30-Day Challenges

30-Day Challenge – Day 9 Update

30-Day Challenges

We’re on day 9 of my 30-day challenge.  I’m pretty close to on track with my Couch to 5-k – I’m 1 day behind due to some baseball/softball game craziness with the kids.  Sometimes I almost feel like it’s moving TOO slowly.

My modus operandi in the past has been to work TOO hard for a few days and hurt myself, so I’ll stick with the plan. I’ve been on 2 days of rest for the week, back to the workout tonight – I’m really enjoying it so far – and can do all of the jogging parts without stopping.  That was a huge ego boost.

This is what the next week brings for my workout:

Week 2 Workout - Couch to 5k

There are 10 weeks in the program, and it’s not that difficult to follow – there really Isn’t any excuse for why I haven’t done it before – but I will say I do enjoy doing this on my treadmill instead of running outside – I’m way too self conscious for that right now, maybe the last few weeks we can make that a goal.  Also, my neighborhood has hills, hills are evil.

I would say the hardest part of the workout is finding the motivation to do it and stick with it.  I’m feeling good about where I’m going and Im kinda looking forward to actually wearing out a pair of sneakers so I can buy a new pair.  I’m also looking forward to shedding a few pounds and resurrecting some forgotten wardrobe items.

I have also not bitten a nail in the last 9-days.  They dont look great, they’re breaking A LOT, but the breakage is not from Growing Nails The Hard Waymy gnawing on them, so that’s good.  I actually have a natural nail that extends past the end of my finger now…that has NEVER EVER happened before.  Not in 37~ish years.

I’m putting a coat of Essie Grow Stronger on them today and then they all have a little growth I’m treating myself to a Manicure.  Very excited for that.  I’ve had acrylic nails put on and maintained, but never a manicure on my natural nails.  I’m pretty sure I wont put color on them, way to tempting to pick at them when they have color, but some healthy cuticles and nail beds is still exciting for someone who has never had them.  A nice by-product has been no hang nails, even in this horribly dry weather.  Win Win!

So that’s the update for the week, hopefully things keep moving at the same pace and in 30 days I have beautiful nails and am on my way to a much healthier lifestyle.