30 Day Challenge

My workout schedule

I seem to go through a cycle of laziness and weight gain, followed by super intense workout regimen and weight-loss + toning up, only to fall back into laziness and weight gain. I am also a master of creating challenges for myself, but not always following through, or maintaining once I’ve finished.  I’m sure I’m not alone in this.  SO, one of my Twitter acquaintances, who no doubt remembers various tweets related to said cycle, reached out to me to join a 30 Day Challenge she is leading.  I’m a sucker for a challenge.  So I signed up.  We officially start today, but this weekend we filled out questionnaires about our workout and eating habits, took measurements, set our workout schedule for the week and hardest (i.e. WORST) of all, took before pictures and shared them with our private accountability group.  The group is already getting me excited with their sharing and encouraging words.  It’s a really honest group. I feel like we can put it all out there and we’ll help each other reach our goals.

Do you know how hard it is to take a good, honest look at your flabby, fatty body?!  And I am not trying to be a big self-hater or anything.  I honestly think I am not in just horrible condition (I strongly believe you do NOT have to be a size 4 to look good!), but I also know I am not taking good care of myself and I just don’t feel good about where I am health wise.  I want to have more energy and feel healthy and strong.  I’m hoping maybe this will be the kick in the booty I need to get back on track and, hopefully, stick with it for good this time.

SO, while I am not anywhere near ready to show you my before pictures right now, I am not above using public shame to help keep me accountable.  If I don’t stick with this program for the next 30 days–I’ll put my before pictures up here for the whole world to see.  And if I do stick with it, hopefully I’ll have some after pictures that I’ll be happier to share.  …that is to be determined! But for now, I figured I would at least share my first week’s planned workout schedule so I can feel like I am making a public commitment to follow through with this.

…I think I may have lost my mind with all of this but I’m actually very excited about it. What are you doing for yourself and your health right now??

5 Comments

  1. Good job on being motivated! I know you can do it. Are you doing the challenge on any site special? I know there’s one that if you don’t work out, you loose money.

    • Katherine

      Oh my goodness…I’m ready for a challenge but I don’t know if I have money to put up for it yet. haha. The girl who is leading the group is a trainer/coach for Team Beachbody (the company that distributes P90X, Insanity, etc) and they have a challenge program you can do BUT I couldn’t afford to sign on for that so she is also leading a free challenge group and we are doing it through a private facebook group. Everyone is posting their info and updates there so it’s a nice little accountability group. For me accountability is the biggest piece of it.

  2. Mindy

    I need to get back into better habits too! I’m in a major rut right now! I’ll check your blog for inspiration! You can do it and I think your Facebook challenge is a great idea!

  3. I have every faith in you and our group! I look forward to working with you and seeing you progress through the month.

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