Monday, August 1, 2011

August Challenge

So I just came across the perfect solution for getting out of the funk I've been the last few days. I'm joining a challenge started by one of my facebook friends!!

link to original discussion here

This is what it says:

"The month of food & fitness"

For the month of August we will be focusing on self control. Completely remove ONE thing from your diet that you feel is holding you back. Examples: sweets, pop/soda, white bread, chips, etc.

August 1 - August 7= Fitness- 300 crunches total this week (that's 43/day)
Food- Try three new recipes this week. ( is great)

August 8 - August 14= Fitness- 300 jumping jacks total this week (that's 43/day)
Food- Two meat free meals this week (link below offers meal ideas)
meal ideas

August 15 - August 21= Fitness- walk/jog/bike 10 miles this week (average of 1.5 miles/day)
Food- Eat an apple a day! (check the link below, the benefits)
Daily Apple benefits

August 22- August 28= Fitness- complete 6 hours of exercise this week (42 mins/day)
Food- Plan your meal menu for the week!

August 29- August 31= Share your progress pictures with us!
Tell us one thing you love about yourself!


This is totally doable and I think some good structure is what I need right now in the home stretch ya know? I can't wait to get started! :)I hope all of you will join me in doing this August Challenge as well and share it on your blogs too!


  1. I'm very much looking forward to seeing your progress this month on your challenge. Like you said all of it is doable.

    You are gonna KILL IT!!!

  2. That looks like a great challenge for you girl......

    Jumping Jacks are tough, I absolutely hate them.....the girls are always smacking me in the face.....hahahahaha

    Good Luck!!!!

  3. I am doing this one for sure. I am looking up recipes next and printing this on 4x6 cards so it will be everywhere to remind me. I will also put the daily goals in my phone.

    I have jumping jacks to Bonnie, but 43 is do-able.

    Woo hoo.

  4. Good luck with the new challenge!

  5. I actually have a new found love for jumping jacks ever since doing Jillian's 30 day shred and the Biggest Loser's Last Chance Workout. Both are full of jumping jacks! They are kind of fun to me and i love knowing im burning major calories with them! I also really like the variations added in LCW.

    but yeah i definitely gotta make sure im wearing a sports bra or they hurt my boobs too bad! lol.

    hope to see lots of you joining me!! :)