Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Challenge - 30 Miles in 30 Days

HERE WE GO FOR APRIL! I hope that all you lovely ladies who have expressed interest are going to be linking up today and telling us your fitness stories for the first week in April. If you are new to the challenge for April then WELCOME! Here are the guidelines: Get in 30 Miles in 30 Days pretty much any way you can. Running, jogging, walking, elliptical, bike - whatever works for your fitness level. Keep track of your miles each week and link up on Thursdays to tell us how you did it. Let's get ready for our summer bodies!
Gotta love the Elle Woods theory! Saving husbands one 30 day challenge at a time! :)
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  
The purpose of this challenge is basically to get you active. We are measuring that in miles for this challenge, but we could measure in calories burned or minutes of activity in the future. I struggled with my self esteem and eating during March, but I have high hopes for April! And if you want to stay connected I am posting some updates via Twitter & Instagram {nikkib918} too. I have seen the #30milesin30days hashtag on Twitter and I love it! Makes me happy! Manda was my original partner for this whole challenge and she killed it last month. Now Ms. Kelly has asked to get involved because she had a Fitness Friday linkup. So we will all 3 be promoting the challenge this month - so no excuses for not having a support team!
Updates on This Week's Progress:
  • I have worked out every single day this week - Zumba Mon, Gym Tuesday, At Home Circuit Wed & Gym Thursday!
  • I am still struggling a little with my body being stiff and some shin splints
  • I have been sticking with my Weight Watchers points too so hopefully I will see a loss when I weigh on Monday morning
  • 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. I am one of those cheezy people who gets fired up over motivational quotes and you can always find some good ones on there!
  • The weather forecast for this weekend is perfect for an nice outside jog!
My total miles for week 1:
Tuesday 4/2
~1 mile warm up on treadmill 3.5 mph avg pace
~3 miles on stationary bike 15.8-17.5 rpm avg
 = 4 miles total

Thursday 4/4
~2 miles treadmill 5.9 avg pace
= 2 miles total

Total Miles for Challenge: 6 miles!
Only 24 more to go in 26 days!
What were your challenges this week?


Wine and Summer said...

Love the Elle picture!

Jill said...

Way to go! I'm kind of sad I didn't start this earlier to join it with you, but I know there is certainly NO WAY I'm going to run/walk 4 miles today. Not happening, lol. I'm also JEALOUS of your HRM. I'm really wanting to get one to see how many calories I burn in Barre and Exteme Cardio classes, and doing some of my DVDs at home. It seems like seeing the calories burned would help motivate me!!!

Lindsey said...

Get it girl!!! You are doing awesome! :) Also, I adore that quote from Elle!

Nikki said...

KILL it woman! You so got this!

Jordan said...

Like a boss! We are all going to kill it this month! I really need to suck it up and invest in a HRM already!

emenchho said...

Awesome start to the month! I didn't include my miles for today, but I already got 2 in this morning...ha...will include it with next week!

My-cliffnotes said...

Get it! Good job

Meg {henninglove} said...

this is so awesome you are doing this nikki and it is much easier when you have friends joining you and you each other the other accountable!

Becca Moss said...

This challenge IS my motivation! Yayyy! So excited to do this with y'all!

Anonymous said...

6 miles! That's fantastic!!! You're doing great :)

Jessica Manning-Garner said...

Thanks for hosting the link-up. I can't wait for the weather to STAY warm so I can get outside. I'm much more active in the spring/summer/fall!

Cami said...

I love this :)
I am so proud of you for starting this!! oxox

Cassie said...

look at all those link ups! yay! it girl! i'm so proud of you and thank you for being SO awesome and SUCH a great friend! xoxo

Mommy Mandy said...

Just love this!! Working on my post now!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Great job, girl! Kelly and I are wanting to incorporate this into our Fitness Friday link up. Please, spread the word and share the love. :o) xoxo

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Still waving to you as you pass by. I will hold your water bottle.

...Barbie... said...

totally just friended you on my fitness pal. AND one of your friends on there - not sure if you know her IRL is my friend from college's wife. She doesn't know me but I know her hubby! Small.Freaking.World.

Ashley Robyn said...

ahhh count me in for next week! I will catch up with this over the weekend. I was hoping this wasn't just for last month because I wanted to join in! hehe Thanks for inspiring me friend. Have a great Friday!

Heather said...

I found this link up through the blog Honor, Courage, Commitment; I was SO excited to have something to keep me accountable to my running goals! I'm looking forward to gleaning tips and ideas from your blog and others who link up!