Monday, November 26, 2012

Every. Damn. Day.

If you're not reading bestie Kim's blog, Life's Kaleidoscope,  you should be. I can promise you that it's far more interesting and far less materialistic than good ol' Hesson Haus. I can also promise you'll be able to live vicariously through a truly kind person with an amazing [I mean, seriously ...] life.

Well, in order to make myself feel better about what I do with my corner of the internet, I've decided to join forces with Kim in her 30-Day Fitness challenge. I really wanted to name it something awesome like K&K's Bust That Azz Workout or Hicks-Hesson Haus of Pain or [my personal favorite] Death of the Lazy Bitch Contest ... but, I couldn't think of anything I'd want monogrammed on a gym bag.

Basically, Kim came up with an idea to challenge her discipline before the New Years Resolution train rolls in a month from now. I love how she's planning to plan - one of many reasons we're best friends. Kim's goal is to accomplish the seemingly simple task of getting at least 10 minutes of cardio into her day, every day, for 30 days. Sounds easy at first, but the pressure here isn't to succeed in a maximum amount of working out, but simply to stick to a schedule of getting there each day, which as most of you know can be very difficult, especially smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season. Consistency is the name of the game ... I officially hate this game. But my new favorite saying is "life begins outside your comfort zone," so let's just suck it up and go for it!

So here are the rules:
  • During this time I will do NO MORE, but NO LESS than 10 minutes of cardio activity every single day. I will try incorporate some weight training when I can, but the commitment of cardio will be consistent. That is the point after all.
  • I will weigh myself once a week. I have a very handy scale that measures weight, body fat percentage, and muscle mass. I will also monitor any changes in my body measurements.
  • Kate & I will post results each week. Accountability is a great motivator, and having a partner helps to ensure success.
Now, there are some discrepancies here ... I will likely NOT be posting anything about my weight, as there are no truck stop weigh-in scales near my home or the gym. I will, however, agree to holding myself accountable for my success or failure. I was an athlete for most of my life, so I don't find it hard to do the work ... I simply have a hard time finding the time to go to the gym, especially every day, so we'll see how this goes!

I'd like to encourage you to try this as well! You can start this week, or December 1st [just be wary of the holiday hours at your gym!] to complete your 30 days.  I'll check in later this week to talk about how great I'm doing, or the story of how I purposefully injured myself so I wouldn't have to go through with this plan. 

I think I can['t], I think I can['t] ... 


  1. Your are the best best friend EVER!! I think we CAN, I think we CAN!! Love the names!!

  2. So are you guys going to a gym everyday?