Anyone else feeling rather pudgy, lazy and gross recently?
Tell me it’s not just me.
I’d post some pictures to demonstrate my p0int, but I think you’d all just leave. I recently announced I’m about ten weeks pregnant (after quite the dramatic year). Therefore, I feel especially lazy and gross, because, oh, I am. I told my husband I’m probably the fattest ten-week-pregnant person there ever was. He did not argue with me. Should I be more concerned about that?
I’m doing this cool trick with my pants…The one where you can’t button them, so you wrap a ponytail-holder through the button hole for a make-shift elastic waist? Anyone else try that?
Even though I’m tempted to play the “pregnant card” and opt out of the New Year’s exercise resolutions, I’m not going to. In fact, I’m more motivated than ever to exercise during this winter, and this pregnancy.
Y’all, January and February are dismal months. There are studies that prove that, but just ask any old stay-at-home mom how she’s feeling around January 23 when no one’s left the house in a week and everyone’s sick from the Norovirus. As any old mom can tell you, winter is hard.
I know I feel much better when I exercise. Don’t you?
If you’re looking for a workout buddy to hold you accountable for your workout goals for 2014, you’re in luck!
If you’ve been debating setting some exercise goals, join me in my 40 day challenge! The 40-Day challenge will begin January 6, and end on Valentine’s Day! So who’s in?!?!
Here’s what I’m doing:
- Set a reasonable and specific goal. For my 10-week pregnant self, it’s a measly 20 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. Don’t laugh and spit your coffee all over the computer. YOU set your goal, whether it’s a beginner goal, like mine, or an advanced goal, like other people who
annoyinspire me. I think it’s also important to decide the means to your goal. I’m either going to do a workout video at home, or take a brisk walk outside.
- Choose a reward. Eye on the prize, folks. If I meet my personal goal, my reward is that I get to go shopping on a Saturday morning and purchase one item I’d like to have. Fortunately, I’m deathly frugal, so it will probably be nail polish or something lame. But still, thank you, Todd, for making this reward possible.
- Decide how to track my progress. I’m going to use some smiley-face stickers on my refrigerator calendar. Easy peasy.
If you’re joining me, I’d love to know you are! Share with me some of your answers. What’s your goal, and what’s your reward?
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