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The Beginning of the End

Hi! I’m back.

I’ve been away for a while and its been a trying time in my life.

When I thought it was about to turn around for the better, I got some even more “trying” news. l’ll be blogging through it because you guys provide an outlet for me and more than anything else I need to release.

I do believe I have either written about the Beginning of the End before or made some reference to it.

I choose to believe this is the Beginning of the End of a rough period in life and not the beginning of the end as doctors would put it.

No offence to doctors

Challenge

Have you ever done a blog or photo challenge before?

I have. Once before. It wasn’t anything spectacular.

I have been thinking about doing one for the upcoming month. I have been searching around for the perfect March Blog Challenge and I have found two so far that I like. They don’t request anything bland or repetitive of what I have already posted on my blog. I particularly like the one word photo challenges that are open to interpretation.

This challenge will get me to blog everyday for a whole month. This will help me in reaching my (easily achievable) goal of adding at least 100 more posts to this bad boy (girl) before the year is out.

Do you have a blog? 

Are you struggling with post ideas?

Look for a blog challenge. You’ll love it. If you find any that you think I may like, please share.

I Cheated…

It makes no sense pretending that I didn’t so I’m telling you from the beginning. This month I started the 30 Day Ab Challenge. December has 31 days so there would be an extra rest day for me…yay!

I had been toying with the idea of  doing the 30 Day Ab Challenge for a while but then I always decided not to because it seemed so hard. One day while being the investigative spirit I am, I came across Ms Basketball1’s instagram and saw a picture of her ‘washboard’ abs with a caption to the effect “tummy looking a little big because I just ate but don’t worry, I’m a get them abs back”.  I instantly became jealous! How on earth could her tummy look so chiselled and she thinks its big? I decided that if she can have abs like that then I could have something close to it!

I started the challenge on December 1 and this is what happened:

  • For the first few days I felt good and did more than was preset because I felt I could do more.
  • Some of my rest days were turned into cardio and dancing days.
  • By day 9 I felt like I hated myself.
  • Day 10 I woke up with the renewed vigour I needed.
  • I eventually made my own rest days and pushed workout sets on other days and doubled up.
  • Eventually I couldn’t do the planks (hated them the longer they got) leg raises hurt my back and my tummy muscles were just sore.
  • I noticed too that I feel dizzy way more often than I did before ever starting this challenge. I hat floor exercises. HATE.

I cheated. At the end of it all I can say that not everyone will have abs at the end of the challenge. It all depends on the size stomach you had started out with. Before this challenge I knew that getting abs was hard work and I had conditioned my mind that it would take time. 30 days would be an overnight miracle, therefore to get the results I want, I will have to keep working on my abs well into 2014 and keep on working out to maintain them. At the end of it I am not glad that I started this challenge because I think it was too much for me to handle in the time frame.

All in all, if you are crazy and hate yourself…go right ahead and dive into the 30 Day Ab Challenge.