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#LJFitChallenge Update - Join Me On My Fitness Journey
In case you haven't heard, I'm doing the #LJFitChallenge. This challenge was exactly what I needed. I was slipping a little in motivation, and this challenge has helped me to get excited again about my goals. Because I would really like to reach them this year.
First of all, I would just like to be healthy.
I would like for my blood pressure to drop back down to normal. I'm carrying 10lbs that I wasn't carrying last year. I would like to increase my muscle mass, and improve my core.
And the list goes on and on. But the reality is, you can't reach your goals if you don't work for it.
I'm 3 weeks into the challenge, and I kid you not, this has pushed me beyond my comfort zone - awesome! Each day there is a set of exercises. For the first 2 weeks, you do 2 sets. The last two weeks of phase 1 you do 3 sets. I haven't looked at Phase 2 yet. I'm focusing on each day at a time.
And I am seeing progress! Yesterday, as I was doing my exercises, I was able to do all of my push-ups without difficulty. And I survived the burpees without wanting to cry ;).
I'm still struggling with the nutrition portion - sigh. So as I am about to enter into Phase 2, I'm hoping to really focus on nutrition as well as the physical exercises. I know that if I want to be the complete package, I need to put in all of the work for the complete package.
One thing about this challenge, is that it's been easy to fit in around my every day life. I can sneak the exercises in while we are watching TV or playing. Lil Man often works out with me.
I challenge you to join me on the #LJFitChallenge by clicking here. And there is a great Facebook Group that's also been very helpful and motivating.