June 03, 2014

one grand in june

so...no big deal guys, but since i'm quite the worker-outer these days i was specifically sought out by erin from living in yellow to participate in the 1000 minutes of working out in june challenge. 

that is a total lie. no...girlfriend did not specifically request my participation.

however, when she sent out a little PA to bloggers far and wide to participate...i said, i'm in. 1000 minutes in a month? ain't no thang.

then i did some number crunching (simple division) and realized that's 33.33 minutes every. single. day. for a month.

shocker - i'm not used to working out every single day. i can't even DRINK back to back days let alone strap on tennis shoes. no thanks. the last time i worked out back to back to back to back (and so on) was eight weeks before my wedding and i was probably only consuming about 1000 calories a day. hello eating disorder, nice to meet you.

it was during that same period i called my farmer and burst into tears sobbing, "i'm so hungry."

he told me to eat something. i think i did and i probably felt a hell of a lot better. and saner.

now, three years + one kid + stay at home mom gig...life is different. i can think of at least five things at any time that i would rather do than work out: eat chocolate chips, watch real housewives, play a stupid game on my iPhone, go pick up the mail, track down my farmer on the 4-wheeler. see...five things just like that.

i have a point - this challenge is going to be good for me! moderation. 30+ minutes a day. i've got this.

we're three days in and i've logged 103 minutes and 11 miles. great start! i think i'm well on my way to some new goodies from my new favorite store, eh-hum, lululemon. (don't say that word around my farmer.)
i'm eyeballing these, but i have to wait for my size to come back in stock. lame.

so...should you be feeling inspired...go get your sweat on. do it.

10 comments:

  1. Those shorts are so cute. And such great incentive to work out. Starting tomorrow with the challenge :)

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  2. 1000 minutes it's rough. I will fully admit that I'm too lazy to do that, but I definitely going to see about maybe doing 500 minutes of exercise this month. That seems a little more manageable for me.

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvillelife.com

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  3. Ugh, I hate working out. I guess I'll do it though... :P

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  4. So what counts towards these 1000 minutes? Does walking count? Or does it have to be legit workouts at the gym? I'm interested. Three days in, I think I can still catch up! :)

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  5. I totally decided to join in on that too :D I am so excited!

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  6. whoah! I might have to actually participate in this (even though I didn't get a cool invite). I'm pretty sure my growing thighs are an invite enough. ha!

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  7. I didn't know she was doing this one too! I did the 1800 minute challenge, and I did really really well with it - I will definitely definitely look into this challenge!

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  8. Get it! I'm a self proclaimed workout junkie logging 5-8 workouts a week. Yes, you read that correctly. You got this and you'll be craving more when you're done. Keep up the hard work. Oh, and I love those short too :)

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  9. i recently started working out again and one of my first 'rewards' was a new outfit from fabletics! if i'm going to be hitting the gym i definitely need the right gear ;)

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  10. Hi my name is Katie and I used to swing by your blog daily...and now, well I don't. I want to but for some reason that "time" thing isn't allowing me too. Just caught up on a couple amazing posts - weird. Miss the daily back and forth but looks like you are doing well AND love that you are rewarding yourself with the workouts. Keep it up woman! Promise I won't be such a stranger.

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