Carol Bontekoe

This blog has been keeping track of my adventures since 2004. The stories and the adventures have come from my college dorm room to Uganda, Peace Corps Kyrgyzstan, learning Dutch in the Netherlands to living in the wilds of Homer, Alaska. I went back to school in Amsterdam to study Theaterwetenschap (Theatre Science) at University of Amsterdam. And now my adventures as a Fruit Fly, a Sexy Unicorn, and creating a movement with Team Sparkle in Chicago.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My 240 Minute challege

I recently decided to challenge myself to doing 8 Minute abs every day for 30 days. I used my major math skills to figure out 8 times 30 is 240. Also 240 minutes is 4 hours. So, basically I'm taking 4 hours out of the next month to do some sit-ups. Why should I bother mentioning it here? Because I have made a lot of challenges to myself and unless I tell someone I don't stick with it at all. So, I'm posting it here just to put it out there in the universe. Also, if anyone wants to take up this challenge we could be like some cyberspace sit-up buddies... The coolest of all forms of buddies. I have so far done the 8 minute abs for 4 days now or 2/15s of my total challenge. 32 minutes of my 240 minute challenge.
However, tonight's sit-ups should probably only count for 2 or 3 of the 8 minutes. I do not recommend trying to do 8 minute abs after attending a home brew contest that was a drink as much as you can handle for 2 dollars. I'm not sure but I might have dozed off for a bit through the 8minute abs. I'm not sure but it felt like it went faster than normal and my moves were by no means fluid. Although I can't feel the burn, so that's a plus. :)
I'm including the 8 minute abs that I follow down below. I'm including in case you too decide to except the challenge, but I'm mostly including it because of the sweet, sweet music. I wish I heard this music in my daily life. Like while grocery shopping or eating cereal I wish this music was playing in the background.
I want Stevie Wonder's Superstition for whenever I walk into a room for confidence. But nothing says, "hey man I'm mellow," as much as the music in 8 minute abs does.

10 comments :

  1. Brandie said...

    This is neat and it seems easy enough though I am pretty dang lazy. I promise to try to do it with you!
    Lol.

    Also, I made a blog about me going raw for thirty days. You should follow it so you can motivate me! :)

    http://rawfoodiestudent.blogspot.com/

  2. Carol/K-Roll/C-Bone said...

    I just did them. I always wait to do them til about 11 at night. just making it under the wire... :)

  3. Carol/K-Roll/C-Bone said...

    I did my 8 minute abs today. Day 6 done. 48 minutes down. 192 minutes left to go.

  4. Carol/K-Roll/C-Bone said...

    one week down of 8minute abs. Now off to Volleyball.

  5. Carol/K-Roll/C-Bone said...

    8th day! 64 minutes. Over and hour completed. Just in time for Daily show.

  6. Carol/K-Roll/C-Bone said...

    day 9 done.

  7. Carol/K-Roll/C-Bone said...

    day ten or 80 mintues finished one minute before the end of the day! yay!

  8. Carol/K-Roll/C-Bone said...

    88 minutes now off to the bar.

  9. Carol/K-Roll/C-Bone said...

    96minutes-done.

  10. A Touch of Dutch said...

    How's the progress coming, or are you already done? It's cool the whole 8 minute workout is on YouTube. And the music is indeed something. I like how he begins with "Hey gang!" Friendly fellow. I think I'll give this a try ;-)