Monday, November 23, 2009

Push Ups, Quest for containers & Passion

Week Four, Day One 100 Push Ups Challenge
Set One: 18
Set Two: 22
Set Three: 16
Set Four: 16
Max Set: 30
Total: 102!

Feeling really good about my progress with the push ups so far. Its getting more challenging for sure. It feels so good to keep pushing when I mentally want to give up too soon. I am really working on my mind with this. For so long I'd see the finish line of whatever challenge and give up right before I got there. Its always been mental. I'm not sure why I've always done that... hmmm... definitely something to think on.

So, I am on a quest for small glass containers. I'm trying to eliminate the plastics from my life. I need smaller containers for food though. I don't have enough room in my cooler for containers that are really too big for the food they are holding. I get that with some of the plastic ones as it is. I like the bigger Pyrex containers I have. I wonder if they have small ones... I have a ziploc container that is 9.5oz. That would be perfect....
Anyone know of any other companies that make glass containers? I'd like to go with a green company. I admit now, that I don't know if Pyrex is a green based company, so I have some research to do. I'll take some suggestions if anyone has any. :) I'll share my research once I have something.

I'm going to finish out the month strong. I am hiding the scale. I'm taking some "before" pictures tomorrow. I am re-committing and staying focused. There's no more time to waste on self-doubt. I can do this. I just have to stay focused. I've been so worried about being weak... when I should be focusing on how strong I am. This 100 Push Ups Program is actually really good for my mind. I started out struggling to get 10 completed. Now I can do 30 AFTER doing 4 other sets!

I really want to try P90X. I don't know if I want to do the whole series, but the core training and the cardio would be great. I may just try the first month rotation and see how I do. Then I can go from there. I need something to keep me focused but not bored. I know its intense but I think the challenge is what I need.

I love this quote:
PASSION : "There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... Pursue those".

4 comments:

Angela said...

Hillary--i was actually just looking up the stainless filtered water bottles instead of getting plastic...i came across these...there are a bunch of different types/sizes too.

http://www.amazon.com/LunchBots-Duo-Stainless-Steel-Container/dp/B001OIX5H2/ref=pd_sim_sg_34

Healthgirl said...

Thanks Angela! I highly recommend SIGG water bottles. WORTH the price!

Evelyne said...

AWESOME!!! I'm SO freakin' happy for you girl!!! Whoo-hoo!!! That's freakin' amazing! Look how STRONG you are! You kicked butt! Keep going, don't give up and you will be right where you want to be! Don't have any suggestions about the glass containers, sorry. Would love to hear what you come up with though!

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