Starting the challenge! | Update Monday



I wanted to start writing update posts, because in July I am doing a 30 Day Ab challenge and a couple of 30 day flexibility tasks alongside partaking in Camp NaNoWriMo to rewrite my book so I want to both be able to monitor my progress and maybe help inspire others!

In terms of my workout, I’m on Day 3 of my workout even though it’s the 4th. July 1st was the day I moved from university halls to a flat with my boyfriend and it was a long and stressful day. It was about 10pm when I really got time to actually do the workout and my boyfriend reminded me that July has 31 days and I’m doing a 30 day challenge. So in terms of the date I’m a day behind, but in terms of when I actually started I’m on time!

I’ve been taking photos of my ab area (as there are definitely no abs yet!) but I’m intending to save those for when there is a little bit more progress, hopefully it’ll be more obvious by the end of the month.

So far, I’m up to 25 sit ups, 10 crunches, 10 leg raises and a 15 second plank in the ab challenge.


These are the two flexibility challenges I’m doing – The Stretch Project one is just a singular stretch every single day whilst the Journey To Splits one is slightly more challenging. You do the stretches from days 1 to 5 every single day, then from day 6 you do an additional sixth stretch. For example, on day 12, you would do stretches 1 to 5 plus 12. I like these stretching challenges, because I know that alongside getting me into the habit of doing a ‘home workout’ every day, it will get me more flexible for the next dance season and that makes me excited! I can’t wait to see the progress from these challenges.

The main drawback I’m noticing so far is that my knees are my main opponent – straightening my knees out at all it painful and then when you add a stretch it becomes mildly agonising. It is something I have noticed already becoming easier, but I know that if I maintain and continue these stretches into July, that my knees and the muscles in my legs will get stronger!

At least I hope they will.

The writing however is a different story entirely…

The beginning of the month has been busy – July 1st we were moving, July 2nd I had work and a birthday night out to go to (I’d paid money, I wasn’t going to waste it I’m afraid!), July 3rd was a down day and July 4th was another busy day of sorting stuff out in the flat. I’m hoping to have a big catch up session tonight, but I’m meant to have hit 6668 words today and currently I’m on 27 and those are words that I absentmindedly wrote a few months ago as a starting point!

I am taking this challenge seriously and I fully intend to catch up somehow – god knows how, but I’ll do it!

Next week, the workout challenges will continue to get more intense and I promise the book will be a few thousand words in by next Monday! Though I am going to work at a festival this weekend, so I’m not sure if I’ll be completely up to date.

One thing this update post thing is helping me do is motivate myself, as well as documenting my progress!

Thank you for reading,

Sophie xx


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