Welcome to the first day of the SPRING FLING CHALLENGE! :) I am actually writing this the night before and post dating so that it's up first thing in the morning for those of you in an earlier time zone. :)
If you have not heard about this yet, and wish to participate, here are the rules. (you can also look back over my posts on Thursday and Friday.)
Starting today, each person participating is picking something they wish to work on that they normally would struggle at doing. I'm picking exercising, some other people are picking things like physio, chores, and other things. It's whatever you decide. :) Next we are planning on working on these for the next ten weeks. So if you'd like to join, just let someone here in blog land know you're doing this so that you have someone to keep you accountable, or just write it on your blog.
Every Monday I plan to make a progress report, and welcome anyone else that wishes to do so as well. :) I will be honest. I will let you know if I succeeded on all I hoped to, if I failed and had to be punished, and what my weekly reward is if I do succeed. I will also let you know about how many inches lost around my arms, waist, hips and thighs, and also how many pounds lost. I am writing all this down today so that I can keep you updated on the actual numbers lost. I'm not quite confident enough to admit my real weight and size, so I'll tell you how much I've lost.
I won't lie, I know I shouldn't focus on weight, but I have to be honest, I hope to lose 20lbs in the next 10 weeks. Which, at my weight, it would be safe to lose even more, but that's my goal. But more importantly, my goal is to build up my muscles again, and how long I can exercise. :)
Now, I have to put this chart up on a wall so that the Duke can see it and I have to mark it off as I do the tasks. *GULP* And if I don't complete the tasks, then I have to deal with whatever punishment he sees fit. If I do all my exercises for the day, I get a sticker. LOL I feel so funny about that now! Now, if I'm really sore from exercising, and seriously can't do all I had planned, then we will talk about it, and after a couple of days, if I still can't keep up, we will see if we have to reevaluate a more realistic goal, but I really believe I can do this. If I am able to do all that is on the chart for the week, I get a prize from the Duke! I'm hoping the first week it's something like a foot or back rub! I'll probably need it!!! :) - The photo here of the Metabolism Boosting Moves, I thought I'd put up as I didn't the other day, so that that entry on the chart makes sense. :)
Here is a copy of the blank chart I made up if anyone wants to use it for themselves. You just fill in the number of the week you're on at the top of each week, fill in the exercises you plan to do at the top of the page like I did, and then fill in what you hope to do each of the days. Just right click it and click to open in a new tab to be able to print the full size, it will fit on one page.
So everyone, here I go, to meet my goal. Between the Duke, you guys, and my hope to get thin, I feel I have quite the support system. Thank you so much for all your support! :)