Posts Tagged ‘workout’

September 4 Barre Fitness Challenge

Today was a tough day – maybe because I did a workout at 6 last night and then came again first thing this morning. Or maybe because I sent my little girl who is not even three yet- on the school bus alone to her new program. Today was her first day. It was so hard not to just take her back off the bus and run inside and lock the door. We both made it though, and although there are some issues to address in her school day, I think hopefully in a week or two, everything will work out. So a big YAY on making it though todays workout!

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Almost half way!

It is February 13th today, and that means that I am one day away from the half way mark in this month long challenge.

Here is an image of what my workout challenge this month entails:

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So today consisted of 12 pushups, followed up by 85 leg lifts and finally 130 squats. WHEW! That was enough to exhaust me completely. I am definitely feeling stronger than I was at the beginning of this month!

I am also still partaking in a no sugary drinks, gluten free, no chips, candy and garbage. I will however admit that I did have fries on night with a bun-less burger. I will justify it by saying that although it was deep fried, at least it was gluten free( fried in peanut oil). I do not feel any guilt about my eating choices this month. I think I am doing fantastic. The lesson that I am trying to teach myself is moderation. I can have fries, or a soda, or even some chips… what I can’t have is only  fries, sodas and chips .

So tomorrow is hump day, and I start on the last half of the month, and the last half of this challenge. I hope that its as successful and as rewarding as this first half.

XXOO,

Mira

February – A new Month

Last night I had a realization. The realization was that I have really slacked off in caring for my health in the last month and a half… maybe even longer.  I have let bad food choices take over my life, and sugar become a constant. I honestly can’t remember the last time I chose a bottle of water over a soda. I stepped on the scale today and realized that I have regained 5lbs that I have worked so hard to lose. So I need to change, challenge myself to stay on top of this.

Last night I sent the hubby a text telling him that “Tomorrow is a new month and that means I’m starting a new challenge. Please bring home some McDonald’s for a last chance feast of grossness.” He complied perfectly.

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Please note that I did not eat this all myself. I happily shared, and I didn’t have the cookies, or most of the soda… I feel good about that… which is a plus because I didn’t feel good after I scarfed down ten nuggets and a medium fry.

So, this new month, and starting a new challenge.  I have been racking my brain trying to think of what parameters I am setting to this goal.

Fitness and Food.

Food:

  • No sugary drinks
  • No junk food ( deep fried garbage, chips, candy)
  • Avoid Gluten as much as possible
  • Avoid processed foods as much as possible ( which just gave me a pang of sadness as I rememembered the nacho cheese sauce in the fridge that I LOVE… oh well! )

Fitness:

I am going to attempt another fitness challenge.  I know that my last experience with a challenge was less than stellar, I pushed myself into something I was not ready mentally or physically for. This Challenge is less demanding, and I am hopeful that it will wreak havoc on my body and I will get stronger because of it.

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Still, looking at the challenge… it is going to give me a run for my money. Good thing I found this for free online. 😉 And even if I cant do 40 push ups or 100 leg lifts by the end, I will still be helping my body by trying to do something. I have also realized that this month has 28 days, and the challenge has 30. So with that, I am either going to skip two days in the middle somewhere to catch up so I end at the end of the month on 30 OR I will end the challenge on the 28th day and have the last two days as a bonus if I feel like doing them.  I haven’t decided yet.

I think that I am going to change one thing about this challenge month.  And that is the frequency of my blogging.  For the past challenges, I felt it was necessary to update every single day. This time around, I am not going to put that stress on myself.  I am doing this month’s challenge strictly for myself, I need to get my health back on track. I will blog about my challenge, or maybe new recipes I am trying, or just about random stuff.  When, what, and how often… who knows?! But I am here, and If you aren’t hearing from me often enough, you can always click the comment section below and send me a message, or many of you are also on my personal Facebook account, as well as my Pickles are Cucumbers Group. I’d love to hear from you, if its just to say hi, or to comment on something I am doing or have said.

So today is Day 1.  Here I go!

XXOO,

Mira

90 Day Challenge – Day 90

Day 90 – Bikini Body Mommy Challenge (www.bikinibodymommy.com)

Fitness test day! LAST DAY EVER!!!!

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XXOO, Mira

90 Day Challenge – Day 89

Day 89– Bikini Body Mommy Challenge (www.bikinibodymommy.com)

Cardio Day!

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Good Luck and see you tomorrow!

XXOO, Mira

90 Day Challenge – Day 88

Day 88– Bikini Body Mommy Challenge (www.bikinibodymommy.com)

Cardio Day!

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Good Luck and see you tomorrow!

XXOO, Mira

90 Day Challenge – Day 87

Day 87 – Bikini Body Mommy Challenge (www.bikinibodymommy.com)

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Good Luck and see you tomorrow!

XXOO, Mira