Thursday, June 14, 2012

30 Day Fitness Challenge- Day 25

Good morning!  How is your morning?  While this post is about my fitness challenge for yesterday I must state that I've already walked a mile up and down a bluff this morning!

Ok down to business.

Active Challenge: Accumulate at least 15 minutes of standing or walking during the day.  Alright, I had to laugh at this.  I might accumulate that much time not standing or walking on an easy day.  Yeap I definitely made this challenge several times over!

Exercise Challenge:  Spend at least 10 minutes working your abs.  Check!  I did several situps and cross crunches.  My abs are the main area that I would like to firm up so I work those daily.  Unfortunately, I still have not noticed much of  a change, but still persevering.  They gave us several exercises to try, but they all involved a ball which I don't have.  Oh for extra money to buy one!  Oh well.  I also did some reverse crunches.  I also ran a mile in just under 6 minutes!  So excited.  I used to be able to run a mile in under 5 minutes so I'm getting there!

Flexibility Challenge:  They gave us some yoga exercises to do.  I did about 20 minutes of stretching in the morning and 20 minutes of stretching in the evening instead. 

Nutrition Challenge:  Use a smaller plate or bowl for at least one meal today.  I used a smaller glass plate for supper.  Here are our meals.  Breakfast was yoghurt with strawberries, snack was apples, lunch was ham and cheese sandwiches(on lettuce not bread) with a few sweet potato crisps and carrot sticks, snack was pretzels and grapes, supper was steaks on the grill with garlic corn and baked beans.

Mind/Body Challenge:  This was a bit funny to me as a stay at home mome.  If you get tired in the afternoon do one of the following to wake yourself up: 

  • Take a short walk
  • Drink a cup of unsweetened tea
  • Chew on anything with spearmint (mints, gum, etc.)
  • Have a tall glass of flavored sparkling water
  • Walk up and down some stairs
  • Go outside and take some deep breaths
  • Work a crossword or other kind of puzzle
  • Take your dog for an extra walk

  • I do get a bit tired in the afternoon, but yesterday was laundry day so I was running up and down the hill in our yard and the flat part hanging up clothes.  Yeap I definitely kept myself awake!

    Don't forget to check out my previous days below--only 5 more to go!  Also jump on over and see what Kandi has been up to at Gluten Free For Jen.

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    1. I loved reading ur fitness routines. I will try to follow some of them as they are quite inspiring.

    2. Thanks for sharing your journey the little steps can really add up.

    3. This is awesome, I need something to jump start me.