Monday, June 14, 2010

Everything but the kitchen sink...

It's Monday already? How did that happen? Ok, please post your numbers here. I'll get the math done ASAP so you can see how you're doing. Right now I think it's any body's game so lets see where you're at so we can finish off the week strong.


Now Ladies! It's time we all pull ourselves out of this funk. For some of us I know its getting started that's the hard part but trust me once you get going it will seem much easier. For others I think we're in a stage where we think we know what we're doing, may have little slip ups and are wondering where the results are. OR it's the busiest time of the year, things are changing if we have kids finishing school and it's time to adjust. Guess what, this is called life and we need to learn how to be healthy year round. Adjusting to new situations is part of your new lifestyle change.

Ok, I'm taking over for Ms. Thunder Bumper this week so here is your challenge.

You may be thinking of this as having an endgame. Guess what it doesn't. Look for my post later today on my thoughts on this. But, summer is here and we've got to learn how to accomplish a healthy happy life style even now.

For some of us this may be easier than others. After my experience last summer and fall I can tell you it was VERY VERY HARD.

The challenges for the rest of the summer will consist of two week increments.

For this last Ms. Thunder Bumper challenge I want you to not think of the end result but of mini goals that you want to achieve over the summer. Maybe it's doing a certain number of men's push-ups. Maybe it's training for a race that is coming up, or maybe it's finding time to have family home evening. Sit down and think about some smaller achievable goals that may help keep you motivated during this summer.

I think setting goals and writing them down makes you committed to them. Now I also think writing them down in a public forum makes you accountable. To earn your 10 points for this challenge I want you to tell everyone what at least one of your goals is. You don't have to share them all but you may. I want to be able to come back at the end of the summer and say, hey did you do this? Great!

So get to it ladies. Find your motivation and keep moving forward. I need you here with me to accomplish what we all want to do. I can't do this alone. I'm afraid of falling into the same place I was last year and I can't do that again. I don't want you to be there with me next fall asking yourself why you stopped and didn't keep going.

MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT! Quit second guessing yourself and JUST DO IT! I know you can!


  1. WOW, Audrey, I love this post! While I had an amazing week in paradise, I am sick to my stomach from bad food choices. I'm ready to hit it hard again and this is just what I needed to hear this morning. Can't wait for the next challenge to start. You are so inspiring!

  2. I like this idea. Small goals sound so much less overwhelming. I am going to have to think about this. I think my mind tends to jump for the larger, not as obtainable goals. You're awesome Audrey, thanks for the challenge.

  3. Points here. Without veggie challenge, exercise and blog posting bonuses, the max is 245, right? That certainly is not anything close to my number this week: 193. The veggie bonus pulled me up a bit. But I have to say that by not journaling, I neglect sufficient water intake and tend to go a bit over my range.

    Who will be our shining light to guide us upward and onward!?!

  4. Great post Audrey,thanks for keeping us fired up and on track.

    My points total is 241.

  5. My point total is 151.

    I love the idea of mini goals because I often feel like I've bitten of more than I can chew. Great idea! I am getting excited already thinking of what I am going to choose.

  6. 214 for me.
    Thanks for your post and the idea of little goals. I need this right now!

  7. sorry, my daughter was logged in... I look just like her don't you think? :)