Monday, August 23, 2010

Challenge Number 4!

Hey guys! Sorry I'm so late in posting this.
But I made it home safely!

My trip was awesome! Due to the very hot weather, we didn't do as much hiking this time as last time. But I still worked out! 
Just not as often as during non-vacation weeks ;-)

I did, however, try new things:

I went swimming in a lake that had deep blue water, and really red sand 
-I'd never done that before
In said lake my legs got an extreme workout as I tried to stay away from the seaweed 
-I'd never done that before
I made up a workout routine in a swimming pool, including having my legs on the edge of the pool, and doing sit ups
-I'd never done that before
Michael is a lot more tan than I am, and he's very excited to be swimming
I walked around St. George to different historical sites
-I'd never done that before
I walked around a dinosaur tracks museum
-I'd never done that before
I danced vigorously in the car as we drove around
-I have done that on many occasions, but never in St. George

I think those count. Don't you? ;-) 

As for the self-esteem challenge, I am in the same boat as Amber and Helena; my Wonderful Husband was really the only one to compliment me, but I accepted his compliments graciously. 

I can't remember if others complimented me, which means if they did I didn't internalize it. I tend to do that. I accept it kindly so they know I appreciate it, but I don't always believe it, and then in turn I don't remember it. But I am definitely going to try and change this.

I'm going to try and kick butt with this weeks challenges!
Here's hoping I do everything :-)


Annie on August 23, 2010 at 10:41 PM said...

Wow! You were busy!! Rock on Chantel.

Helena on September 1, 2010 at 11:53 AM said...

This picture is awesome! Your photographer must be really talented.

Also, congratulations on all of your firsts! It sounds like it was really fun.


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

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About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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