Sunday, August 8, 2010

How I did on this weeks challenge

Sorry I'm so late in posting this guys!

Okay, so I chose to do push-ups as well, because I am so bad at them! I can do pull-ups, and sit ups, but push-ups and I just don't get along.

I still hate them, but now I can at least do more!
So, I could originally do 5 before I start shaking too much to go on. To be honest if I take a break for an hour or so I can do more, but the rules did say in one sitting :-)
Thanks to the 30 Day Shred, I can now do 10 in one sitting before I need a break! I plan to improve it further... I'm not sure why I have such a hard time with them. I can do approx. 10 pull-ups, so why is this so hard? Maybe I'm doing them wrong?

I also did the self-esteem challenge, which was a good exercise. And hard.
When I was younger I would avoid looking in mirrors if I could help it. I knew I wasn't as pretty as my sisters, or my friends. Instead of learning to love my looks, I avoided them. I wouldn't let myself think about it.

Around my senior year of High School I started trying to change this. Now, just like everyone else, there are still things I would like to change, but I've been trying to learn to love those things.

Looking in the mirror, and not being critical, was really hard.
Eventually I tried to look at myself through different eyes, and it helped a lot.
I thought about how Heavenly Father made me, loves me, and wants me to love myself.

All growing up I've been able to see beauty in everyone, even if others called them "ugly" I would see something beautiful, unique and special.
So, I decided that I should see myself that way too.

I am beautiful, I am unique, and I am special.

I may forget it sometimes, and I know I won't feel/see it everyday, but making this list has helped.
I hope that we will all be able to read our lists, add to them, and when we look in the mirror be able to see something beautiful, unique and special.


Annie on August 9, 2010 at 6:24 AM said...

Ohh Chantel. You are so beautiful! and rock on that you can already do pull ups!

Helena on August 9, 2010 at 7:44 AM said...

Oh Chantel, you are so pretty! And not just on the outside. And I'm with Annie, who can do pull-ups? No one. You're crazy.


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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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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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