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!)


*Exercise After Pregnancy, by Helene Byrne


  1. Have you ever used 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!

  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.

  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.

  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!

  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!

  6. Good luck Shannon

  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!

  8. That sounds cool!

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

  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 :)

  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 (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.

  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!

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