So I started noticing a change in me on Sunday, Day 2. I was looking at one of my friend's FB status and it mentioned the Push up Challenge and how many she had done that day. So I went to www.hundredpushups.com. I knew that this friend was doing the challenge. I just wanted to find out more. Huh? ME??? So when I went there, I decided I would try to do a different one-200 squats (the link is on the aforementioned website).
I shoot a text to my friend, Leslie. Leslie is simply fabulous, she's lost tons of weight and has got the smokin' guns!! So I ask her, did she know there was a squatslogger? So she tells me she had seen it but hadn't looked at it. So then I tell her I'm in the process of signing up. She says, "Sweetness! I'll do it with ya!" just like that! How cool is that??? Can I just tell you I have some of the bestt friends-some of whom, I've never even laid eyes on in person. Leslie is in the midwest, I'm in the midatlantic, and one of my goals is to meet her and our other friend who lives in the midwest, and go white water rafting together! This is another reason for me to get fit:). I really want to get in shape and travel and see so much more of this great country.
So then later on Day 2, I'm getting myself geared up for Day 3 which starts the No Sugar Experiment. I am eating cookies like crazy so I can hopefully get it out of my system. Then I decide, I'm going to sign up for that push ups challenge as well. I need to start working on my upper body as well. And both the squats and push ups are good for me to work on for the next 6 weeks. Then I figure I will do the dips (for the triceps) the next 6 weeks. Just gotta figure out what I'll use to do those dips! After doing all that, I start making preparations for my meals for work the next day since I plan on bringing my lunch and snacks. So by the end of the day, I've done 2 initial tests-1 for squats and 1 for push ups-and I'm all packed for work!
Day 3 begins and I'm wondering about these headaches everyone who's in on the experiment has mentioned. I took some Advil but I seemed to be ok. I actually took it because my knees were sore. I got some turkey sausage burritos and ate my concocted tuna pasta salad for lunch along with some fresh pineapple later on. I had a hard boiled egg as a snack. On the way home from work, I stopped and picked up some groceries.
Ok, I was tempted by a few things but my only indulgence was Montery Jack Cheese! I bought some London broil steak, pork chops, strawberries, barley and lentils. Big change up from my usual mac & cheese, Doritos, cheese hotdogs, lasagna...and the list could go on for hours. So then, when I get home I ask my dear husband and daughter if they'd like to go for a walk. They say yes and we leave shortly!
Now this walk, is fairly straight for the first 20 minutes. Then you start going down the hill (which of course means you'll be going back up that hill:). Here's the hill:
Emma was simply awesome out there! It amazes me how much energy she has even when she starts to act sleepy:) She stuck through it but again, unless she died, Daddy wasn't coming home to get the car to pick her up!
I asked Em if she'd "take a picture of Mommy & Daddy" and she saiid "sure" ....
So we decided maybe we needed to get down to her level:)
Yesterday, Day 4, I did Week 1 Day one squats and push ups. I did my squats at work during a break. GO ME! I did the push ups at night. I noticed on Monday, Day 3, that my lower abs were hurting. Well yesterday they were as well. When I attempted to do the push ups I could feel where it was hurting my lower abs again. So I decided for this go around, I will do the modified on my knees. Then maybe after trying dips I will do the push ups again the way they are supposed to be done.
Today is the start of a new day and I'm hoping to get a nice walk at the track this evening(no hills for this girl-today anyway:) and we will hopefully bring Emma's bike so she practice that! I don't know what has happened, but I'm loving the changes in me!
WHATEVER YOU DO, MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!
"I will remember the lesson of the firefly who gives of its light only when it is on the wing, only when it is in action. I will become a firefly and even in the day my glow will be seen in spite of the sun. Let others be as butterflies who preen their wings yet depend on the charity of a flower for life. I will be as the firefly and my light will brighten the world." ~from The Greatest Salesman