Friday, May 25, 2012
On June 1, 2012, I will be 36. What better birthday present than to give myself the gift of health. Only four more years until I hit 40, my new 20, lol! I will be in the best shape of my life, I will treat my body as it needs to be treated, like a temple, and I invite you all to join me on my journey. I hope by making this more public than private that this will provide me the motivation to keep going even during the tough times, knowing (or at least hoping) that you are reading about this journey of mine.
For those of you who don't know a lot about me, I have always battled my weight, and so far the weight has won; however, thankfully the war isn't over. I have a horrible family history of high cholesterol, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. I know that I can't do a lot about the genetics of it all, but I can try to do all I can to be healthy and hopefully lower the risk of my genetics coming in to play. This will be my outlet for the ups and downs of weight loss, and the trials of eating healthy when faced with the temptations of unhealthy foods.
I love to eat, all types of food. I am a true southern girl in that no get together is complete without food. I am learning that I can still be that way, I just need to change what food is available. This isn't about changing who I am, just changing how I fuel me for the long haul. Jump on the bandwagon with me, share your story or just read mine. I am going to need all the encouragement and motivation I can stand and that you all are willing to provide! I will try to be just as motivating to each of you.
So, to get this party started so to speak, here goes with my initial plans for my journey to being healthy in mind, body and spirit:
*I will be following the eat clean diet (my next blog will be more about that if you are interested in knowing more, or you can go to eatcleandiet.com for more information about eating clean.)
*Cardio of choice right now is Zumba which I do at least twice a week, hoping to up it to three times each week: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
*On non Zumba days I will do a workout DVD from my collection, or workout at the gym at school, these days will probably be more resistance training than cardio
Here's to the journey!!
Monday, April 02, 2012
28 day Bootcamp is over, I am so proud of myself, I did it! This last week was rough because it started out well and then I got really sick and couldn't work out. I haven't worked out in almost an entire week. It is going to be a least another day before I can really get back in to my workouts, so I will be taking it easy for a few more days.
I also just finished my last assignment for the trimester and now just have 2 finals to take. I will only be taking one summer class so I am going to have plenty of time on my hands to workout and to find a part-time job. Yay me! LOL
So, it is a new month and I need a new challenge. I have a couple in mind that are easy 30 day challenges for me, which I seem to do much better with than a 60 or 90 day challenge. I bought Coach Nicole's 28 day Bootcamp DVD and will be doing that along with some other added cardio. Will be home some and will get to go to my favorite zumba instructor classes and can't wait.So here's to a great April everyone!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Haven't blogged in a few days, been quite busy studying for a test and writing a case study. I've been plugging away however at my two challenges and I've added Coach Nicole's 28 day Bootcamp DVD. On off days, I am going to just fill in with my other DVD's and walk trails in the park. Nutrition is going fairly well, hubby and I ate mexican (steak fajitas, beans and rice for 1) and shared it. Way to much for one but it worked out well for two. I love that he enjoys sharing, we waste so much less food this way and save so many calories. Then we walked to the grocery store probably about a half mile or so, maybe more. We are really trying to move more.
I am trying to come up with a list of rewards for weight loss goals met. It is so much easier to have a goal in sight and knowing that something you really want is waiting for you. Haven't quite got my list going, but haven't had a lot of time to work on it either.
So I need to get off the computer and go exercise, today is Jillian Michaels Killer Buns and Thighs, my two challenges and a walk in the park!
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