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Yeah. It’s been a long day, I’ve got nothing clever!

We went to a babywearing meeting on the other side of our ‘hood this morning. 10am meeting + 2 mile walk= early wake up time!

I woke up extra early so I could try on a million outfits before leaving. Yeah, those green khaki shorts and black tank and shrug were as good as it gets.

I got a huge blister on my foot! I want to cry. I’m still planning on running though.

I have to walk to the other side of our ‘hood again tomorrow to pick up tickets to the renaissance faire this weekend! I’m excited. Last year was our first time, and I was pregnant and hot.

I did remember to take pics of lunch and dinner, but not snacks or breakfast. Opps.

Accountability

I’m positive that along with blogging, the 21 Day Fitness Challenge was a huge part of keeping me motivated these last three weeks.

Knowing that I needed to make a post saying I failed was a great motivator for me. I really do NOT want someone to be able to call me out for sucking.

So here’s the deal. I’m going to pot everything I eat here. If it bores you, sorry.

But the fun part is you can yell at me if I’m eating poorly! Give me tips and ideas. What do you say? Please?

Lunch time:

Baby Carrots
Edamame
Cucumber “sub” (aka hollowed cucumber with 2 slices deli turkey and laughing cow cheese)

Dinner:

Portobello Pizza
Orange

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 20

Day 20 was made for my day yesterday. 10,000 steps is about 5 miles.

We went to a La Leche League meeting 2.2 miles away. Then we walked down the main shopping street in our ‘hood, which was another 2 miles.

And that’s not counting all the incidental steps, like pacing the library for an hour and a half while we were stuck the previously mentioned two plus miles from home in a rain storm.

Thank goodness for baby wearing though! Aubrey was able to eat and sleep in the carrier, and I just read books about games to play with infants.

(Hint: You already know them all. It’s just songs, variations of peekaboo, and fetch for parents. Seriously.)

This made me lol, for real:

Days 18 and 19

I’m catching up here! Ever have those days weeks where it seems everything has gotten away from you? I need to vacuum, do the dishes, laundry, and put away the folded clothes. How does it just pile up so fast?

Day 18

Anyone else happy she wasn’t watching 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea? One thing I’ve been surprised about with these physical fitness challenges are how daunting they seem at first, but how doable they actually are. Except burpees. You can take those and shove them up your

Moving on…

Day 19

And this is one that seems easy, but I think will be pretty hard. Cutting out sugar for a week? I don’t drink anything but water and coffee with Splenda. Wait, do I have to cut out Splenda too? Crap. I’ll let you know how this one goes in a week. Yikes!

Edit: Click here for a list of added sugars. This will be tough!

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C25K update

I’m on week 2! Wanna hear something hysterical?

The app I’m using stops after week 2 and you have to buy the full version. How smart are they?! Giving me just enough to like it and bam, “May we have your wallet, please?”

Same thing happened to me when I was in labor. I was using a free app for timing of my contractions, when it said the trial was over. I called the app maker every name in the book, and plenty that aren’t!

I get it though, I do! I hate it, but I get it.

I’m looking for a 5k that allows strollers, hopefully after late October/November, in NYC or NJ. It’s a bit intimidating, but totally exciting!

I guess it’s intimidating because a few years ago I talked a big game about running a 5k and never did. No one called me out on it, either.

I don’t want that to happen. I want to do this. And I want, no, need for you to call me out if not.

Pinkie promise? Please?

 
Jogging is hard work!

Day 17

Day 17. Again, this came at a perfect time!

We just started the 10 day pledge at 100 Days of Real Food. So I had to get rid of any processed garbage anyway. But seriously, shh…don’t tell my husband! He hates wasting money.

He also isn’t aware that we’ve taken the pledge. (Hey babe, if you’re reading this!)

I’m a big, fat liar.

I totally am! In my last post I said I’d be back the next day. Which was technically yesterday. Whoops.

Wanna know how else I’m a liar? I didn’t really complete Day 15. Nope, not even close. I did 10, said I’d do more later and didn’t.

I feel pretty bad about it, I really do. Lying to yourself sucks. There’s this little nagging voice that says “No, you won’t. You won’t do it. You’re full of crap and you know it.”

I also didn’t do my C25k stuff today due to the Air Quality report. I thought it was a wise decision, but now I’m questioning if it was just an excuse.

All I know is tomorrow is a new day, and I want to shut up that annoying nagging voice, and not lie to myself any more.

(Is your nagging voice also super high pitched? Or am I just a total looney tune?)

Days 13, 14, 15

I’m a little behind, huh? It’s been a little crazy here!

Husband has a crazy time at work coming up, so we’ve been spending the last 3 days soaking up all the time we can together as a family.

We’re back to normal tomorrow and I’ll be back to blogging like normal.

I have completed all the challenges, I can’t believe it’s less than a week until it’s over! Crazytown.