"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dreams closer. "


Thursday, April 5, 2012

20 for 20 challenge

I have decided that I need to do my own exercise challenge. It is not over the top but it is just something I need to do to challenge myself and force myself to exercise on a daily basis in order to get back in the habit consistently. This is totally doable. I CAN DO THIS (I have to keep saying this to myself over and over).

I adapted this from a blog that I follow, Happy Texans. She did an exercise challenge where she walked/jogged/biked 3.1 miles for 31 days straight. She completed it too. Take time to read about her results, she also really monitored what she ate and she had some great fatloss/inchloss results b/c of it.

Anyway, so I decided to do something similar to her challenge but made it more doable for me.

I feel like if I can just get 4-5 consecutive days under my belt then I will be golden b/c I won't want to not complete my challenge at that point b/c that will be too much of an accomplishment for me at this point to not follow through on my plan.

I have finally tightened up my food enough that I have gone from maintaining my weight to dropping the fat...FINALLY. So now I just need to add the consistent exercise in to complete my puzzle.

The best part about this is that I am starting tomorrow, Friday, April 6th and NOT on Monday. My 20 days will be up on Wednesday, April 25th.

The rules are that I have to do some type of formal exercise for 20 minutes a day. It can be cardio or weights or a combination of the two. I have been going some to CrossFit classes which I will discuss in more detail later but they are 60 minutes long. The more minutes each day the merrier but I have to do at least 20 minutes.

I will keep you updated on what I do each day and keep a log of it here for accountability purposes.

If any one else wants to do it with me I love having groupies, POWER IN NUMBERS!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


So I have a friend that ask me somewhat regularly "Dawn, when are you going to update your blog? I look at it daily to see if you have posted something new. " So for her and maybe the one other person that might read my blog here goes.

My baby, Harlie, is approaching ONE!!! Yes, that is right, in about 5 1/2 weeks she will be ONE YEAR OLD! She a walking machine! She took her first steps at 9 1/2 months and by 10 months she was doing no crawling and all walking. She has now picked up the pace and can walk rather fast most of the time. She looks so cute. I need to get her on video and share it with you b/c she's small and she just walks around like she owns the place with a huge smile on her face. She is proud you can tell.

Lizzie, the middle girl just turned FIVE this past Sunday on April 1st. She was grinning from ear to ear all day when we would mention it was her special day. We went to eat dinner at Golden Corall, I think she likes the random food you can get right when you sit down and of course the chocolate fountain is a hit.

Chloe is 7 and seems so mature and grown up but goofy and silly at the same time which I love. I am so thankful that my kids can be good and well behaved children when they need to be but kick back and have a good time, laugh, dance and enjoy life too.

J - my husband, he is GREAT!! He is no longer coaching and is just a regular teacher and he is home every night and every weekend and WE LOVE IT!! He is so much help to me and the girls and I both love him being around more.

As for me, I have a lot to fill you in on as far as exercise and weight loss goes so I will save that for some later blogs so I will leave you with this quote that I found the other day, these things are everywhere now that pinterest is around. It just really hit home for me b/c it is exactly where I was, "interested" but I have moved on from this now and now I am "committed."

“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. ” ~ Ken Blanchard