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I am READY for a new 4-week challenge!  I took last week as a bit of a rest week, so that I can dive in today!

 

Last month was my first challenge and I learned some great lessons.  Here are my goals for the next four weeks:

 

  • weight train 4x a week
  • hot yoga once a week
  • 100 oz of water a day at least 5 days a week
  • 8,000 steps a day on work days
  • meditate at least 15 minutes 4 times a week
  • journal 3 times a week
  • read Thinner, Leaner, Stronger by Michael Matthews
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11 minutes ago, NicTheRugger said:

journal buddies! Following to cheer you along!

 

Do you BuJo?  I noticed that you mentioned a habit tracker in your challenge thread.  I luuurrvveee habit trackers!

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1 hour ago, BlackCatMagic said:

 

Do you BuJo?  I noticed that you mentioned a habit tracker in your challenge thread.  I luuurrvveee habit trackers!

I do! I've found it so much more helpful than using a regular planner, because of how customizable it is! I've never been the best at sticking with my habit trackers, but I'm hoping that this challenge is going to force me to actually follow through!

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I find I am more motivated if I get to check off / color in those little habit tracker boxes.  There have been times when that was the only reason I did something - LOL!

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Day 2:

 

Didn't get home until almost 7:30, but still did my workout.  Nearly fell asleep in between hip thrust sets!

 

  • Legs / glutes day
  • 9,000+ steps
  • 100 oz water
  • journaling
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Day 3:

 

Rest day!

  • 10,000+ steps
  • 100 oz water
  • started Thinner, Leaner, Stronger

So far for the week, I am:

  • weight training - 2/4
  • hot yoga - 0/1
  • 100 oz of water a day - 3/5
  • 8,000 steps a day - 3/5
  • meditate at least 15 minutes - 0/4
  • journal - 1/3
  • reading - through Ch. 2

I feel like I am doing pretty good so far, though I need to get some meditation time in!  My schedule is pretty hectic this week, but the weekend should be better.

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Day 5:

 

Usually I would do Back and Biceps on Friday.  I am just exhausted though!  So tomorrow, I am going to do both my Back / Biceps and Leg / Glutes sessions.  That way, I can still have my Sunday rest day.

 

I also didn't get my steps in today.  However, it looks like I am on track for my 100 oz of water.  And I did journal today.

  • 100 oz water
  • journaled
  • on Chapter 7 of Thinner Leaner Stronger

So far for the week, I am:

  • weight training - 2/4
  • hot yoga - 1/1
  • 100 oz of water a day - 4/5
  • 8,000 steps a day - 4/5
  • meditate at least 15 minutes - 0/4
  • journal - 2/3
  • reading - through Ch. 7

 

 

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Day 6:

 

Did legs and glutes in the morning, then back and biceps in the afternoon.

 

So far for the week, I am:

  • weight training - 4/4
  • hot yoga - 1/1
  • 100 oz of water a day - 4/5
  • 8,000 steps a day - 4/5
  • meditate at least 15 minutes - 0/4
  • journal - 3/3
  • reading - through Ch. 8
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Day 7:

 

Rest day!

 

Got in all my water, and mowed the lawn to get all my steps.  Did some reading as well.  I didn't meditate a single time this week!

 

Week 1:

  • weight training - 4/4
  • hot yoga - 1/1
  • 100 oz of water a day - 5/5
  • 8,000 steps a day - 5/5
  • meditate at least 15 minutes - 0/4
  • journal - 3/3
  • reading - through Ch. 9 

 

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Just now, NicTheRugger said:

I love the progress you're making! You're doing great :D 

 

Thank you!  I actually had to buy heavier weights for my deadlifts and bench press!

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Day 8:

 

Week 2!  I am not feeling well at all this week.  I think I have cold or allergies or something.  Left work early with a migraine.  The headache cleared later, so I was able to work out - chest, shoulders, and glutes.

 

  • Chest, shoulders, triceps
  • 8,000+ steps
  • 100 oz water

Tried to get to bed early, but my chatterbox daughter wanted to talk.  She is leaving for college this fall, so how could I say no?

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Day 9:

 

Today was supposed to be legs and glutes, but I am just too tired.  So I ate a bunch of Girl Scout cookies and now I think I will go to bed.  I did get my water in though.

 

  • 100 oz water

 

 

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22 hours ago, BlackCatMagic said:

 

Thank you!  I actually had to buy heavier weights for my deadlifts and bench press!

Niiiice. Go you!

 

22 hours ago, BlackCatMagic said:

She is leaving for college this fall, so how could I say no?

Aww, trust me, she appreciates it. She'll miss you a lot and treasure moments like that. 

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I'm going to miss her as well!  She is really an amazing person.  My husband and I constantly wonder how she is so together and cool when we are both such giant nerds.  LOL!

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Day 14:

 

I have been completely exhausted and feeling sick the last few days.  I have trained or met a single of of my goals this week.  I'm not sure what is going on.  I started some new supplements, and I am wondering if I am having some kind of intolerance to them.  I stopped taking them and I will see if I start feeling better.  In the meantime, I can barely stay awake!  I spent most of the day sleeping today.  There is  A LOT going on, so maybe I am just stressed.

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Sometimes you just need to rest! We all get sick. It's more important that you allow your body time to recover and heal, so you can continue kicking butt and taking names when you're better again. Hope you get well soon!

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9 hours ago, BlackCatMagic said:

So after stopping the supplements, I am already feeling a bit better.  I stayed home from work today, and plan to rest.

 

Well, it sounds like you have an answer to the question.  Rest up and get back at it!

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Day 15:

 

Chest and calves.  I was feeling better so I did the first workout in the Thinner Leaner Stronger One Year Challenge.  It went very well.  I am feeling it a little today, which is nice.

 

Week 2:

  • weight training - 1/4
  • hot yoga - 1/1
  • 100 oz of water a day - 1/5
  • 8,000 steps a day - 1/5
  • meditate at least 15 minutes - 0/4
  • journal - 0/3
  • reading - through Ch. 12 
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