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Day 0

THE BIG DAY IS HERE!!!! 🙂 download (1)

I am super happy…I do wish I hadn’t missed out on my last week of workout…but I am proud of myself for accomplishing the personal challenge I had set for myself 🙂

I don’t how many of you reading this know how this feels but it feels super amazing for a highly unfit round person like me to be able to do the strenous workout of day 30 successfully..                      download (2)

 

 

I know this may sound borderline boastful but I already feel like a svelte-toned-sexy-fit-gym-freak-modeldownload (4)

(though its still a faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar away dream 😛 ) as I type my workout schedule that I survived of Day 30 🙂 :

Post work out I am way exhausted but I guess the fact, that today was day 30, kept me going 🙂

So, In conclusion…..

Was it easy?

Nope…this was probably one of the most difficult self imposed challenge I had ever taken up…But the motivation to not give up was there….I have had bad days and pitfalls….But I guess, the need to overcome myself has been a factor and definitely worth mentioning is the fact that you, my fellow bloggers have encouraged my efforts through your comments and likes….It motivated me to push myself so that I would have something to post about and to not fail..So, thank you for that 🙂

Have I achieved all I set for in my PLAN in these 30 days?

Well, not entirely…I still haven’t begun waking up at 5-5:30 am or started to go to bed at 22:00-23:00…                                        IMG_94599501905425

I have begun eating healthy, though I still have bad days where I end up completely binge-eating… IMG_52078998365288

But

I definitely have begun burning my calories…and most importantly, I have begun looking forward to my workouts instead of making excuses to avoid working out …images (15)

and to that I say, Cheers 🙂

P.S : In case you are wondering what’s next….Don’t worry…I am coming up with the plan for July 2014…keep checking this blog for updates

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DAy 20 :)

Wow…cant believe its just 10 days to go 🙂

Today was my rest day…So life is good…

But yesterday…the day 19 workout was gruesome!But I survived:)

day 19 workout comprised of :

I should let you know I feel awesome…Though during the work out it seems alot to count upto 86 and 100…but post work out looking at these numbers amazes me n feels like an achievement… I cant wait to reach day 30!!! 🙂

 

Day 18!!!

I know I have had a rough patch past few days but I am glad to inform that I am back 🙂

& boy am I glad…Just 12 more days 🙂

Today I was taken by absolute surprise…When I saw the plan for day 18 , I wasn’t sure my body would comply to the demand of the workout schedule… 80 sit ups!!! 110 crunches!!! These words themselves sound like a horrible nightmare or a bad joke to a fat girl… and especially after not being consistent for the past couple of days, I was verry unsure …..But to my surprise, working out all these past few days paid off… I not only completed the workout with ease but also did so with minimum breaks 🙂 To someone overweight, this seems like an unbelievable dream 🙂

So, enough about me being awstruck 🙂 my workout schedule for day 18 was as follows:

So, all in all today was a good day 🙂

I do feel hopeful now to finish my quest as planned 🙂

 

Day 13!

Day 12 was awesome…absolute rest day 🙂

Day 13 had its challenges…but I am proud to inform that I did manage to wake up at 6 am 🙂 and workout today’s schedule ( I did struggle but I managed to achieve my goal for the day 🙂 )

Today’s workout plan was as follows:

I still struggle with my crunches and sit ups and of course the plank! But I have begun feeling the BURN post workout in my abs and a li’l on my thighs too..Hope this hints at losing the muffin top and less of thunder thighs 🙂 fingers crossed 🙂

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day 11 :) :) :)

Today was a good day 🙂

  1. I woke up at 5 : 30 am 🙂 Yes….Finally…:) We still need to see if it was a one time thing or is this one going to stay 🙂 but for today, am proud of myself! 🙂
  2. I survived the gruelling workout plan of the day….Though I split the targets into numerous sets…I didn’t lose out to any exercise.. 🙂
  3. I survived 42 seconds of PLANK!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 
  4. It is barely 11: 40 pm and I am tooo sleepy ( which is good cos it means I wont be a night owl tonight 🙂 )

So, my workout plan for the day was:

My body is kinda sore…but I feel good…happy 🙂

I haven’t weighed myself yet or noticed much change in the way my clothes fit me…but in these 11 days, I sure do feel fit and healthy 🙂 So, I am guessing atleast a part of my goal has begun to shape up…to be healthy 🙂

Wishing hard for the other half to shape up soon too and shape me up all sexy 😉

 

Day 10! ! ! Ouch! ! ! :(

I hope you get the idea from today’s blog title that today HURTS!

My body is sore…even post a hot shower!!!

I barely scraped through today’s schedule…& I must confess I am very intimidated by the challenge!!! I know it is a bit of a late response to have cold feet on  DAY 10….. but till today, I was confident my body could do the target schedule…but now, am not too sure…the workout schedule is getting tougher and my body isn’t complying as much 😦

I am not being melodramatic….I failed to hit one of my target exercises today  😦 😦 😦 THE PLANK !!!!

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 The schedule demanded that I do 38 seconds of plank but I let go at 28 seconds & in my second attempt at a measly 12 seconds (though , I could have sworn that the second’s hand on my watch was toooo slow today 😦 )

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Also, to accomplish my most feared SIT UPS , today, I had to again split the 50 situps into 2 sets of 30 and 20…and I barely survived….

Here is today’s scary schedule:

The only upside today, is that I am exhausted & kind of drowsy at 9 pm ….Hopefully, this will help me hit the sack early & have my target 5:30 am early morning!!!!

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2 days to go

So, The plan begins from June 1st 2014…

2 Days to go…

How do I feel…. ?

Highly unsure…. but atleast I do want to attempt and succeed…so that is a plus…

So as the days get closer, I have been planning my ideal workout plan… N coincidently I saw people on facebook inviting each other for this : 30 day ab challenge & 30 day squat challenge

I was intrigued…looks like alot of people are taking up being fit in June’2014 ;D

Anyway, before you think of enrolling and joing any of these challenges blindly, I feel you must read this post about the unseen pitfalls of these challenges :

Why the 30 day squat challenge wont help you!

After reading Kathleen Trotter’s above article, it confirmed my doubts about the trend…

But am not going to brush it off entirely, it does have some merits…

  1.  Alot of your friends seem to be doing it…Let’s face it, however old you may be, peer pressure does get to you! So using this peer pressure constructively, you can stay on track on a workout for 30days!!!! Now that is commendable:)
  2. If done correctly, the abs & squat workout will definitely help you lose some calories and build up stamina (It may not be alot but it sure will be something)
  3. It will (hopefully) get you committed to routine exercising:)

So, this is My Workout Plan for the next 30 days:

So, this may sound weird coming from a heavy weight girl…But I love Squats 😛 (I wasnt always this heavy;)

I thought just regular squats 250 times will get toooo boring and kinda tiring to count 😉 Lucky for me, I found this page showing how to do the same challenge with some variations.. Here is an easy download-able & printable version of the same

So apart from these squats , I plan to add the 30 day abs challenge to my routine along with a daily 1 hour brisk walking (if possible)

Apart from this , I hope to be eating lean and healthy

I hope this works and most importantly , I hope I stay consistent…So wish me luck:)