Friday, January 31, 2014

February Challenge

Okay, how are your abs doing? Mine? Meh. Some days were better than others but in the end, I'm glad I at least tried.

Now, for the month of February, how about we try a plank challenge. At the end of the ab challenge, we had to do a 2 min plank. It was tough but we managed. Now, we get to start out slow again.

Good luck and let me know how you're doing.

For those with an iPhone, I suggest using the stopwatch on your clock. I know it seems obvious, but it took me a few times to remember I had it!

JM Kelley Writes

I'm over talking with my friend JM Kelley today. Stop by, drop a line for heaven's sake ignore the typos. Lack of sleep and no caffiene are a disastrous combination.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Featured Author and January Savings

I woke up on Thursday to find that I'm the featured author on TMP's bookstore website!  Woot!

Even better, they are running a January special in honor of Hot Tea and Mental Health Awareness Month. I don't know about you, but I love to unwind with a cup of something hot and a good book. Nothing does my mental health good then to escape into the pages of a good book.

So, you can take advantage and do your wallet some good and save 40% on all TMP titles by using the code JAN2014.

To take advantage of future saving and notification, join their email list. They won't sell your info just notify you of deals and new releases.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ab Challenge Update

I know I promised a picture of the challenge I'm doing and I hope to get one up soon.

Its January 16th and I'm actually on day 14 on the calendar. I started on the 5th but skipped ahead the other day. And trust me, without letting my body slowly catch up and add additional reps, my body felt it. So I'm thinking I still will feel the same at the end.

My tailbone is sore so I'm using an exercise ball and yesterday I did 60 sit-ups, 75 crunches, 40 leg raises and 50s plank and today is the first day my abs have ached. I'm thinking the ball was a good addition.

In order to catch up and be done on the last day or the month, I plan to skip 2 more rest days and hope to be on track.

How are you doing?

Thursday, January 9, 2014

12 Month Challenge

Have you ever participated in NaNo? Well, I have 3x (2013 was a big fat failure) and each time I prove one thing to myself. If I set my mind to something, I can achieve it!

Well, instead of a month, I'm setting out for monthly goals.  Twelve to be exact.

Do you have a Pinterest account? Do you ever notice those pins about a 30 day ab challenge or a 30 day butt challenge? Instead of doing just one, I'm attempting to do a challenge a month for a year. I know, a lofty goal for me, but I like the idea of having something I can check off each day.

Do I think I'm going to succeed? No clue but I'm hoping by putting this out there, you'll help keep me honest.

Wanna follow along? Find me on Pinterest, follow my 12 month challenge board. I'll post here every month what challenge I'm doing and try to slip in an update or two on my progress. I'd love to hear how you're doing, too.

For January, I'm doing the 30 Day Ab Challenge. I'm on day 4 today (started a little late), which is a rest day. If I'm feeling ballsy, I'll try and catch up so I can be done by the end of the month.

What I'm finding interesting is my kids joined in. Of course, they've been home for a few days because of Snowmagedon but exercise is exercise and if I can set at least one positive example for them, then its a win-win.

Take at look at the challenges I've pinned. There are more than 12 but I'd rather have too many then not enough. Is there one I'm missing? If we start a challenge and feel it's not worth the time or I'm not seeing any benefit, we might jump around and do one we've already done.

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment and share with your friends. Remember, the more people that know, the more that will keep you honest...and me, too!