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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day 3 Report Card

Bacon French Toast Sammich
It's Bacon Day. I celebrated accordingly with the above snack. Did you celebrate in any way? Maybe next Bacon Day, I can be a little more prepared with a bacon sculpture or something. Perhaps I could challenge myself with a bacon taco shell or a bacon house.  Suggestions?

The day was full of non-events, such as cutting all my nails super-short because one of them tore a quarter of an inch past the quick. Another?  Outside Christmas lights and decorations taken down and stuffed into our Texas basement (aka the garage). Very exciting.

- 30 Day Flexibility Challenge
 -- I have no idea what a wide runners stretch might be, so I posed like a sumo wrestler for 20 seconds. It seems legit.

- 30 Day Journey to Splits
 -- This journey is making me walk funny. Obviously, these muscles need stretching more than once every couple of years, and they are giving me the what-for! I used to be the most flexible person in the room and today, I look back on those days fondly. I'll get there again!

- 30 Day Burpee Challenge
 -- I've skipped rest day and done five anyway. I did them without shoes and I felt five pounds lighter!

- 30 Day Vocabulary Challenge
 -- Word. wormhole (I'm going with the less-boring, non-literal definition): a hypothetical structure of space-time envisioned as a long thin tunnel connecting points that are separated in space and time.

- 30 Day Back Challenge
 -- Okay, those renegade rows are getting challenging. I might have to break them up over, say, a couple of hours.

- 30 Day Cleaning Challenge
 -- Wiping down the pantry is a nice way of saying pull everything out, reorganize and repaint. It looks so innocent there on that list, doesn't it? I'm all about organization. Keeping things organized is another matter altogether, since I'm not the only one accessing it. By the way, we have a lot of peanut butter.

- 30 Day Wall Sit Challenge
 -- Blimey, walls are hard to sit on. They are. Try it.

- 30 Day Plank Challenge
 -- I have abandoned the elbow plank and am full-on straight-arming it. I closed my eyes during this plank and pictured myself in a hammock. This form of distraction didn't work.

- 30 Day Arm Sculpting Challenge
 -- My arms are taking this challenge seriously. Not as seriously as the 'Journey' regions, though.

- 30 Day Butt Lift Challenge
 -- Years ago, my sis L saw me after I had taken a two-month class at the gym and that class had lots of squats in it. She said I had pow-booty...so that's what I'm going for. I'll continue the challenge after 30 days for maximum effect.

- 30 Day Mom Challenge
 -- The hugging was a challenge since one of us is sneezing. It happened, though, and we'll see if the other of us is sneezing in a few days...  It's allergies, as the saying goes.

- 30 Day Blog Challenge
 -- Yay! Again! The blog update allows me to take a break between challenges. Did you know it takes a whole hour to write a few sentences?  Believe it.

Yes, these things are getting harder. I expected it, and expect more of it on down the line. I am so looking forward to the day 30 report card so I can reward myself with a router or a drill press. I'm taking suggestions.


  1. We are trying something called Rootology for those allergies. Was able to order it through Amazon. I hope we can report that it works in a few days.


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