I’m not trying to brag…

But I totally will.

Today’s run was awesome! We ended up running to a park on the waterfront about 2 miles away. We played in the grass, shared a banana, practiced standing alone and got bit up by biting flies.

We’re actually headed back there tomorrow for the green market and a baby wearing meetup.

Now onto the exciting part! On the way back Aubrey started getting fussy in the stroller and I didn’t have a carrier on me. I was feeling great so I decided to run some more.

I ended up running the rest of the way home. I ran a mile, nonstop. (Except stop lights, but I did that stupid run in place thing you see runners do and roll your eyes at, so I’m counting it.)

Remember my 3 month goal? Well, I did it like 6 weeks early. If you’d like to shower me with accolades now would be an appropriate time! I’m super proud of myself!

Day 21 aka The Grand Finale

Day 21, the very last day is upon us! Would you pretty please shower me with accolades? Cause I did it, y’all!

Yeeeeeeeehaaaaaaw, itchbays.

I sincerely started and finished something health related. I didn’t miss a challenge. I completed every single one.

Today’s challenge is to reflect and review our Day One Goals.

So far I have accomplished:

Week One- No cheese danish when visiting my family. You can totally laugh! I went easy on purpose, didn’t want to set myself up for failure from the get!

One Month-I actually had two, both are in progress.

I’m on week 2 of C25k. And I have a pretty solid list of healthy dinners and their corresponding grocery shopping list. Both are a work in progress, and I’ll continue to share along the way.

I just want to say a huge thanks to Fitness Jenn for hosting the challenge. If you live in Central Jersey near the Shore, (coincidentally my hometown where Snooki and Jwoww are living and filming) go check out one of her Zumba classes or hire her for some personal training.

Then come tell me so I can live vicariously through you, cool?

Day 11…and Day 1

Day 11‘s challenge is perfect for me, yet again. See, when I was in NJ, I got an awesome new-to-me jogging stroller. It’s a Baby Jogger Q Series and it’s a beast!

If you think back to a far away time, eleven whole days ago my one month goal was to start a Couch 2 5k program.

And I did that today! I dressed Bree up in a pink super girl outfit, loaded her into the stroller and left before I could talk myself out of it.

I’m considering it a success! Not only did I finish, but I did so without anyone stopping me to ask if I needed an ambulance or coming home to reports of seismic activity. Woot!

Super Girl had fun too. We stopped at my favorite park on the way home to relax and cool off. She had fun one armed spasming waving at all the kids. Love her!

I’ve still got to burn about 200 more calories to complete the challenge, but I’m confident I for got it.

Day 7 (a day late)

How freaking excited was I when I got home last night and saw Day 7 was 30 minutes of stretching before bed, something that I could easily do, and did, albeit it lazily.

We’re a officially a week in, which means I also met my one week goal avoiding cheese danishes. More importantly, I’ve done all the challenges!

I’m finding myself looking forward to the emails that the newest blog entry is up over on Fitness Jenn.

Serendipity.

Serendipity.  Not the overpriced overcrowded ice cream shop or surprisingly decent movie, but the actual happy accident of finding exactly what you need when you’re not even looking for it.  That’s the best way I can explain this.
Fitness Jenn posted today about her 21 Day Fitness Challenge.  It really could not have come at a better time!

You see, yesterday I’m sitting in Central Park with Little Miss Bree and my Husband, and I’m watching this woman do an awesome urban workout. 

I should do that.

I could do that.

I can do that.

I’m totally gonna do that!

I realized I’m doing everything I can do to make sure that Bree is healthy right now.  Breastfeeding so I can lower her future risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, making her food instead of buying cans or jars (well, will be…girl still isn’t interested in solids!) We work on milestones and do baby exercises.

But honestly, what good does any of that do if I’m not a positive role model?  If I’m not living it, how can she?

 Looking at that toothy grin, I knew right then and there I had to make some changes.

So blah, blah, blah…changes, yeah, gonna make them.

Starting now with the challenge.  Wanna play along?  Please do! 

Challenge Day 1:  Six Goals

1. Something I can accomplish today

     Take Bree on a 2 mile walk. 

2.  Something I can accomplish this time next week

      I’ll be visiting my family in NJ this week at their annual benefit carnival.  I don’t want to set a
      huge goal, because I don’t want to set myself up for failure.  So we’ll stick with a simple, doable
      goal…let’s avoid cheese danishes.  You don’t understand, I must eat 6 every time I visit, they’re so
      good.  We’ll also make sure to get at least 30 minutes of walking in.  Perhaps my sis will join us!

3.  Something I can accomplish a month from now

     A little birdie told me that I may get a jogging stroller.  I’m so excited about this! So excited!
     So, a month from now I’d like to have started a C25K program, but I’m not sure when/if I’ll
     actually get the jogger, so we’ll find another goal just in case.

     I want to have a list of healthy AND cheap meals, along with the shopping lists.  As a SAHM, it’s
     also important that I save as much money as possible, but not at the expense of our health.

4.  Something I can accomplish 3 months from now

      Three months from now I want to be able to run 1 mile without stopping.  That would be huge for
       me!  I wasn’t even able to do that in high school, so to be able to do it as a 30 year old married
       mom- awesome!

5.  Something I can accomplish 6 months from now

      I will have lost 30 pounds. That’s totally healthy and reasonable!  That’s just 5 a month, but a
      huge amount overall.  I have to continue eating extra calories to produce milk for Bree, and I’ve
      been holding onto the baby weight, (plus what I started out with!) so I think that’s a good goal.

6.  Something I can accomplish 1 year from now

     A year from now Aubrey will be 18 months old.  I want to run in a race with her!  How much
     fun would that be? Her cruising in her jogging stroller, watching a bunch of other runners. We
     could have matching outfits!  Oh man, I’m totally doing that!  YES! 

I’m excited to see what Day 2 has in store!  This was fun, and super motivating!  I’m going to put these goals on our family command center so I see them every day. 

     

What are your goals? I see there are a ton of you reading this blog, so please comment!