90-day challenge: the remix

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The sequel is almost, always, never as good as the original. In this case, the original 90-day challenge didn’t stand a chance.

Ok. Sometimes you have to set the reset button and start over. What I was thinking starting a challenge during spring break? I know myself. I LIKES TO EAT!!!

I’m starting the challenge over today. No meat or poultry, more yoga, consistent running. This challenge is based on health and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I hate running but I love medals. I like chicken but I can use less of it. I hate stretching but can use the flexible advantage to improve my mattress-dancing skills.

Coming or going but I’ll get there.

P.S. I love Mondays! I should always start a challenge on a Monday. It sets me up for success.
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Fourth day in the challenge (I think?)

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Today I totally rocked it during my challenge.  I accomplished all most some things.

Did I exercise? Hell, yeah! My ass walked 4.2 miles. But you are supposed to be running twice a week? Don’t judge me, all right! I am phucking moving.  I’ll get to the running when my legs actually start to run but for now (and it is the first week) I am taking it one walk at a time.

Did I eat well? Of course! For breakfast I had 2 slices of oat bread with half a tbsp of organic peanut butter and lightly spread of organic raspberry jam. Lunch was a veggie burger with a small order of fries. I had an unsalted pretzel with mustard for a snack and dinner was salmon sushi.  I said I was giving up meat for 90 days.  Fish is not meat. I was so proud of my dinner I went ahead and order a healthy dessert (could this be any more of an oxymoron?).  It was fruit sushi. The description was to die for. Sliced up fruits (mango, apples, grapes, strawberries) rolled in rice paper with sweet cream cheese and topped with coconut and fresh strawberries. I couldn’t wait to try it. And then I did.  I want to say the description and the way the waiter emphasized on how great it is was total bullshit because that dessert tasted like ass rolled up in rice paper with a side of shit sprinkled across the roll.  I gagged so phucking much I almost lost my damn salmon sushi.  When the waiter asked how it was I couldn’t even fake the funk and told him straight up he just served me a dessert of fruit sushi shit but on the other hand dinner was great.

I have three more days this week to run twice, yoga once, and some other point I am supposed to come across but can’t seem to remember.

Gagging but I am getting there.

Day 3 of 90

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Today I had a breakthrough!! As in I did not break any of the commandments I have told myself to follow through in doing my fitness challenge.  On the other hand, I use the word “challenge” loosely as in how I conquer my day.

Did I exercise? (sheepishly) yeah. One pedometer said I took 9000 steps; the other said, “Chick! You only took 4300 steps.” This is definitely one of those times when less is not more.

Did I have any meat? No. I stuck to my guns.

Did I eat clean? Sort of? Kind of? Maybe? I had eggs for breakfast, California Pizza Kitchen Wild Mushroom Pizza for lunch, and literally a quarter slice of Costco pizza. Oh, and a chocolate raspberry cupcake (but it was dark chocolate and a really fresh raspberry on top – I believe it was organic).

So I am slowly getting there. There are 4 days left in this week and all I have to do is make it to the YMCA twice, run twice, practice yoga once, and stick to a cleaner eating palette. Piece of kale – I can do it!

 

Abs are made at the comedy show

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I laughed and laughed and laughed for 2hours. Got my workout in! Abs, check! As for the rest of the body – hmm, not so much. And on the eating front – totally failed on the “no meat” for 90 days. I ate so much phucking chicken I could probably fly.

Day 2 out of 90. Tomorrow I’ll recommit and try again because I will get there.

Abs are made in the kitchen

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Day 1 of 90

They say abs are made in the kitchen and my kitchen made pizza. On the physical side, I walked 2 miles (should have ran) and did 2 hours of yardwork. Raking, weeding, and pulling definitely gave me a full body workout.

I have decided to add “no meat” to my 90 day challenge. And because the universe likes to have a good laugh at my expense, of course I get invited to a comedy show but not before having dinner at an all-you-can-eat Brazilian buffet.

89 more days to go and I hope to get there.

90 Day Challenge

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Yay!  I love spring! Where I live spring lasts a total of 3 days so one must enjoy every minute of it.  As we are nearing the first quarter of 2014, it is a good time for me to revisit my 3 Ps (personal, physical, professional).  On the personal; hmm, we’ll get back to that one a little bit later in the show. Professional – I am thriving. I just have to keep on keeping on. And now onto the physical – ugh!

I am pretty healthy and have a decent exercise routine but I can always do better.  This year is about challenging myself to be the best I can be.  I want to be fit and healthy and not be consumed by the number on my scale.  I want to know that I ate right, did my exercise, and felt good. With that being said, I am going to challenge myself for the next 90 days (or until the first day of summer)  to up my game in the physical department so here is my plan:

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Run – a minimum of two times a week.

Yoga – twice a week (this is 90 percent of the challenge).

YMCA – three times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes each visit (by the way this goal is being reinstated AGAIN).

Ten minutes of exercise daily – this does not have to be strenuous. It could be as simple as taking a vigorous ten minute walk.

Sounds doable but sometimes are always better said than done. I should link this challenge to my personal challenge of blogging more consistently. I challenge myself to post for the next 90 days!

Oh, I am getting there.

If you can’t say anything nice…….

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Last week I went to the mall to run an errand.  I pulled up to a parking spot and patiently (I was listening to Pharell’s Happy song – love that song!) waited for this mother to close her driver’s door so I can pull into the spot.  I was in no rush and smiled at her to indicate take your time. She looked agitated and proceeded to close the door and gave me the stink eye while doing it.  Whatever. I was happy because of Happy! I got out of my car and she realized she locked herself out of her car while her two children were inside.

Oh-Oh! “Ooh, how old are they?” I asked. She responded they were 3 and 4. Then the conversation took a turn for the worse. This was the following dialogue (all spelling of expletives were changed because I try not to curse on this blog):

Woman: “I hope that parking space was so phucking important you dumb b!tch!”

Me: (slightly shocked): “No it wasn’t. I may be the dumb b!tch with the phucking important parking space but you are the dumb b!tch who locked herself out of her car.”

I then proceeded to take a picture of her license plate.

Woman: “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”

Me: “I am taking a picture of your license plate because if anything happens to my car I am going to phuck you up!”

I then continued my path to the mall.

Woman: “HEY! I’m sorry. I am just in a bad mood.”

Me: (Crickets)

The lesson I learned is I need to work on my delivery and not resort to such low-class behavior but at that moment I felt HAPPY.

I am getting there.

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