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July 16, 2015

moving your booty is hard

you guys. we're just over halfway through the move your booty challenge and i hope it's been suuuuper easy for everyone...just like it has been for me.

...oh wait. as it turns out...10,000 steps a day is actually quite the challenge. as in, i was on the treadmill at 9:30 pm last night trying to bust out the remaining 7000 steps i needed. which begs the question...

really? i only took 3000 steps in my normal daily activities? i guess we do sit on the floor a lot to play. 

but seriously...how's it been going?! are you moving your boo-tay more? i obviously am, which means the challenge is working.

however, most days it really is a struggle to talk myself into getting in the last few thousand steps, especially considering most days i've already done a workout. so, i've decided to sweeten the pot for myself. if i hit the goal of 200,000 steps by the end of july i'll snag myself some new lulu lemon running shorts and a new workout shirt...and a new running bra. oh lord i need a new running bra.

nothing gets my booty moving like the idea of being showered with gifts at the end.

and now, my soapbox -

people, friends, gals...why is taking care of yourself so hard? i struggle every single day. i want the junk food. it calls to me. i want to sit and watch chrisley knows best // real housewives // modern family after my girls go to sleep. i just want to change into my comfy clothes...not put on workout clothes and get sweaty.

but guess what...100% of the time i feel better after the fact. especially in the morning knowing i made a healthy choice for my body.

i subscribe to runner's world magazine (which is an awesome read every single month) and i read a long time ago that if you don't feel like working out (which is like 50% of the time for me) just get out for 10 minutes. if after 10 minutes you are still just not feeling it, turn around and head back. be done and try again the next day. but odds are if you've made the effort to throw on all your workout gear AND you've made it out the door AND you've moved for 10 minutes...you're going to keep going.

i use this jedi mind trick often. it literally gets me every time. i've never quit after just 10 minutes.

so friends, throw on your very best jams, put on your short shorts and running shoes and keep moving your booty. it's the right thing to do.

and ps. friends don't let friends NOT move their booty...so move your booty. #bootymove

pps. see you back here for oh hey, friday! tomorrow!
10 comments on "moving your booty is hard"
  1. That's a great tip, I know the times I just make myself get up and do it I'm always glad I did and I feel amazing afterwards!

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  2. I work in an office during the day so I totally understand your struggle to get to the 10,000. I'm making myself get up and walk a few laps around the office several times a day. It's making it a little bit easier to get to 10,000 combined with my nightly walks but it's still a challenge! You're totally right about not wanting to workout and then always being glad you did, 100% get that feeling!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  3. Dude. Yesssss. 10k a day is tough!!! Totally slacked the first week or so but I've gotten 10k the last three days so I don't feel like a complete failure... ;)

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  4. Since I tend to be hyperactive, I set my steps to 12,000. I have 400 steps left before bed...time to hit a few steps before it's time to shower!

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  5. Love what you said about never regretting working out and just doing it for 10 minutes, and seeing then if you still don't to. It is so easy as a mom to just want to sit but I have been finding that i feel so much better after I work out. I don't have a FitBit but I have been trying to workout with videos everyday for 30 minutes- 1.5 hours. I love the Tone It Up videos because they are all 30 minutes or less which I can fit in several times during nap times. Keep up the good work! So encouraging hearing other moms doing something good for themselves!

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  6. Love what you said about never regretting working out and just doing it for 10 minutes, and seeing then if you still don't to. It is so easy as a mom to just want to sit but I have been finding that i feel so much better after I work out. I don't have a FitBit but I have been trying to workout with videos everyday for 30 minutes- 1.5 hours. I love the Tone It Up videos because they are all 30 minutes or less which I can fit in several times during nap times. Keep up the good work! So encouraging hearing other moms doing something good for themselves!

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  7. I've definitely been hit or miss.... We have been trying to walk in the mornings this week which has helped significantly... Just need to keep moving!!

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  8. You get those steps in so you can go out & get that running bra, girl! You can do it! :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  9. I have loved this challenge! Since I am trying to lose weight for my wedding in November it has been so easy for me because I HAVE to lose weight! Today I hit the 200,000 goal! I usually run/walk in the mornings before work and after work. I am also training for a 20 mile hike in October!

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  10. I am loving the challenge, but it is definitely difficult. I wrote about how non-active I was before we started this last week and it is true. I find myself motivated though to get the minimum amount of steps in each and every day so much. It's not even about winning anymore at this point either, it is about the fact that we should all be walking more than 3000 steps every day and if I want to live a healthy lifestyle, this is an easy way/place to start. Thanks again to you and Amy for starting this. Keep it up on your end too, who doesn't love lulu lemon?? :)

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