Thursday, July 28, 2011

ABsolutely FABulous Challenge Day 9: Do The New....Dude...

ABsolutely FABulous 
14 Day Challenge 

14 days worth of Ab Workouts, Healthy Habits & Positive Thinking


Ab Challenge:  Do the new.  Anything.  At all.  If you run, bike.  If you bike, walk.  If you do both....well then you are a darn rockstar.  Bodies get bored with the same old, same old.  Cross training always helps build different muscles....especially your core and abs.  My husband and sister took a surf lesson this weekend which is a killer workout on your abs.  I would have done it too but then who would take pictures??!!  SECRET:  I am terrified of wave.  Not water, just waves.  I think it is called wavephobia.  Ok, so I made that up.....but it could be real. 

Husband/Sister Surf



Healthy Habit Challenge:  My sister, mom & I came up with a saying over the weekend that applies to most everything in life. Zip it. Fix it. Stop it

Zip it = Just stop talking about it.  Talking about negative things can make it worse!

Fix it = Do something about it!  If you talk and don't act what is the point?

Stop it = Whatever 'it' is stop it.  Whether is be a negative friend, terrible boss or a bad habit.  Just.  Don't.  Do it.

Positive Thinking Challenge:  Surround yourself with people who make you better.  Invest in relationships that recharge you.  Settle for nothing less than what you want and desire.

On a random note look how cute my mom's outfit was.  At least I know where I get my sense of style....haha!  This is again where my philosophy of "belts make everything better" come into play.  That belt makes the whole outfit rock.


  1. I'm only slightly offended that you didn't mention I picked out the belt. Only slightly. And now I will zip it & stop it!

    Great post...glad I could be part of the inspiration! :-)

  2. Aww you and your mom are so cute! I like the philosophy too. My friends and I call it "verbal detox." We just had to quit talking about our weight. It was sooo annoying.

  3. Great post. I love your mom's outfit. I need more belts!

    Thanks for commenting on my post. I've enjoyed catching up on your blog. I love that garden party dress a few post back! And all the great exercise demos.

  4. thanks for the comment on my blog! franklin rocks! i've only lived here for 3 years, but i don't think i'll ever leave!

    and you have so many cool posts on your blog.. i'm excited to dig through and check out all the challenge posts!

  5. Hi Sarah! Surfing looks very bold and cool. I'm also scared of waves, but glad someone does this.

    Yes, belts are wonderful. I think I need to invest in more of them. They make my figure look better than shirts that just hang there.

    Your Mom looks very good for her age.

    :-) Marion

  6. Oooh I would love to try surfing! SO MUCH FUN!

  7. I just found your blog and I am now a follower! :)

    This post is great, btw... especially the healthy habit part.


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