The Challenge

No-one who knows me would ever call me a slave to fashion. I have my own style, not quirky enough to be cool, not Nana enough to be naff, just me. Ok I wear black, just black generally but if I am feeling adventurous I will brighten up my look with a pop of colour… like grey. My best friend got married about 6 weeks ago and as her Matron of Honour she requested I wear white to match the rest of the bridal party. I don’t wear white – ever – so it is a huge testament to how much I love her that not only did I do it, I didn’t complain (much). I didn’t even wear white to my own wedding, but that was mine and I got to choose the colour scheme, this was hers so she got to choose but it illustrates how following fashion is not really high on my list of priorities. Every so often however a trend shows up that I want to follow and this time it came in the form of the 30 day challenge! They are all over the internet at the moment and it seems every body is either creating one, doing one or has just completed one. I even took part in one a few weeks back, inspired by some great girls whose page I follow on Facebook, you can check them out here (they are funny, real and very inspiring). Actually “took part” is not completely true – I started to take part in one, got about 12 days in, hubby got deployed, babies got sick and I forgot all about it. While I was doing it though I enjoyed the challenge and would like to try again. I was doing the 30 Day Squat Challenge but was also adding in some core and upper body work each day too. This time around I am going to incorporate a wider range of exercises and have devised my own 30 Day Challenge with the view to getting into the habit of working out on a regular basis. Most originally I have called it Toni’s 30 Day Challenge because, you know, it is really important to have a catchy title!

Here it is…

Toni’s 30 Day Challenge

Ok so I wrote it after a couple of drinks last night (my first in about 3½ years), I was celebrating (mourning is more accurate) Miss R having weaned herself and got inspired. Reading back over it in the cold light of morning I am feeling more than a little intimidated by the figures on day 30 however full of trite inspirational quotes thanks to a Facebook conversation with friends this morning (I even attached some to the bottom of the challenge sheet as you can see) and flush with Mother’s-Day-overindulgence-remorse I am going to attempt it as is, I may even surprise myself! So to hype myself up, some more over-used inspirational quotes… No time like the present, seize the day, believe you can and you’re half way there and my favourite at the moment, suck it up and some day you won’t have to suck it in… and all that. I start today!

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2 thoughts on “The Challenge

  1. Great challenge! I’m definitely joining you! Mostly because the exercises are doable and it’s really good to have a set plan.. Today i tried to exercise in the morning without knowing what specifically was I going to do and so it wasn’t very effective. Thanks for letting me know about this:)

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