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#dosomething Everyday – Week 1 Summary

Hey guys!

How’s everyone doing?  This past week has been very busy for me!  I decided last Sunday to #dosomething everyday for 20 min for the entire month of May and I’ve been keeping steady with it. It’s been exhausting – but I feel so awesome and EMPOWERED!

Here’s a summary of my progress:

May 1 ” Ran for 20 min.

May 2 ” Met my friend at the gym at 6am and did a full-body weight blast.

May 3 ” Went to the gym and did a 6am BodyPump class.

May 4 ” Went on a 4.8k run pushing the kids in the jogger

May 5 – BodyPump class, 3k Power walk with my friend

May 6 ” Met my friend at the gym at 6am and did a full-body weight blast.

May 7 – Ran 10K

May 8 – 20 min Ab Burner Nike Training Club Workout

May 9 – Ran 4k Pushing the kiddos in the stroller

Things are going really well – I’m enjoying my new gym membership, though getting up at 5:45 am after being woken up 2-3 times a night by a teething baby is not fun.  I’m having a hard time making good food decisions because I’m SO tired.  Keeping up with the kids, and not getting a good sleep at night is really making me CRANKY and HUNGRY!  Though the activity every day is helping me stay POSITIVE.

(Interesting… as I was typing this I was watching an episode of Dr OZ from today, and it has a focus on getting enough sleep to help with weight loss (or even weight maintenance).  Here are some sleep tips from the show:  http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/lose-weight-through-better-sleep?page=2)

All in all it’s been a great week and I’m really enjoying this personal challenge.  I *may* even see how long I continue this beyond May… Hmmmm….

All the best in health and fitness,
-Janice

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  • Robert Foster
    May 9, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I admire you Janice. You are so diligent at fitness and stick to your overall health gameplan. Its amazing how more fitness will actually give you more energy, right Janice. Keep writing!!! Good stuff.

    • Janice
      May 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks Rob! I may have a gym membership now, but I still can’t wait to come back & do our training class!

      • Robert Foster
        May 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

        I meant to do that interview that day but was super sick. I heard you came – new baby and all. I can’t wait to have your effort back in class. We have 18 ladies on Tues Now!!!

  • Greta
    May 9, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    You’re a supahstar!!!!

    • Janice
      May 9, 2011 at 11:13 pm

      And so are you!!!
      (Now where’s YOUR MM post?)

  • kia
    May 10, 2011 at 12:17 am

    We know sleep is key. We know our bodies need to rest. However that is not the reality with mothers who have little ones to take care of. Good job patching together what you can to stay as rested as possible and be active. For me it is all about carpe diem and seizing the rest to compliment the working out whenever I can.

  • lorrie
    May 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    wow you did awesome congrats on all your activity

  • Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    May 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Why won’t the kids cooperate when we are so motivated?? I hope Amber is sleeping better and teething less SOON so you can keep up with your streak. So impressive!

  • Angela
    May 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I like the idea of 20 minutes a day. I think that sometimes people get so focused on exercise that they forget that you can do it in spurts – finding 15 or 20 minutes a few times a day can make a difference in how you feel and look.

    Sleep is a challenge. I find that I have to make myself go to bed a few minutes earlier so that I have the energy I need and don’t head to the cupboard for a snack to “stay awake”. Of course, if you are being woke up in the middle of the night, going to be a bit earlier might not be enough.

  • Laila @OnlyLaila
    May 10, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    20 minutes definitely seem doable for me nowadays! Thanks for sharing. Getting enough sleep is also something I struggle with. I am always trying to get so much done when I get home from work. I just need to be okay with what I can get done, tomorrow is another day.