Monday, January 15, 2018

Spur of the Moment Fitness Resolutions & Other Nonsense...

Happy morning, friends!

It's a true Monday, as I sit here waiting for the Whirlpool guy to come repair our (brand new) fridge...AGAIN.
(You know, sometime between 8 & 12...)

I'll spare you that story,
I don't think I can be nice about it.
(It makes me want to go out in the backyard and rev a chainsaw!)


Somehow, it is MID-JANUARY!
Can you believe it!?!
Are you sticking to those fitness resolutions that you made?
I got smart this year & didn't make any.
(har har)

The bar is so low...
so, so low!

Which is why I truly feel like I had been selected to participate in the Olympics after I decided on a very simple fitness goal last week and actually followed through all seven days!!

(insert crazy applause)



I follow Candace Cameron Bure on Instagram (because I love DJ Tanner & am a sucker for Hallmark mystery movies, don't act like you didn't know I was that nerd) and I tell you this girl is impressively fit! She LOVES to work out & she looks amazing!




Last week she challenged her Instagram friends to do 18,000 push-ups in 2018!!
That is 50 a day for 350 days.
I read those first two lines while watching her do those military perfect push-ups in her insta video & my very first thought was "um, yeah...that ain't happening..." (because I've never been able to do push-ups, ever!!!)

But then she goes on to encourage..."YOU CAN DO IT", she says!!
Even if you cannot a real "regulation" push-up, you can STILL participate!

(WAIT, WHAT?!? REALLY?!)

Even if you cannot do a real one, do them on your knees, lean up against your kitchen counter or even standing against a wall. Try to do ten at a time, spaced out during the day to achieve the total 50....I believe in you, she said!

Well, because Candace believed in me...
For seven days now, straight off of the couch doing modified push-ups off my kitchen counter...(that sounds lame & stupid, but it was real folks, because the next day I felt the burn!!)

The first few days I did ten push-ups spaced out throughout the day to get 50.
Last night, which was day seven,
I did all fifty at one time.
Simple fitness progress that involved no gym membership, no Lululemon, no nothing fancy at all except nibble of my time!

Today, I'm going to try to do them on my knees spaced out through the day.
Who knows, I might actually do 18,000 push-ups this year...
or better yet, be able to do just ONE REAL ONE! 😉

Thanks for the encouragement, Candace!! ❤

You can view the video on Instagram here.


Last week (after I accidently watched the entire second season of The Crown & was scouring the lists for something new to watch) I ran across this Fitness channel option on Amazon Prime.
I've looked it over a couple of times now & have honestly considered trying it out!
Have any of you guys tried it?
I went through all the workout videos they had available, I was impressed at the list of instructors!



They had several Billy Blanks, Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, and even some old school Jane Fonda!!

If you like to work out at home,
it might be worth checking them out.

Anyhoooo...
Whatever your fitness goals are for 2018, I know you can achieve them if you just strive to be the very best YOU that you can be (my favorite Will Taylor quote).
You can do it, friend!
I believe in YOU! 😉💖

Well,
I'm hopping up here to get a few things done while I am STILL WAITING FOR THE WHIRLPOOL GUY to come fix our brand new fridge that we bought in June and have already had it worked on THREE DIFFERENT TIMES, so help me, give me a chainsaw!!!
Ugh!!!

Much love (& push-ups)!
Mwah,

Mandy


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank You for Your Lovely Comments. I enjoy every single one of them! <3

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...