DECLUTTER: Day 16-18 of 30 – This is a Disaster

This is a Disaster

The next days’ tasks were just like the previous ones – not challenging.

Day 16 “Cupboard with pots & pans”
Total Time: 3 minutes. Total items donated: 0

I love having my pots and pots drawers right under my range. It’s easy access.


30 Day Challenge Accepted Declutter
BEFORE / AFTER – PANS
30 Day Challenge Accepted Declutter 30 Day Challenge Accepted Declutter
BEFORE / AFTER – POTS
30 Day Challenge Accepted Declutter 30 Day Challenge Accepted Declutter

Day 17 “DVDs”
Total Time: 0 minutes
what are DVDs? Kidding, not kidding.

and…

CHALLENGE: DECLUTTER – ✖️ INCOMPLETE

 

What Happened?

  • My clutter didn’t need as much decluttering as I anticipated
  • These posts required photos. I’m not not a photo-person. Mostly because I like to keep my private life private. But I hope you enjoyed some sneak peeks of my home.
  • There was nothing exciting to report. How much can I write about reorganizing my already organized closets?
  • I have to be in a zone to clean. Forcing myself to tackle a small part of my closet was inefficient. I’d rather spend hours and clean the whole house; music blasting with the kids out of my way.

TREADMILL 28-30/30: Epic Fail (with Challenge Review)

… ONE MONTH LATER…

Epic Fail

I wish that was a joke. There I was after Day 27 of this 30 day challenge, one step away from the finish line… and I gave up. Embarrassingly, I’m not even bothering to finish up this 30 Day Treadmill Challenge.  Talk about a FAIL.

30 Day Challenge Accepted Treadmill

The obvious truth is that I plainly lost interest in this challenge.  I could easily blame that things at work and at home got busy (they did!), but that would be lame.  However, although I can’t claim that I’ve kept to an alternate regular exercise routine these past 4-5weeks, I have tried to be less lazy.  I’ve even used the treadmill, but didn’t follow the Refinery29 program. I was simply over this specific program.

Day28
“Hills: Run Flat (1) + Incline Run (1) + Walk Flat (1), x6”
NOPE!

Day29
“Walk (1) + Run (3), x5”
NADA!

Day30
“Pyramids: Brisk Walk, Increase Pace 0.2 Every Minute to Run (5), Then Reverse, x2”
BYE FELICIA.

 

Review of the Refinery 29’s 30 Day Treadmill Challenge

It’s doable but cumbersome

As mentioned at the half-way mark, the challenge itself is achievable regardless of what fitness level you are.  Whatever speed you consider is a “walk” vs a “run” is up to you.  So, you can challenge yourself further by pushing yourself to a fast speed.  In general, the daily routine was 20-30minutes max, and would get your heart moving. However, the adjustments with speed and/or incline with the short time durations were just annoying.  Having to keep track and manually change the settings messed with my groove.  It just added to my excuses for not wanting to do this challenge.

 

In closing, here are the goals I listed when I started this challenge:

  • to complete this challenge as close to 30 days as possible
    • unmet
  • to feel comfortable in my clothes again
    • unmet
  • stop being so good at making excuses
    • unmet
  • be more active with my kids
    • partially met
      • I found myself being a bit less lazy with my kids.  This means little things like using our free time to run around at the park or simply walking to school instead of driving.  We do yoga and dance games together, and while the weather is still cooperative, we go for a easy hike.  They have so much energy, and I just try to steal some of it.
  • go beyond 30 days and make exercise part of my lifestyle
    • unmet.
      • Truth is, these daily challenges weren’t enough.  20minutes on a treadmill used to be my warm-up before using machines or  free weights and/or isometric exercises.  You could argue that I should’ve performed this current challenge by making it part of a larger routine, but I wanted to try this as a one-off. Also, its hard enough for me to find a way to steal 30minutes from may days, let alone a full-hour.

 

CHALLENGE: TREADMILL – ✖️ INCOMPLETE

 

Want to read all 30 Days of the Treadmill Challenge?  View the Overview page HERE