Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Drop and Give Me 20!

This post is not an update on Gedese, my family or anything of real depth. It is simply me sharing something I've implemented in my life the last two weeks. I call it, "Drop and give me 20!" Whenever negativity pops in my mind -which seems to be quite often lately or I have three minutes of non chaos, I make myself do 20 push ups. I know it sounds weird, but hey I am weird:) At first I was only doing push ups, now I'll do 20 crunches, 20 lunges, 20 jumping jacks or whatever else I can think of. Some days I do this 4-5 times a day and some days only once.
And you know what?
I feel amazing. I feel better than I have in a year. It is so easy and doesn't take a lot of time.
So next time you're feeling blue, frustrated, hungry, bored, tired, or cranky, just tell yourself

Drop and give me 20.

12 comments:

Leah Dooley said...

I'll try doing this b/c I really really need to but I'm a little worried that me trying to do 20 push-ups might be a little bit of a downer in itself! Maybe I'll work up to that :)

Adam said...

Booya! Leah, that comment was way too funny!!!

Go Steffy! Proud of you!

Leslie said...

What a great way to stop negative thinking!

stephanie said...

stef,it,s mama tabb.you have been on my heart.hope we can reconnect soon.hope to hear from you soon.
love to all

stephanie said...

stef,it,s mama tabb.you have been on my heart.hope we can reconnect soon.hope to hear from you soon.
love to all

Anonymous said...

What a great idea... I tried it and all four of my children thought that I was playing with them and jumped on me.well it did help my thinking. and they thought it was fun. How are you doing? Love ya, jenny

Melissa said...

I think this is an awesome idea. I started running and it is HARD but I feel really good about my accomplishments and just in general. Some of what you mentioned are what I should be doing as training and if I can use it to get rid of negative thoughts, more the better! Thanks for sharing :)

amy smith said...

whatever. i'm with leah.

*Overflowing* said...

hehehe...that is so cute...& a great idea ;)

Anonymous said...

This also makes me cry. You three are beautiful!!

So I'm going to try the sit ups and push ups. :)

Love,
April

darci said...

great idea!!

Andrea said...

That's awesome! I will try this as well...lol You may have started a trend...lol
Blessings
Andrea