The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Monday, August 31, 2009



I completed my challenge with 4 days to spare! WAAHOO! My first victory lap the following day was my fastest mile interval @ 13.37 min.

This Month’s Challenge is called “Beat the Clock.” This challenge is for you to set your own personal goal and work hard to “beat the clock.” Choose your cardio and spend this month improving on your speed, stamina & endurance. Clock your distance, time and journal how you feel after your workouts. Let’s see how much we can personally improve in a month. [Ex. Clock time for 1 mile on treadmill/elliptical/cross trainer on September 1st and see how much you can improve your time/stamina in one month].

For those of you who haven’t joined, is an excellent website to log your exercise AND briefly jot notes about each workout. This is where I track my progress and log my time. My goal is to improve my mile time, but more importantly than even “beating” a time is increasing my stamina.

So the question of the day is….ARE YOU GAME???

As much as I love challenging everyone, ultimately we need to be our own inspiration.

Challenge yourself!
I'll route you on...

How to add "Beat the Clock" logo to blog...
1. Click the "Beat the Clock" logo or choice above.
2. Right Click photo and click "Save As" (save to computer)

3. From your blog click "Customize" in top right hand corner.

4. Click "Add a gadget"

5. Add the "Picture" gadget

6. Select the "Beat the Clock" Logo saved on your PC

7. Attach the following link: "" - (to refer others to the challenge.)

TADA If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at

If you aren't already, I encourage you to log your workouts @ It's a GREAT website and will be incredibly beneficial for tracking your times as well as allowing others (like me) to motivate you along the way!

BTW: Biggest Loser: Season 8 starts September 15th - Don't miss it!
Verse of the Day:
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.


Shauna said...

i have a challenge: how about you reach 100 lbs this month!!!!! love you

Magic Brush said...

I do want to have my personal best 5K time in September! I'm on board...

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

I'm in !! I want to get to a solid 11 minute mile... will upload the logo tonight!! Yeah! I agree, we all have to at sometime or another motivate ourselves!!

Kristen said...

congrats on finishing your challenge!!

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

I am doing this challenge but can't seem to get the logo on the site - I followed the instructions... not sure what I did wrong...anyway...I'll blog about it once a week to stay on track!