I was catching up on my blog reading and came across this post by Angela at Oh She Glows. I am tempted to take on the challenge since I never feel too comfortable in a swim suit. I think it will give me the motivation that I need to tone up for the summer, which is much needed after a cold, dark Swedish winter. I am not sure if I will enter the challenge officially via Oh She Glows but I have been leaning toward it. I am at the weight that is ideal for me right now so my goal would not be to lose any weight just to tone up. I have a thin build but I haven’t been very toned since I was a gymnast/cheerleader. Hopefully, this would give me a little more confidence to strut my stuff come summer time! Ya know, since the beach is about 3 hours away! So exciting! However, I have absolutely no idea how I should do this? My body has toned up a lot in the arms and core area since I began practicing yoga but my thighs and booty are definitely not that toned! My usual weekly exercise consists of yoga, walking and the occasional run so I am open to suggestions! I was thinking to add a little more running to my weekly exercise along with some strength training exercises. However, I have never done any type of strength training! Ahh, I know! It is just kind of intimating to me, I guess. I won’t have access to a gym either because I would rather put my money toward the yoga studio, so I will be looking for some thigh/booty exercises outside of the gym soon for the challenge. Also, I am going to start running 3-4 days a week instead of the 2 days a week that I have been doing. I won’t be able to officially start the challenge until I move to Charlotte since we have so many things to get together before we move, but I am going to get everything put together for what I will do for the boot camp and let you guys know what my plan will be as soon as I figure it out! 🙂 However, my main focus will be on the lower body as well as increasing the intensity of my core workouts. Also, Angela would like for for all the participants to take a photo in a bikini (oh, no!!) and take measurements. I probably won’t take a photo in a bikini, a tank top/shorts photo sounds a lot better to me instead. But, if all goes well maybe I will build up enough confidence to post my “after” photo in a bikini! I will post a “before” photo with measurements when we get settled in Charlotte, I am going to say about 2 weeks. I am going to gradually ease myself into the challenge and hopefully be going full force in 2 weeks! I am enjoying all of the challenges that the blog world has come up with, first the forbidden foods challenge and now this! I think these are great way to learn how to step out of the box and to change your normal routine. I am off to start on the first part of the challenge, 3 sets of push ups and and 2 of Wigg’s abs exercises. Does any one have any good workout ideas for the challenge? Are you interested in participating as well?
I could never post without a photo, so here is a snack that Hans ate yesterday. A soft-boiled egg with Kalles’ kaviar. Mmmm… sounds delicious??? haha..