August 28, 2012

Everybody Get Up, It's Time to Slam Now

A few weeks back I opened one of my distraction bags, (remember those?) and there was a piece of paper with a link to Matt Cutt's Try Something New for 30 Days 3 minute video. I watched the video and got pumped. In the video Matt talks about the power of doing something consistently for 30 days.  Big or small. Doesn't matter. He challenged everyone to think of something they had been wanting to do and to commit to doing it for only 30 days.  Not a lifetime. Just 30 days.

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I was very intrigued by this idea and so for a while now I've been pondering what I wanted my 30 day challenge to be. I was almost set on art journaling when I read on twitter that Mrs. Thriftary just signed up for her second half-marathon. Blast her and her nasty self-discipline! Her amazing efforts immediately reminded me of my continuous desire to exercise more.  So I slapped myself in the face and said, "Get it together woman. You want to exercise more?.. Well, then exercise more!!!" And then I chest-bumped myself in the mirror.

Soooo, I will be committing to some form of exercise every day for the next 30 days.  Don't worry, I won't "over-do" it.  Exercise could be going to BarreAmped, taking a zumba class, walking around the neighborhood, roller-blading with friends at the greenway, dancing to Beyonce, taking a short hike on the trails in town, doing a small work-out at home... Doesn't matter what.  Just something. Big or small.

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I'm not only committed to getting my body stronger for Abiella (If not I see VERY sore arms and back in my future) but I'm also excited to get those endorphins kickin' around. So... if Day 30 arrives and I've succeeded, I will jump up and down, slap yo mama, and whistle dixie all the way to Sonic Happy Hour.

As for now, I'm breaking out the spandex, loading up my IPOD and STARTING. Challenge accepted.

Cue Jock Jams circa 1994 and LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE... and just in case you need to get pumped about something, hit play.


You're welcome.

What would you want to do for 30 days?

* mae mae *

16 comments:

Brianne Heape said...

I'm always in a similar rut. I want to work out, I really do. I love the effects of working too. I just can't seem to consistently find the time. Thanks for the inspiration though, I'm thinking that even if I can't make it to the gym - I can at least shake my tail feather to some Beyonce or SOMETHING! :) Good luck on your 30 day challenge.

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Stesha said...

This is an awesome motivation post! You know the most difficult art of my day is getting out of my pj's and into real clothes so I can start doing things. Get up and get started!!! Thanks for the boost!

xxS

Danielle said...

i loveeee this so much. Does this mean we're crossfitting next Saturday?! ;-) Love you momma

Brittany Stewart said...

It's more like what will I NOT do... I am giving up dairy for 30 days... yes yes, seriously. For real. I swear! :) Thanks for the motivation! Now im going to jam out while I throw my dairy out! :)

Danielle said...

You totally strike me as a Beyonce "booty shaker!" Hmmm, what can I do for 30 days?!? I'll get back to you on that!

The Pink Growl said...

You can definitely do it!! Y'all ready for this??? bum bum bum bum bum bum!

Hannah said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I literally just had a motivation session at my gym! I think just getting off your butt and starting is absolutely the hardest thing! And just think, in 30 days it'll be a habit and there'll be no stopping you!

Thriftary said...

AAAAAAAAAAAh - You are the shiiiiiiiiz! And now I am so inpsired. Let's see.... Maybe I will do something sweet for Burley. Every day, for 30 days. That's a lot of sweetness. But I could be more of that haha.

Sara said...

You are my favorite. Also, that song is amazing. :)

I'll try to think of something, and I'll let you know. And let me know if you ever want to exercise together!!

Daily Vacation said...

If you want to get into shape do one of Jillian Michaels dvds (30 day shred or ripped in 30) Serious SERIOUS results..haha... GOOD LUCK!!! :D :D It's going to be very inspiring to read your blog for these 30 days

itsmekt said...

Not going to lie, I had trouble focusing on this post because my head kept singing 'its your chance do your dance at the space jam, alright, alright , alright' , great idea with the 30 days ill have to think of something I wanna do - but I did just revamp my blog, and since your blog awesome, I added you under my fav peeps, check it out
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Cait Emma said...

haha maddie is so impressive! - and thanks for the space jame ha

megan james said...

Oh my glob! SPACE JAM and CHEST BUMPED MYSELF IN THE MIRROR!!!!! You're my hero.

MacKensie said...

haha I love this -- especially the Space Jam part. I'm in the middle (well I'm on day 24) of a 30 day cleanse to help my body/eating habits. I'm def following along now. Feel free to visit my blog to see my progress as well! http://mackensieg.blogspot.com/ :)

xo

MacKensie

Kristine Foley said...

Love this idea! Get your grooooove on Mama! XOXOXO

TDM Wendy said...

It's time to slam now. Words of wisdom from the movie that inspired my son to be a baller. Thanks for sharing :) You go girl!