“30 Day” Challenge- Part one

OK, so first let me explain my intense adverse feelings for working out. I absolutely hate it and when I’m done my body reacts like I have been hit by a Mack truck. I desperately want to like working out and I really want to see results, they just never come in my timing ..aka after 3 nights. I think I would stick with my workout schedule if I could ever see results. I know it is completely a mental issue and I just need to come to grips with the process; then I may be able to stick with it long enough to make it a habit and/or see any actual results. All I ever get from working out is feeling like I’m going to puke and over the next couple of days it’s like my muscles hate me.

I always see the work out challenges on Pintrest and want to have the same results as the model in the photos, but I can never get passed the first 3 nights. I don’t need to loose weight, but I desperately need to tone my body. Not only does my complete adverse feelings for working out pressure me in to quitting, but also fitting it into my busy schedule. There isn’t enough time in a day for everything I already have to do, how can I add something else? Well, I have decided to give this another try and write about my journey. I promise I will keep my updates short and filled with complete honesty.

I’m not sure if anyone of you have watched the show “King of Queens,”my husband and I have the entire series and can relate most everyday experiences to this show. Doug, one of the main characters, is the overweight husband that has very little ambition and is completely satisfied with his life as it is. In this particular episode Doug is wanting to try being a “Big Brother” but everyone from his wife Carrie to his best friend Decon keep trying to get him to see that this is a commitment, not just another “hobby” he’ll be tired of in 5 minutes. Throughout the episode they keep reminding him being a Big Brother is not like the time he decided he wanted washboard abs and got an Ab Roller. Every time they would bring this up Doug would scream “I GOT THE FLU!” This has to be one of the funniest episodes. At the very end of the show you see Doug once again try to fulfill his commitment to get washboard abs. The scene starts with him standing in his room. He turns on his music, stretches, and then get the famous Ab Roller out of the closet. He puts it on the floor to start working out and all of a sudden develops a cough. Doug gets up feels his forehead then turns the music off and gets into bed. Doug wraps up in the covers and yells for his wife – “Carrie , I’m sick”. With that his second attempt is done.

I am hoping for a better outcome than Doug, however, we’ll have to see how it goes – fingers crossed!

Well here I go, I will start this challenge and keep you all updated throughout the 30, or so, days.





-J