Everything is working out!
I had my 2.5 year old son sleep with me last night because he had a sore tummy so he was up at 6:05 this morning which meant I could not exercise as soon as my hubby left for work.
I decided I would not let that bug me (it usually would) and I just cuddled with my boy and drank some coffee.
The morning went on...breakfast, clean up, some laundry and then it was time for the baby's nap. As soon as she went down I hit the living room and did all of the challenge exercises.
So Day 2 of the challenge...COMPLETE!!!
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Then it was time for some school lessons, more clean up and then lunch! The day was slipping away and if I was going to earn another $5 then I needed to find time to get in 20 minutes of exercise.
Nap time for 2 of the little people was going to have to be it....this is usually a time that I just mellow out but I want to make $$$$$. I got the little ones down and the other 5 watching a movie and I got on my running clothes laced up my shoes!!!
The children all questioned me...are you going for a run????
I assured them that I was going out but just in the yard to workout and I needed them to tell me when 20 minutes was up.
I started out thinking I will just run around the house but I soon became bored with that so I decided to do step ups on the deck stairs and then finished off with a couple more laps around the house.
I completed 500 Step Ups, WOW my legs are burning right now!
This was the challenge that some of the Biggest Loser contestants had to do to get on the show this season so once I started doing the step ups I decided if those people can do them in the state of fitness they were at the time and considering their weight then I will push myself to do that many too!
Long story I know just to say I managed to get my 20 minutes of exercise in today! but I was proud of myself for making it happen when recently it has seemed so easy to just not make exercise a priority. So, yeah me!
A very interesting thing has been going on with me today...I have been craving protein.
I never crave protein so this is crazy to me but I have been listening to my body and eating lots of it and not much of anything else.
I decided to google reasons why people crave protein.....I learned that one of the top reasons why is to repair muscle tissue...so when you are building muscle as in you have shredded muscle by either increasing weigh or introduce the muscle to new activity the body needs extra protein to repair those muscles.
Maybe I am actually doing more to my muscles then I originally thought and it is only November 2nd!