Category Archives: fitness

So Far, So Good

We’re four days into May and I’ve managed to keep up with all three May challenge calendars. *pats self on back* Seems like such a mediocre accomplishment but it’s an accomplishment for me nonetheless. Hopefully I can keep things up during the remainder of the month.

For those of you who may be following the “Marvelous Abs May” calendar (the pink one), Ali has put together the challenges on an actual May calendar layout. Here it is if you want to use it as well.


I have my first 10K race tomorrow morning. I’ll be getting up long before the butt crack of dawn to make the 1.5 hour trek to the race. My poor husband & kids get to suffer along with me. I predict we will be a bunch of crankies come tomorrow afternoon. :/ This week has been a fail for my running. Our schedule & the weather did not cooperate and I’ve only managed to get a measly 2 miles in. I’m hoping the lack of running means my legs will be fresh and ready to tackle 6.2 miles with ease (and speed!). Of course, the May challenges have left my legs a tad on the sore side this week, so we’ll see. 😉 Be on the lookout for the race report.

Fitness Challenges for May

Ali @ Running With Spatulas has been finding monthly fitness challenge calendars for a few months now. Every month, when she had posted the calendars, I would say I was on board and fully mean it. Then the first of the month would go by without me having done that day’s workout. Then a few days have gone by. Then a week. Then, before I know it, the entire month is over and I failed, yet again, to do any of the challenges. This month WILL be different. I may or may not face certain challenges mid-month (could I be any more vague? lol) but I will do my best to stay motivated and get things done. I figure posting about the challenges here and perhaps getting others on board will help me stay accountable. No more excuses!

Here are the fitness challenge calendars for May. I’m not sure whether I’m going to do all of them or select one or two to follow.

Muscular Legs May by Desdra @ Domestic Diva in Training (click on image to view full size)

Mad Muscle May by The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans (click on image to view full size)

Marvelous Abs May by Abby @ Live, Laugh, Run Today
 So there you have it. Three awesome challenges. Will you do one? Or two? Or will you do all three??

*Special thanks to those who put these challenges together and to Ali for putting them all in one place* 

12 Days of Christmas Fitness Challenge

A friend posted about a 12 Days of Christmas Fitness Challenge tonight and I decided to take part. It’s no secret that I’ve been struggling with getting things done and staying motivated lately so I hope that this will help push me in the right direction.

Day 1:    100 jumping jacks
Day 2:    2x 1 min planks
Day 3:    3 sets of lunges (10 steps each leg)
Day 4:    4 sets of 30 sec jump rope
Day 5:    5 burpees
Day 6:    6 toe touchers (abs)
Day 7:    7 perfect pushups
Day 8:    8 calf raises
Day 9:    9 ATG squats (ass to grass)
Day 10:  10 bicep curls (each arm)
Day 11:   tricep dips
Day 12:   12 mountain climbs

**The first day you only do the first day. The Second day, you do the first & second; the third day you do the first, second and third, etc.. Who is in??