30 Day Challenge: Day 30

We did it!  We're here!  Day 30.  Victory is ours!  Lots of happy dances and exclamations! LOL ... feel's good, doesn't it? During this 30 day challenge, my job has been to challenge you about what you're doing; poking and prodding with questions to help you think consciously about your "small change" and how it will impact your life. I don't want to leave you with any last prods ... I just want to give you a big ol' hug and a pat on the back.  We've made this journey together and it's been exciting.  I learned a lot and I hope you learned a bit too. Please post your successes below and let me know about any takeaways you have from the past 30 days. Kudos to you! Cheers, Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

8 Responses to 30 Day Challenge: Day 30

  1. Staci May 10, 2011 at 7:15 am #

    I did such a terrible job of commenting and cheering everyone on but I’m really happy to say I succeeded in the 30-day challenge (with one minor moment of desperation where I took a giant swig of soda). But, my goals were to avoid drinking soda (I only drink diet, but still) and to do weight/resistance training three times a week. With the one note above, I held to the soda rule which was AWESOME for me. I’ve never gone that long without it since I was an infant, most likely. But, I am looking forward to having a cherry coke zero. I wasn’t drinking a ton as it was but it was nice to know I could go without it. It also helped me get creative with water options. :)

    And, I picked up my kettle ball and have had a great time using it. I bought a Jillian Michaels set last year (a 5, 10 and 15 pound set) and there is a sheet with several exercises on it. I would do it for about a half hour at least three times a week. I can definitely tell my arm strength has improved and I see more definition than I have in a while and my legs are coming along. They’re my real work to do.

    All in all, it was a great challenge and I’ll take what I learned forward without a doubt. I definitely have made the kettle ball part of my routine!

  2. Lisa Johnson May 10, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    Staci, that’s awesome, I’m glad you’ve discovered a new fitness tool! The soda is pretty awesome too, in the long run that could have the biggest impact on your health. Thanks so much for checking in! :-)


  3. Tara Burner May 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    I did my 100 (and then some) push ups daily! even w/burnt hand and on days I had no desire to do them since I was accountable here and on my blog!!!!

    Am working on few other challenges and will accomplish those as well.

    Big thumbs up to everyone here!

  4. Lisa Johnson May 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    Tara congrats on being such a champion … you persevered, you conquered fire! lol :-) L–

  5. Liana Mauro May 11, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    For the 30-Day Challenge I gave up refined sugar (again..) I was off for over a year and had more energy than ever before (it’s in everything — you’ll be so shocked if you really read your labels) and with extra work stress and personal things fell back into sugar addiction. Lisa, thank you for sharing this challenge with your followers — I’m happy to report I didn’t have any sugar except on 1 special occasion I had a bit of Creme Brulee :) I’m going to continue with this as it’s something I want to be a part of my lifestyle. It causes me to be more mindful of what I’m putting in my body, makes me want to use my body more, and causes me to be much more kind to myself. It’s a wonderful positive cycle and I’m so happy to continue with this!
    Thanks again, Lisa! I’d love to hear how your Month of Meditation went :)

  6. Tara Burner May 12, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    LOL yep conquered fire, conquered whacked ankle and this week conquering some weird welt/hives I picked up on my walk outside that burn my legs big time…but still doing RevAbs, hitting the trail and working on my 100 consecutive push ups–have to do it!

  7. Lisa Johnson May 12, 2011 at 9:20 am #

    Tara you definitely had to go through more than most of us did! You deserve an extra pat on the back … L–

  8. Tara Burner May 14, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    what doesnt kill you only makes you stronger ;)

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