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