I have been working on my daily planking schedule and I am pleased to report that I am up to a 20 second plank today. I was scheduled for a 15 second plank so I am a little above schedule but this is great.
I just want to be able to at least do the minimum number of seconds on the schedule and if I can do more then that just means I am getting stronger!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
I heard that planking is a great way to firm up your abs and I have seen a few plank challenges going around.
I decided to do my own modified challenge for the month of December as follows
Day 1: 10 seconds
Day 2: 10 seconds
Day 3: 10 seconds
Day 4: 10 seconds
Day 5: 15 seconds
Day 6:15 seconds
Day 7: 15 seconds
Day 8: 15 seconds
Day 9: 20 seconds
Day 10: 20 seconds
Day 11: 20 seconds
Day 12: 20 seconds
Day 13: 25 seconds
Day 14: 25 seconds
Day 15: 25 seconds
Day 16: 30 seconds
Day 17: 30 seconds
Day 18: 30 seconds
Day 19: 30 seconds
Day 20: 35 seconds
Day 21: 35 seconds
Day 22: 35 seconds
Day 23: 40 seconds
Day 24:40 seconds
Day 25: 45 seconds
Day 26: 45 seconds
Day 27: 50 seconds
Day 28: 50 seconds
Day 29: 55 seconds
Day 30: 55 seconds
Day 31: 60 seconds
If I can go a little bit more on certain days I will try to do that but my goal is to at least do the number of seconds that I have listed.
Planks are easy to do in the comfort of my own home and that is easy to do soon after I wake up.
Wish me luck!!!
Friday, November 29, 2013
I am so tired of counting calories and not getting anywhere. I am not motivated to exercise and I will do it every other day for about a week and then I give up.
I punch in my calories into the little app on my phone...but then I run into problems where I eat something that is hard for me to figure out the calories. Like home made macaroni and cheese.
Or a tuna and mayo sandwich that I made myself.
I am also terrified of becoming diabetic so I have decided to try to eat like a diabetic to help prevent going down that road.
This entails making a few easy changes like just using less sweet stuff. I have already started by NOT buying ice cream and cookies and eating more fruits and vegetables.
It also entails making a few hard changes like actually sticking to my exercise plan. It really should not be THIS hard to walk on a treadmill for 20 minutes every other day....ESPECIALLY when the treadmill is right across the street from my apartment.
This new plan means I just eat better....I know what I need to eat, I just don't do it. So no more counting calories because I find that too restricting and I just don't want to keep up with it.
Here's to a healthier me!!!!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I found the title "Think Of Water And Exercise As Food Groups" on page about eating better and I thought that was an awesome way to think.
Now it can be a little silly to think of non food things as food groups but I think the main point was to get you in the mindset of having Water and Exercise every day...just like you have food every day.
If you make a conscious effort to include both Water and Exercise on a daily basis while you are making your food choices for the day. Exercise does not have to be a full out 60 minute cardio session every day but it must be conscious and mindful.
So far it has been easy for me to include water in my daily routine but it has not been so easy to include exercise. Now that it has begun to snow I dread being outside so I don't even think about going to the gym.
I know that I can exercise at home but it just seems to be more motivating to go out to the gym because I find any excuse to NOT to it when at home.
So now I need to include my exercise food group and I should be on the path to a better me.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
I know we all love a good new purchase and we also love saving money. Look what I scored recently at a STEAL of a deal.
That is right SIX bucks!!
It was on clearance..but that does not make it worth any less right. I love the stripes and it is just a great little side purse...it holds everything I need and then some more.
I recently emptied it out so I could use another purse but I will do another roundup where you can see all what it holds.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I have been out on a hiatus these last few days. Work and school have been CRAZY busy and there are no signs of a slowdown ahead.
I have been swamped and sadly I did not make time for you all but I am back now and I promise to do better.
Here's hoping we all stay fashionable and coolly elegant...and as always be the fabulous diva you were meant to be!
Monday, August 12, 2013
I just went shopping today and got a nice little surprise. I mentioned earlier that I wanted to save money by only shopping the sale racks but I got an even better discount than I was looking for.
I was able to get these black and silver zebra print wedges for $6.99...original price $12.00. These are just fun and funky and add a little bit of a heel while being very easy to walk in. The silver looks AWESOME against my foot...and actually looks better than the gold, which my eye was drawn to earlier.
These black and gold metallic flats were $9.99...original price $14.00. They are VERY flat and the gold gives a bit of sparkle to the black and adds a touch of elegance.
And finally I got these pink and purple flip flops for $4.99 total...original price $8.00. I plan on using these as house slippers since I do not like to walk around the house barefooted. They also come in handy when you stay at a hotel, as I recently did.