Who’s Going To Join Me?

Have you ever heard the quote, “This time next year, you’ll wish you started today.”? I ran across it earlier this winter and it kind of spoke to me. It got me thinking about all the times that I put off starting something till tomorrow.

I am the worst during summer vacation from school. I start out the summer thinking I have all the time in the world. I think about all the things I’d like to get done before I go back to school. Here lies the problem. I think about them tomorrow after tomorrow after tomorrow. Then all of a sudden, I am out of tomorrows and it’s time to go back to school.

In January, I set some goals for myself for the new year. One of them was to not procrastinate. If I see something that needs to be done or that I want to do, I need to start it then, not later.

An excellent example of this came in February. In the late evening hours of February 3, I found the Fab Ab February workout on Bari’s blog. She was doing it and I decided to join her. I was already behind, so I did two workouts a day to catch up and by the 6th, I was on track. If you look at the chart below, you’ll see how it worked.

I did not miss one day the entire month. On February 29, I was amazed and proud that I did 100 sit ups, 25 push ups and a 2 minute plank. I actually enjoyed the month. Each day I felt like I was getting stronger and it was a true challenge to keep adding on to the exercises.

It would have been really easy to not start this workout challenge. It would have been just as easy to not finish the workouts. But, I kept plugging away and pushing myself. Of course there were days when the last thing I wanted to do was 80 sit ups or a 1 minute plank. I just made up my mind that the first thing I would do every morning was this workout.

Would you like to hear the real kicker? I liked this workout so much, I’m going to start it all over again on March 3. First thing every morning, it is going to be Fab Ab March!

So….who’s going to join me?

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  • http://faithfamilylovejoy.wordpress.com Laura P

    I’ll join you Nancy!  

  • erin

    I’m in!

  • Andy Drouin

    I’ve never been able to do a push-up in my life!  But I’m willing to give it a go.

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  • Neetmarie

    What exactly is a plank?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1541375138 Jennifer Jarman Stephens

    What’s a plank? Is that sitting against the wall?

  • asv23

    a plank is holding yourself. kind of like a push up but instead of on your hands its on your fourarms

  • Concerned

    I don’t see anything mentioned here about allowing time between workouts to let the muscles groups rest, recover, and heal. Why is that? Perhaps you might want to mention, especially to people new to exercising, that it is very important to allow muscles to recooperate between workouts. Otherwise, they may have a greater risk of injury. A friend of mine actually just had hernia surgery this week. She pushed herself too hard and got the hernia from doing SITUPS.

    • Lisa

      These exercises aren’t extensive enough to need rests in between them. That’s why it’s one set per day, and gradually increasing. Generally, the fewer rests you take between the three different moves, the greater the results.

  • sparklequeen

    I will! Got a 3 month old time to get with it!