Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Game Plan

Okay, so apparently I am on my own in wanting to lose a little weight. And that is fine with me. I'm a big girl and can do this! is the game plan.

With the up coming weekends filled with doing Tax Returns and two of my week days at school, I thinking setting a goal of working out everyday will be a little challenging and thus self-destructive. So, I am going to set a goal of 3 days a week working out and changing my diet.

I'm not going on a diet per se, I will just be transitioning my diet. Steve Edwards of Beach Body wrote a way to transition a non-healthy diet to a healthy one in 6 weeks back in 2001. He has now revamped and expanded it to 8 weeks. I think this is very do-able and will be starting it on Monday the 24th.

The first week of my diet transition will have a goal of deleting the "junk food" from my diet. I think I will be able to achieve this week easy. No chips, candy, ice cream, cake or fast food. I will also have the goal of 6 glasses of water each day. The only down side I have found for week one is that I will have to use water or milk for my Shakeology in the morning. But that is do-able as well. I can allow myself two "cheat days" if I am just craving that brownie sitting on the counter for this week. Hopefully I will be strong enough that I won't need them.

The second week will consist of eating small portions and often but when that gets here I will talk more about it them. :)

Should you want to join my new eight week journey you are more than welcome. There is success in numbers when dieting and holding each other accountable.

Until next time, be healthy and happy.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Weight Loss Challenge the new goal of 8 pounds and 11 inches hasn't gotten off the couch. :( I was hoping that posting my goal on Facebook would in essence motivate me to acheive it (or get people to bug me about it). But sadly...I should have known that wasn't going to work. I can't make my self do anything that I am not whole heartedly into.

Damon has been doing great! He has gotten up every morning at 5 am and hit play. He is already 1/6 of the way through the program and is starting to see some results. In the first week he gained a 1/4 inch in his biceps! He is "Bringing It".

So...we are going to try another tactic and see what we can accomplish. I am going to try and blog about the ups and downs of this journey. (According to Yahoo! this worked for 8 other people) If you would like to join me that would be great! We can all lean on each other for support and encouragement. I can be a great motivator, for others that is, but need competition to get me going. So anyone who would like to join me in this effort let me know. Just post your goals (in as much detail as you want) and we can get this new year started right!

I am going to try and do the workout program P90X and probably the treadmill. So here is to getting fit and looking great!