Let's have an Awesome August!

Well, friends, my first week of being on my own since Vtrim Online has ended and I must pat myself on the back - I rocked it! : )  I logged every bite I took, I got in a ton of exercise and walking and even tried to recreate a training session that I do with Parker on my own at the Waltham YMCA!  I must have done okay, too, 'cause the next morning I could barely walk down the stairs at the office without whimpering a bit from wall squats with the ball! It is the keeping the front of my foot elevated and balancing on my heels that really makes my thighs burn during squats.  Yeowch!!  It is all good, though, because I truly am getting fit!  I even trained this morning with Parker at 8am! Woohooo!

As I write this blog post it is a few minutes into the very last day of July! How did the summer come and go so quickly?  I am determined to make every little second of August count for me - both for summer fun and fitness!  When thinking about this earlier tonight I logged onto Twitter and posed the question "If I were to challenge you to an #AwesomeAugust for #fitness, would you join me? Maybe something like committing to exercise 24 of 31 days?"  Well, within an hour or so, I had well over two dozen resounding "I'm IN!" replies!  I was so shocked and happy!  How totally cool are our Twitter friends and I am SURE some of you reading the blog will join in, too.

So here is the idea... let's really commit to ourselves to make August count with our own personal fitness pledge. Of the 31 days of August, commit to yourself and to the #AwesomeAugust group that you will walk or exercise 24 of those days.  It is really incredibly hot in some parts of the country so the rest days will be recovery days to use! : )  We can make the last month of the summer our best month of the summer and enter September proud of ourselves for the commitment we made and KEPT to ourselves!!  You can post here on the blog or on Twitter when you've exercised or group the days together and post what you did for the week.  If you're posting on Twitter, please use the #AwesomeAugust hashtag so we can find one another and support each other during the month!!  It'll be fun! :)

If "you're in!" on the Awesome August Challenge and want to use the badge above and below or over on the right (thanks, Kristen!), simply right click on it and save it to your photo directory to add to your webpage or blog!

Happy last day of July, friends, and let's have an Awesome August!!

Jan / HealthyLoserGal


Patsy July 31, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

Well done for being aware of everything you've been eating! :o) I can't believe July has sped by so fast!

Treadmill Mama July 31, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

Come on Awesome August...sounds fun and a good way to make sure I get my workout in. Thanks for starting this... I will share about it on my blog.

HealthyLoserGal August 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

So glad you're joining in, Septembergrrrl and Treadmill Mama! Thanks! :) We can do this!!
Where has the summer gone, Patsy, huh? :)

Trish August 2, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

i'm in!

Julia Cantor August 2, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

So excited to join all of you for #awesomeaugust! :-)

HealthyLoserGal August 2, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

Julia, I've already added you on the Twitter list!
Trish, I'm adding you right now, gf! :)

Happy Fun Pants August 2, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

I am with you on this one! :)

Joy August 2, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

Great idea and I am totally in!!

lisalittleG August 2, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

I'm 2 days late but did get a run in on each day...so count me in too!

kate August 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM  

I'm in and on Twitter @byebyeoldme ... good luck everyone!

Becca Christensen August 4, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

Count me in sister. : ] Let's do it.

Kat August 5, 2010 at 3:58 PM  

So glad you are doing this! I am in and have done 3/4 days so far and intend to get a workout in today as well. This came at the perfect time for me. July was a less than stellar month for exercise for me! Thank you!

Bring Pretty Back August 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

Today me and v were standing in our yard and the wind was really blowing the trees. I asked him it was supposed to rain... he said , No. That is fall blowing in.
I am all for an awesome august!
Have a pretty day!