finish???

21 comments:

Katie A. said...

Love the toes! What a nice hubby! Great question, but where do I begin?!? I am like you, I start out really well with an exercise plan, only to fall off after a few weeks or months. I always come home from a run and think, "oh, I will do double the sit-ups tomorrow, I'm too tired!" But then tomorrow turns into the next day and so on! I really need to follow through because I love the way it makes me feel! Happy Hump Day! :)

Lizzy said...

Lovin those toes girlie! :)

My challenge for sure, is keeping up with my workout schedule even though i'll be super busy! Nothing a little motivation and maybe a treat at the end won't fix right!

Can't wait to see what you have cookin that pot! Love me the crock pot! :)

Mandy said...

I have done the exact same thing this summer! Gained weight (lots more than 5 pounds, unfortunately) and NOT sticking to my challenges! I am definitely not giving up this month! I am determined to start shedding some of this weight and get back to my goal, where I had been comfortably for over a year... grr!

Your toes are so pretty!!!!!!! Love pedicures...feels like being spoiled :)

Eliza said...

I need to finish my Push-up/Sit-up/Squat challenges too!

I kinda allowed them to slip by the way-side so I got them restarted last night!

buffmuffy said...

good luck on your commitments! Hope you lose the weight you want without any bumps along the way!
-muffy

Runeatrepeat said...

You look great either way!

I need to stick with my Intuitive Eating challenge - and only eat when I'm hungry :)

Samantha~ said...

A pedi sounds so nice!! Might have to put that on the schedule for this weekend! My challenge is to focus on school more. I put off taking notes and doing an assignment last night, and I completely regret it now. Today's lunch will be spent doing homework instead of browsing blogs :( !!

katie said...

i feel the exact same way you do, about getting back on track now that summer is "over" - although unlike you i'm not really sure what to change up to lose the few pounds i gained over the summer. i'm hoping more veggies and strength training, less snacking will do the trick though.

Lacey Nicole said...

I NEED TO FINISH MY CORE CHALLENGE. i have completely stopped doing core. i just need to find more time to devote to this, i don't like rushing it or forcing it. i also haven't lifted in forever. any suggestions you have to just keeping up with things is so welcomed!

Pearl said...

can't wait to see what the crockpot is cooking up - and love your toes!

lifeofalli said...

I need to find a new challenge for the Fall. I trained for a century to stay in shape for my wedding in May, but now I need to find a new goal/race to stay motivated.

Tami said...

i have been training for a marathon and recently injured my lower leg, it's getting better but the marathon is right around the corner so i need to decide if i am going to run or not, deal with the pain or move on to the next challenge, decisions, decisions

sandy said...

Hello! I am glad I found your blog, its hard to find california blogs! I live in san diego (oceanside)..last year I saw that same view you have from your house from mine of the fires luckily they never reached us and I hope the same for you! I heard the fires have calmed down a bit so good news!!!!

jenngirl said...

Getting back on track from summer has definitely been a HUGE challenge for me over the past month. I think I'm finally sinking into a routine, but I'd like to be better about sticking to my weight training 3 days a week :)

Thanks for sharing such a positive and motivated attitude about enjoying yourself over the summer and NOT beating yourself up about it. We can all benefit from your positivity!

Ali said...

Your toes look sooooo pretty!

Ali said...

You toes looks adorable! Do you know the name of the color?

Jules said...

Your toes remind me how much I need a pedicure :)! Very purty!

I think I've put on a few lbs this summer also, but no sweat, it's not like we are lazy. They will melt off quickly!

discombobulated said...

I am actually training for my first 5k!!!! I have ran two days this week and am running tonight. So far I am loving it but my challenge is going to be to keep it up and actually run in the St. Jude 5k. Hopefully by next year I will be running the half marathon!! Any pointers for ?

http://missdiscombobulated.blogspot.com/

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I'm glad to hear that things have calmed down a bit and everything is going well! I was worried about you girl! :D

And oh yeah on the CS! Wooo!

Laura said...

Can't wait to here what you think about Jillians "Making the Cut". I recently got the book and have done some of her circuits and so far I really liked them!

anemia said...

I have been training for a marathon and recently got a back strain, it's getting better but the marathon is right around the corner so I need to decide if I am going to run or not.