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. Thanks for sharing keep at it

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