Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Difference between a Butt and an Ass



The hubby has been on my case to open an Instagram for weeks now. I think because he's secretly jealous of my Twitter following (compared to his. Not because I'm a juggernaut or anything) and wants to have more followers than me (somewhere) again. After dragging my feet on the whole thing because I'm on social media overload as it is I finally opened one a few weeks ago.

What have I found?

Well besides a few IRL friends, I have found: cats, dogs, food, fashion, aaaannnddd fit girls. Have I mentioned how badly I want to be a fit girl again ? I'm inspired and re-energized! I got really lazy after the 100 mile challenge. I couldn't get my ass out of bed in the morning. My warm comfy bed. It is still my dream to be an athletic woman someday. As I've mentioned before, I will never be a skinny girl, but a toned, sexy, fit girl? Hell yes I can! Hard work. That's all it takes.

These ladies post a ton of pictures. Not just of their toned bodies. They show you their workouts. Correct form. What they're eating and post encouraging words. I am so inspired. I'm ready to have a new mentality.

The last few months have been hard on me. I've been up and down the same 3 lbs all summer. 138-141. On the one hand I kind of don't care. I'm wearing a lot of pre baby clothes. I look in the mirror and I like what I see. A "normal" woman. The hubby? He's a happy guy. That makes me BTW, a super happy wife. So there doesn't seem to be a lot of motivation for me to step away from the cocktails.

Except when I take my clothes off. My gut (can't call them abs without laughing), legs and under arms are less than okay. I have been having this inner dialogue. A dialogue that says: I'm 35, and a mom. This is as good as it gets. It's cool. Get over your self.

Instagram and the fabulously fit women on it are changing my mind. Not totally. Maybe it's time to give up on the idea of weighing a buck twenty five. However maybe, just maybe I can tone up and be truly fit at this weight. I have shifted my focus. Of course I still plan to run. I love running and hope to be at it until I'm OLD OLD OLD. Maybe it's time to focus on getting strong. Not maybe. It is time. And I'm ready.

I found a challenge. This girl is fucking amazing. You can follow her @cctchickentuna. I'm on day 17 of this challenge and I'm loving it. The hubby has started buying me panties again. I feel great.

The wheels in my mind are turning, my imagination is racing. I feel like a jack in the box ready to pop from the anticipation of just doing it and the self satisfaction I'll get as a reward at the end. Self satisfaction and a nice ass, that's really it's own reward isn't it?

Here's the Challenge:







I'm not getting any younger, and you know what?

It's not fun, getting older. It sucks that we put on weight, when our calories in, to our calories out have not changed. We eat the same number of really yummy dinners. Drink the same number of wine glasses with dinner and the same number beers on Football Sunday. But our jeans get tighter. Even though we run the same number of miles, maybe more.

There are little lines on my face I don't remember ever seeing before. More than a grey hair. My skin is loosing it's youthful glow. Or so it sometimes feels. You know when it doesn't feel that way? When you set a physical challenge and then you work hard to meet it.

You wanna know the best part? Everyday that you get up a little earlier, or find that time in your busy day to say; "Right now, in this moment, it's about me. It's about me and this amazing thing called life. Right now I'm respecting me, my body and my soul's need for my mind and body to work together". You'll feel at peace with yourself, because you'll know it's true.

Digging deep in my in my well, for the desire to be my best self, is hard. It hurts and it doesn't come easy. Every time I do it any way. Every. Time. I feel good. I never finish a work out and think, well that was a big waste of time. Never.

When it's over I have an incredible sense of accomplishment, and that's good for one's health. As is the strengthening of ones body. It strengthens your mind too. So let's do it! Who's in?





16 comments:

  1. seriously? someone can go from doing nothing to doing 50 squats on day one? this can't possibly be for beginners.

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    1. Well a couple of things. Obviously this girl is NOT a beginner. However this is her beginner workout. You don't have to do all the squats in a row. I did 5 sets of ten on the first day. My quads were killing me day 2 and 3. I was still sore day 5 and 6. You do it any way. My quads ache. Even now, but it's doable. I was a beginner to this, but not to working out. So in that case here's how I would do challenge. Month one do a sets of ten at a time, then do them within the hour to meet total. For instance do a set of ten every ten minutes the first day, you'll finish in 50 minutes. Day two do the same then a set of 5, day 3 a set of 10 every 10 minutes you'll do in the hour. Do it even though you're sore. A little tip if you keep doing it, the soreness will go away on it's own.

      I'm not saying it's easy. But there's away to do it no matter what you're level. I wasn't new to working out so I do them in sets of ten with 20seconds to a minute between reps.

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  2. I am in. I did 25 last week and it hurt to sit, can't wait for this - but I will do it because I my ass is big and needs a lot of help, sniffle....

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    1. the first 3 days are the hardest. You can do it, by day 6 you're gonna be feeling good. lol, your ass is big? Mine is little, sniffle...

      Not for long. Follow this girl on instagram. She has
      LOTS of challenges

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  3. I read this, I looked at the challenge...and I thought I really want to want to look as awesome as I feel sometimes. I am committed to sexy ass.

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  4. Hmmm... I'm thinking about it. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  5. Now, yeah, this is tempting to try!

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    1. Right. I've done my first 50. I've made a motivational checklist for each day. I'm IN! :)

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    2. That's awesome! I'll check in with you later. I'm stoked. Only the first few days hurt...

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  6. I could do this I am always up for a challenge

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    1. YAY! Can't wait to hear how it went for you :)

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  7. Wow - I'm on Instagram and I haven't seen any of these, but I'm going to check out the challenge. I need it. The kids went back to school yesterday and I started back at the gym. Day 2...so far, so good. But then I come home and eat. lol I need a kick in the butt...or ass, if you will.

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    1. The other super awesome girl to follow is @Mankofit, she is amazeballs! Day 2, way harder than day 1, but not as hard as day 3. Hang in there. By day 10 you feel awesome and 16 wks it's become a habit...

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