Saturday, August 1, 2015

monthly discipline: august

january: do things differently herehere and here.
february: just make it hereherehere and here.     
march: mostly vegan herehereherehere and here.
april: wake up before the sun five days a week here, here and here
may: exercise curiositherehere and here 
june: daily gratitude and generosity herehere and here
july: at least one mile a day here and here

august: beach body challenge

i can proudly say i worked out 90% of the July days! i really do prefer the measurable disciplines, my accountability feels more sustainable. i exercised 27/31 days. i was so dedicated, southern gent & i even worked out on vacation. i would highly recommend it. i once thought vacation was about laziness and gluttony. there is definitely plenty of room to be unstructured on a vacation, however, we loved the extra hop-in-our-step workouts gave us. we may have followed gym time with cocktails and nachos, but we earned them.

i originally stated 'at least one mile a day' to be conservative, but in fact i ran 2 miles daily and often ran sets of stairs post run. after one month, i feel markedly stronger than i have in some time. this discipline is certainly not ending with the close of july. i want to add strength training to my runs. i found this guide online. it's a bit intimidating, bring on the sore. i hope you follow along with me.



here is a sneak peek into our recent trip to Cabo San Lucas: 


the tub on our balcony was a special treat

a marina filled with fishing boats

lovers beach

swinging on a swing at this open air bar

a humidor overflowing with cuban cigars

building art

our aggressive waitress, so fun!

color everywhere

pina coladas for days

best dinner view

at our hotel, perfection!

my partner in crime

the wanderlust never ends


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