Sunday, September 22, 2013

Week 2 Check In

Well, 3 day cleanse happened... But I am only down 1 lb this week.. Dang it.. However, since the cleanse I feel SO MUCH better! Stronger and more focused, so even though the loss was not has big as I would have liked (I lost 3.6 lbs during the cleanse), I am okay with it b/c it has helped to refocus me!

I ate a little too much good stuff at a birthday party last night... Kicked off this morning with a 5K at the Plano Balloon Festival. It was awesome.. I took my girls with me and pushed them for the 3.1 miles. I tell you what, they are heavy combined with a 20 lb stroller... I have a new respect for Dave every time we have done one of these runs and he pushes them!

What are my goals for this week?? Track every day starting tomorrow.. NOT to weigh myself until Saturday morning - that one is going to be tough, since I get on the scale every morning usually.. I need to stop obsessing about the day to day weight b/c that just ends up frustrating me if I think I have done really well one day and it is not reflected the next day - GRR.....

So, week 3 is started and I am ready to kill it!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Week 1 Check in

5 down, 35 to go!! woohoo!! I am pretty excited about my start, especially because we had family in town and ate out Thursday-Saturday nights (and not healthy places)... So pumped!

Yesterday was the start of the biggest loser challenge that my sister and I run. We will end it on Saturday, December 14th. This is the one that I really want to help influence my family and friends. It is just sooo important to me to help keep those closest to me around and healthy as long as possible...

What's on the schedule for this week?? Well, I will tell you.. This morning Devon and I walked a 5K, actually we walked at least 1/2 a mile to and from the car to the start/finish so we really walked 4 miles today. We did a nice brisk pace and we thought we finished it in about 45 minutes! We are going to work our way up to running them.. She just had a baby a few months ago so she is getting back into working out and I am so happy that I can join her on these 'runs.'

Tomorrow I am kicking it off with a Shakeology 3 day cleanse. I need to get myself flushed of the processed food and ready to kick these weight loss competitions in the ass! I will do boot camp tomorrow, take Tuesday as my rest day and then boot camp (going easy) on Wednesday morning... Thursday will be Focus T25 and boot camp on Friday morning - which happens to be Dave and my 11th wedding anniversary!! Then, boot camp Saturday morning...

Have a good week. My goal for this week is another 5 lbs, b/c of the cleanse and working out all of the days listed above.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

40 by 40

I (deep sigh) turn 40 on December.... Crazy... I really can't believe it - I think that 40 is soooo old... What can you do? Well, you can set up a goal for yourself to lose 40 lbs by my 40th birthday!

My sister and I have run 3 biggest loser challenges, two last year and one this summer.. I kicked butt in the two last year and the one this summer was a bust for me.. I gained like 3-4 lbs - so dumb... So the one we are running this fall starts next week and runs until Dec 14th - 4 days before my birthday!!!

I also joined a BL challenge with someone from my Beachbody group, that one is free and runs from today through January 8th - winner gets $400, so I am all in...

I am going to post every Sunday during these challenges with an update on how I did food wise, workouts and how many lbs I lose. This will help me to stay motivated....

I can do this! To me, outside of the benefit to my long term health and life, the best part about this is that I feel like I am really helping others in my life.. From family (siblings), to great friends, to high school friends I have reconnected with over Facebook and new friends I have met through working out and Team Beachbody..

I am super pumped and ready to get to my goal weight, which is what I will be if I lose 40 lbs by 40!!