Friday, March 2, 2012

I want to drink more water, and I want to recondition my core


So here is what I am doing about it!  For the next 30 days I intend to:

- Drink only water (tea or decaf black is ok too)
- Do full Chapter Six* exercises every day
- Track my progress!

I am totally taking control of the month of March.  I made a poster, so, you know, that means business!

(Sometimes I make these sort of promises to myself, then I let them slide.  This time, I am using the internet to hold myself accountable!  I will report back in April!)

UPDATE: 100% SUCCESS!


*Exercise After Pregnancy, by Helene Byrne

14 comments:

  1. Have you ever used futureme.org? You write letters to yourself for the future and get them emailed to you. It's a great way to "check in" with yourself part way through a challenge!

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  2. Do you feel you don't drink enough or that you drink too many caffeinated drinks? I know most people eat b/c they feel hungry although they should first start by drinking water as they might actually be thirsty, not hungry.

    Did you know that common advice of drinking 8 glasses of water is being more and more disputed. My doctor says to drink when I'm thirsty, never force yourself to drink a bottle of water to get the 'quota'. My husband has to see a kindney specialist and he also says don't just drink water because you think you have to, drink because you are thirsty.
    You don't state anything about 8 glasses in your post and I might just be babbling, but thought you might be interested.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/jul/13/myth-eight-glasses-water-day
    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/12/08/the-myth-behind-drinking-8-glasses-of-water-a-day/

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  3. ohhh and great for you on the workout. I'm bad in the winter, really bad...I swim in the summer but can't be bothered to do anything in winter, sighh.

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  4. I love the light in that first photo & that plant is so cool, my grandma used to have one! :)

    Good luck with your goals for March!! I use a calender to keep track of my workouts & it helps a lot!

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  5. Actually I drink too much juice... I don't drink pop or coffee ( miss coffee but the baby is against it)

    So I want to replace empty calories with only water!

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  6. Good luck Shannon
    xoxo
    Lulu

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  7. oh, this is COMMITMENT! If you want a killer core workout - download Nike Training Club if you have an iphone...honestly it's the best app ever, and has a variety of quick workouts to do. Have fun!

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  8. That sounds cool!

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  9. Thanks! I love my spider plant...but I should probably give it more water too!

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  10. Hmmm...I will save that app!
    Right now I need to get through basic stretches and realignment exercises so I can go for serious toning in Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 :)

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  11. Congrats! I think this is so important for mamas - keeps the energy up! If you're ever looking for a fantastic place to work out with the kiddies try fitfamily.ca (Babies & Bootcamp I think it's called) is excellent. You can bring your youngest to work out and in the summer you go outside! I've been doing this since I was pregnant with my first and it's amazing.

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  12. refresheddesigns .March 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Too funny- I always make the calendar poster when I'm serious about the fitness program too. Good luck, and I find green tea really helps with the svelte tummy!

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  13. I'm with you, sista! Trying to do a lot more of both myself! (And less time away from the computer....)

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