Thursday, March 21, 2013

30 Miles in 30 Days Challenge Update - Week 3

I can't believe we are facing winding down week 3 of this challenge. Honestly, it makes me sad. I like this little extra push of motivation and I will probably keep it up for the month of April. What do y'all think of that? Would you participate if I kept the link up going for another 30 days?

Don't forget to show some love to the sweet Ms. Sarah who created this super cute button for the link up!
So button up and let's keep each other motivated!
The Pink Growl Link Up  
Manda and I are keeping daily tabs on each other and texting for support & motivation. It really helps to have someone hold you accountable and offer some words of encouragement. If you need us to do this for you, just holla! And I am posting some updates via Twitter & Instagram {nikkib918} too.
Updates on This Week's Progress:
  • I had a minor set back last week in the form of a stressful day. Those things are dangerous for me at this point. Thursday's stress spiraled into Friday & Saturday and I got behind on exercise and definitely stuffed my face. 
  • I gained back the 2 lbs that I lost, but I have since lost them back this week. So even though I had a goal to lose 8 lbs in March, I'm only at 2 so far. But I'm going to keep pushing! I would be very happy with 5 lbs at this point.
  • My Fitness Pal & My Polar FT4 HRM are GREAT motivational tools for me! If you want to friend me on MFP my username is {nikkibradley918}.
  • Pinterest has been a great source to find some at-home 30 min or less circuit workouts! If I fail to get out of bed at 5am and get to the gym, and I have plans in the evening I can always squeeze one of those quick workouts in. Makes me feel better to at least do something even if I can't hit the gym.
My total miles for week 3:
Sunday 3/17
~struggled through the HARDEST most painful 1 mile of my life jogging outside
 = 1 mile total

Wednesday 3/20 
~4 miles stationary bike
= 4 miles total
Thursday 3/21
~1 mile on treadmill
= 1 miles total

Total Miles for Challenge: 20.5 miles!
Only 9.5 more to go in 10 days!
Honestly going into this challenge I thought I would be WAY over 30 miles by the 30 day mark. With extra work hours, friend time, dating, joining a new small group at church and just general running around - It's been tougher than I realized to get these miles in 1 & 2 miles at a time. Knowing this challenge was in progress has definitely been a good motivator for me on the days when I've slacked off though. I will probably end up right at 30 miles by the end of the month, but dangit I will finish. And maybe for April I will have a more realistic timeline for pacing myself throughout the month.
What were your challenges this week? Thank you to everyone who linked up last week, I loved reading your posts!


Pamela said...

Whoop whoop! You go girl!

Anonymous said...

You go girllll!!!

Helene said...


ashlee said...

I would love another fitness challenge! I've enjoyed reading & being inspired by your post as well as the others! Congrats on your hard work!

P!nky said...

Keep up the great work!

I'd join for April :)!

Amanda aka Manda said...

I'm up for continuing in April! I know you can knock out the rest of those miles this next week!

Nikki said...

Awesome job! Keep up the great work!

Whitney Leigh said...

I've totally been slacking this week. but look at you go!
and I would totally keep going! I may not succeed as much as you, but I've loved this.

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I found that when I was using MFP I became obsessed with counting calories. So I'm trying to find a way to eat healthy without becoming a total crazy person.

Jordan said...

Get it Nikki! You're doing great, just keep pushing!

Alisa Marie said...

You are doing great! This link-up has totally helped me out and I would DEFINITELY participate in April :) Keep up the good work and before you know it you will be at 30 miles! I can't believe we are already near the end of this challenge, seems like yesterday that we started!

Kathryn said...

Only 9.5 more! You can do it! Love MyFitness Pal, too!

emenchho said...

You're doing great! Looking forward to finishing this challenge with you! :)

smk053078 said...

Run Forest RUN!!!!!!!! And maybe a little for me too??? LOVE YOU!

Steph Gregerson said...

If you do April, I'm in :)

Stephanie said...

Just getting to 30 at all is awesome!!

Francesca Giusti said...

love your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

Brittney Kay said...

I've been trying to keep up with you this month and I'm about to where you are! Thanks for the motivation! Keep up the awesome work! :)

Faith said...

Guess what? I hit 30 miles on Monday :)

You are doing incredible! So proud of you!

My-cliffnotes said...

I forgot to do mine dangit

Esme said...

Yes please do another 30 so I can join! :)

Lauran {The Real Young Housewife of Southern VA} said...

I hope you continue this for April! I'm totally doing it!