Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Resolution follow up

I consider myself a pretty active girl.  I run a few times a week, go to yoga classes, walk with friends.  But year after year on January 1st, I vow to be more fit.  I know - not a new concept.  Ever since I hit the big 3-0 I feel like it's harder to keep my muscles toned, so this resolution comes in more handy as the years go by.  I don't know if that's in my head or not, but as a way to get my arms tank top ready and to build strength, I decided to do


Not Goal:

I love Madge, but her veins scare me.

My husband and I are in the middle of week 2 and I am already up to 16 push ups.  Can you believe it! I'm not going to lie - it doesn't feel good while you are doing it, but it takes no time at all!  Seriously, it is only like a 1/2 hour a week and is totally worth it!   

Also, I just saw the greatest motivational tip over at over at Mucho Mucho Bueno Beuno!  Put your swimsuit on once a month in winter months to keep yourself "inspired".  Scary, but great idea!


I'll be sure to keep you posted on the progress, and let me know if you have any good toning tips!!


  1. Omg I vow the same thing every year too. I give you tons of credit for doing push-ups. I probably wouldn't be able to do one except for the ones where I have my knees on the floor. Good for you!! Good Luck!!

  2. I've been thinking about doing the push-up challenge for, like, a year now and I never seem to get up the motivation to start it!! Maybe I will soon, though - I need to work on my arms before the Big Day this summer!

  3. Good goal and I love love your not goal inspiration... ! :) I'm on-board too... I need to tone.

  4. Way to go! I have a bad back, so all I can do are those push-ups where you use your knees instead of your feet.

    I like the idea about trying on my bathing suit in winter! (Although it's scary, because I definitely don't look as good as I did during the summer!)

  5. The photos are great! I've been more active this year so far, too :)

  6. thanks so much for reading my blog... very true you're so lucky you live there!
    also, i'm starting a bookclub! the first book is going to be the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky :) shoot me an email to let me know if you're interested:

  7. I've heard about this program, but never actually seen it. I may try it too! Looking forward to a healthy and fit 2010...Good luck with the pushups!!!

  8. this is great. i need to go do some pushups now.