Tuesday, February 12, 2013

40 Days & Nights Without? Not This Time!

Last year, when I gave up soda for Lent, my weight didn't budge.  My mom thinks I am crazy for giving anything up at all.  So this year, I am going to try something a little different.  THIS year, I am going to add something every day for 40 days and 40 nights.

Is your curiosity peaked?  Here goes:  I am going to add exercises to my every day. They are as follows:

                       50 Crunches
                       25 Push Ups
                       50 Squats
                       25 Chair Dips

Doesn't sound like a lot, does it?  But I have a feeling by Day 40, I will be cursing myself for taking on this endeavor.  Fatigue and my crazy schedule means making time for anything extra is never as easy as it first appears.

Keep in mind that I am also headed to Mexico for a week.  It will no doubt be a real treat, but exercising on vacation?  Yuck.  And when you factor in that I am terrified for my fiance to see me exercise, this could be harder than it sounds.  But isn't that the point?  To challenge yourself?  To give something up is one thing; a very deprived feeling often follows.  To challenge yourself to add a little exercise into your every day routine is another, hopefully more positive thing.  I think it will pay off in confidence and for that reason, I am reluctant to measure my biceps and such beforehand.  I'd much rather judge it by how I look in a tank top or how my jeans fit.

So here goes nothing!  Care to join me?