Since I’ve started my daily fitness journey, I’ve started following a lot of Yoga peeps on Instagram. I will never be able to do what they do, but I’ve seen a lot of headstands made easier by using a wall. So the search was on to find an open wall in my house that was not connected to a kids room. #fail. Turns out we have a lot of windows and a lot of shit on our walls, but I did find this cozy little spot next to my kitchen peninsula.
I’m 33 and anything that feels like climbing is still super fun for me. I’m sure I’ll grow up soon. So I scoured Instagram and Pinterest and came up with a total body strengthening series that used the wall for all sorts of things. THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!
I really didn’t think I’d be strong enough, but it was an awesome hard challenge and it feels amazing to have conquered it!
I’m not sweaty. I actually just put my hair back down because we have friends coming over. Makeup still in tact. Kids still asleep. But I do feel stronger, I’ve done something new which is always a rush and I had a hell of a lot of fun. So to me, #itcounts
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one of the coolest things about #100fitdays was to see my arms go from the weakest part of my body to the strongest. I usually dedicate 1 day a week to arms specifically, but I hit them up in Yoga and Total Body workouts too, so they do get a lot of love.
I’m such a believer in strong is the new skinny. I can say that 110 days ago I would have nodded but secretly disagreed. I’ve always had skinny arms and have been grateful for them. Now I kiss those things goodbye and love my new muscles! (flexing at my desk!)
Here’s this morning’s arm work outs. It was hard to make the time today, but I squeezed it in after the kids left and before work. Date night tonight, so I had to make the time! 🙂
15 reps. 3 sets. Get it!
Looking back I still can’t believe that I’ve worked out for 100 days in a row, but if I scroll through my Instagram account, it’s really true! I started this #100fitdays challenge to make my being healthy and stress free a priority during the busy winter months full of birthdays, holidays, colds, work and whatever else. I was skipping my usual work outs because I was exhausted and reaching for junk. It was time to make a change and make myself a priority.
I’ve learned so much. Finding the time for yourself and doing something psychical is a game changer for stress! My favorite finding is that even 10 minutes counts – it makes a change! It’s not about the 1 hour gym session full of cardio. Mashing up work outs every day has made me feel so strong and it’s been an awesome creative challenge. Thanks Pinterest!
Last, even though this is for me and only me, it’s been so fun to have my family cheer me on! So thanks to them for being the coolest, cutest, craziest crew that I love.
So here is a quick snapshot through my #100fitdays …
Last but not least, DAY 100!! I woke up early to do some yoga, start my IV of coffee & get organized for the day before the kids wake up.
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