3.31.2015

And That Concludes The Most Giant Failure Ever. Sorta.

because who doesn't love a good post workout selfie from time to time? oh right. nobody. 

So the #1800MinuteChallenge ends today. You see, the point of the challenge is to complete 1800 minutes of exercise in 60 days. Something I would normally never even think about doing - that is until I decided to be the ring leader and invite hundreds of other ladies and gents to do it with me. One would assume (myself included) that when hosting a challenge, the host herself would most definitely accomplish the goal set out for everybody involved. Well guess what, you are wrong. This hostess sucks. It was somewhere around a week ago when I realized that I had to complete 80 minutes per day for a week straight to get all 1800 minutes complete that I gave up. It turns out that my brain works in a way that when it sees a big number it translates it to 0 and so that's what I've done. 0 minutes of exercise in the last and final week of the two month challenge. Awesome. Said nobody ever. And now I'm kinda mad at myself because who likes to fail? Well Justin Bieber apparently. Somebody please tell me you watched the roast last night and died of laughter the entire time too.

On the flip side, my "failure" resulted in 1450 minutes of exercise that I wouldn't have done otherwise. Stronger leg muscles, the endurance to go from running 1 mile to 4, pants that now button themselves (it's a miracle!), I discovered and partnered with a local workout joint that I am absolutely in love with (looking at you lol health and fitness), abs that you can very faintly see (like squint your eyes enough and I promise they are there) and a thirst for more exercise and healthy habits in my life. 


While I want to pound my head a wee little bit into the cement for not finishing the challenge, I still have a whole lot of be proud of. To celebrate I'm heading to Indianapolis to shut up and dance at a Walk The Moon concert. Whoever said you have to win to have fun?

ps. Reminder -- if you did actually complete all 1800 minutes (WAHOOOO! YOU GO!) send over your spreadsheet to livinginyellow@gmail.com. I can't wait to pay one of $300 for rocking it out. You know what's sexier than a girl with a good body? A girl with a good body and some money in her bank account. 

Cheers to whatever you almost accomplished but didn't. There's always next time they say ;) 

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20 comments:

  1. Girlfriend - you still look amazing and you still got off your butt a TON it sounds like. Go you ;)

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  2. Any progress is progress! Good work and you look great!

    Brittany--https://bebrittany.blogspot.com


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  3. Even if you didn't finish the entire 1800 minutes, kudos for making changes. It's the little things that help the big picture.

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  4. I LOVE your posts...they always make me smile. And I need way more than 1800 minutes of exercise so you're ahead of at least one person! :)

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  5. I did a fitness challenge this past month too (hosted it!) and didn't quite hit ALL my goals, but like you said- still progress, still work and time you put in!

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  6. You look amazing! I completed the challenge and feel so much better but still no abs. They are coming though.. Gonna keep on going cause summer is coming!

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  7. I did the whole "holy cow I have a lot of hours to go"... managed to squeak over 1800... barely. LOL -- I could work out for daysss and still not have your legs. Wowza!!!

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  8. Hey you SHOULD feel proud of yourself. You did a lot! More than me, for sure. Plus it's all about progress.

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  9. You still look great so those 80 minutes per day be damned!

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  10. It's the thought that counts :)

    -Rae
    studentsandstyle.wordpress.com

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  11. It sounds like you DID win!.. Our gym recently had a "March Madness" themed challenge. For the first week everyone was in the running, and then it was cut to the top 16, and then the top 8, and then the 'fab 4', and then the winner was crowned. I get insanely competitive about things that nobody else cares about...like winning in scrabble...and winning gym March madness challenges, but alas, I finished as #3... I was disappointed (similar to you), but also similar to you, I feel so encouraged and on a really positive trajectory for the spring/summer months! Congrats on your 1450 minutes!

    Al
    www.herbearings.com

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  12. girl. give me all your abs. and your legs. and your arms. sending my spreadsheet over now!

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  13. I totally feel you on this... I love working out/trying new fitness things, but as soon as I try to commit to any type of challenge, I inevitably fail. But you are right to think of this experience as an accomplishment! Anything you do for your body is good :)

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  14. well said on that you still absolutely accomplished a huge goal, even if it wasn't to the exact number you set out. also, i see those abs, no squinting required! good work!

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  15. I didn't participate because I didn't know if this pregnancy would let me do the 1800, but somehow I managed to do more than that. You look great, and good job still getting in 1450!

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  16. That's still a ton of exercise, congrats!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  17. And your honesty is exactly why you are a winner and not a failure!! You have done so well and 1460 minutes is a whole lot more than anyone sitting on the couch did... You have inspired so many too! x

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  18. Well done on the challenge. and great abs. I would have loved to participate. Though I think I could have done less too.. I'm currently doing around 40 minutes a day max.

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  19. Authenticity is something a lot of big blogs lack because they only show the pretty and put together. I LOVE that you are real with your followers and it makes you that much more awesome and relatable ;)

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)