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This time of year always makes me want to organize and get things done!

That being said, I love lists! Let me say it again, I love lists! I actually prefer paper lists to the lists on my iphone apps, but I do use both. I really believe that you need to write down your goals and your to dos, if you want to have any chance of making them happen.

So, there are a few things that I would like to accomplish before the end of the year. What are they, you ask?

Well, here we go:

  • take a photography course (I love my Canon Rebel, but want to learn how to really use it well)
  • start a weekly yoga class (I did yoga when I was pregnant and have been wanting to get back to it)
  • hike the Grouse Grind (it has been years since I did the Grind)
  • enter (and run, of course) a 10km race (or fun run)
  • finish the picture wall in our upstairs hallway (about 75% done so far)
  • starting training classes with the puppy (she is 6 months old!)
  • start skiing again (I grew up skiing but haven’t been in years and years!)

I am sure there are a few more things I would like to do, but let’s just see if I can knock a few things off this list.  Wish me luck!

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linking up with The Jenny Evolution Friday Flash Blog

 

Time flies

Almost 3 weeks ago, my sister and I issued ourselves a challenge. Do the plank and push ups every day for the month of July. I’ll admit, it was practically my idea. I’ll also admit, that I am probably the one sister who is not participating in my own challenge.

I have time to check FaceBook, post on Pinterest, write our blog, text my friends, hang out with my kids (this one especially time well spent), go for a run, walk the dog, etc. But for whatever reason, I cannot seem to find 2 minutes to plank and do push ups.

Don’t put off today…

what you can do tomorrow.  I’ve heard this saying for as long as I can remember!

I am a mom in my mid-forties to young children.  I exercise to maintain my sanity, to keep up with them, to reduce stress, and so I can drink more wine, etc, etc.  You know the reasons.

When it comes to the strength challenge that my sister and I are doing, I am definitely putting it off.  Why?  Not sure.  I can count on one hand how many times I have done push ups since July 1st.  The plank is being done a bit more frequently, but just a bit.  Considering the total time for both is about 2-3 minutes, I am not sure why I am not working it into my day.

Although, it is good for me, it feels like a punishment.  A punishment, however, that is good for my health.

I run fairly regularly throughout the week, so adding this is should be oh so easy!  But it isn’t. Weight and strength training doesn’t have the instant gratification that running does.

Today, I did my run and my plank.  But no push ups.  Maybe tomorrow…

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, you’re always a day away 🙂

Strength Challenge

My sister and I often talk about how easy it is (or should be) to plank and do pushups every day. Five minutes worth of effort, if that? And amazing results for said efforts.

We both go in spurts where we knock out a minute plank and 3 sets of 10 pushups or so. And then we stop. Fall off the fitness wagon.

So! Today we decided to challenge ourselves to plank and pushup EVERY DAY for the month of July. Or what’s left of it, anyway!

I planked today for 1:01. Shaking, quivering etc…

Did 2 sets of 12 pushups…on feet, not knees. Probably don’t go low enough.

Granted, I also need to boost my cardio but that may be another challenge. This month my goal is to plank for 2 minutes (stop laughing if that seems lame).

Let’s go, Sis!!! We can do this!!!