Friday, September 4, 2009

Challenges

Apparently September will be a month of challenges for me!

First, I took on Lori's personal challenge of losing four pounds this month, and then last Tuesday at my workout, Brad offered up several different challenges to do for one week (no sodas - I already do this; no drive thru meals - I already do this; no sugar - what, give up my Dove dark chocolate Promises?!?; or workout for five days this week) - you can probably guess that I chose the workouts, lol!

This means that I have to do something both Saturday and Sunday in order to complete Brad's challenge...I'm thinking that I'll ride my bike for six miles around my neighborhood and I'm also going to go buy an exercise tube so I can really work my arms. I figure I can also take the tube with me to Hawaii so I won't lose the progress I feel I'm finally making to get my Samantha Harris er, Lovely Linda arms and back!

I'm posting this on Friday night as my public commitment to getting those two workouts in - I know my lazy self, and with Jeff out of town until very late Sunday night AND my not having to work on Saturday (we're closed for the Labor Day weekend, woohoo!), I would otherwise loll around the house and not move much at all. So at least I'll move for about 45 minutes each day - go me!

Since this is a pretty boring post, I'll leave you with a couple pictures of Paco the wonder dog and his best friend, Ginger, playing in front of our houses this evening - they just love each other so much and have the best time together - watching them makes me laugh!

Paco is on the left, Ginger on the right

Playing with the neighborhood kids!

17 comments:

  1. Dogs are always good for a laugh.

    As for the challenge... you will compete it without any problem. You rock!

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  2. It wasn't a boring post, it was challenging--she says as she's sipping on a diet soda. :-p~~~

    I know you'll do a great job with your challenge!

    Cute pups! I love doggies.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Paco and Ginger are cuties. I love dogs.

    Good luck with your exercise challenge. I know you will do it!

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  4. cute dogs! I know you'll kick a in the challenge! :D

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  5. Boring? I don't think this post is boring at all, I've read it with pleasure!

    Good luck on the workouts this weekend but I'm sure you're doing them.

    Love the pics of the dogs! I love dogs, mine is old, very old. She's 16 years and almost blind and deaf but she's healthy. But no playing anymore for this oldie :)

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  6. Sounds like some good challenges - I know you will manage them no problem!

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  7. I am so sorry about all the comments, bleddy Blogger went apesh*t on me!

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  8. You'll rock the workout challenge - I know it!

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  9. That's OK, Fat(free)Me - I deleted them. Sometimes Blogger has a mind of its own! :)

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  10. You can do it!!! I know you can get all your challenges done ... you'll feel GREAT when you do!!!

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  11. Good luck on the workout challenges! And I love the way dogs have best friends--cats, not so much.

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  12. Oh yes, I’d definitely choose the workouts instead of giving up your chocolate, Shelley. :-) It sounds like you’re truly motivated and ready to kick into high gear for your challenge. I wish you luck, but I doubt that you’ll need it! ;-)

    --Susan

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  13. That challenge sounds great! You are totally motivated - I can just tell by your tone!

    Keep up the great work!

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  14. Oh girl!! Take full advantage of doing stuff for yourself while the hubby is away! Go do that exercise...you will absolutely love yourself when it's over with...nothing like coming back home and staring at your awesome, sweat-soaked self in the mirror! :)

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  15. I didn't find this post boring at all! It actually motivating me because I'm taking my own two week challenge.

    I look forward to reading more about your progress!

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  16. Love paco! And I have no doubt my dear that you will meet your challenges! :D

    I rooting you on!

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  17. Challenges are always great! They keeps us on our toes! ;) Good luck!! I have no doubt you'll do great though!

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