I am so incredibly excited about my trip to Maui. I am not excited about how I look in a two piece though. So this is the beginning of a nine month journey to a bikini ready body. I have been working on a plan that I started on Friday 9/10/10. That gives almost exactly nine months to go from 225lbs to 140lbs. I know it won't be easy and I know I will struggle some. I will just say to myself if I eat that or I don't want to exercise that I won't look good in a bikini. I have made myself a daily schedule for the weekdays when i'm home and on fri,sat,sun when I am at work all day. I can I will I am.
I wanted to blog every day but that becomes challenging when I work twelve hour shifts. So I am going to write something four days a week when I am not working. I have decided to try the South Beach diet because I have seen it work for several people. My Grandmother lost 70 pounds with this diet. It helps to completley avoid my addiction , which is sugar and flour. So today has been pretty good and I really think I can do this.
Breakfast: eggs and tomatoes
snack: celery and cottage cheese
lunch: salad w/chicken
dinner: roast turkey and veggies
dessert: SF popsicle
My workout for the day walk with kids and tae bo video
I thought I was going to sail threw the day with good eating habits and go for a walk but life got in the way. Wow after writing that I feel like I just pulled out another lame excuse, what's new. the truth i am so sick and tired of my daily excuses not to live my life to it's fullest. So now that I have fallen down once again I will pick myself back up. I got some good advice from one of my skinny friends today on how she stays fit. She is a derby girl and works out eight hours a week. She also stays away from sugar, pasta, and bread. I know in the past I have been successful with staying away from any thing white so I am going to give it another go. If I don't go to starbucks or any other fast food places I do well. So I am going to take my food with me to work the next three days and plan my meals and workouts ahead of time. Next week i am going to try a new strategy for working out to a video before my kids get up.
I weighed myself this morning to be honest with myself and I am weighing in at 215lb. I would like to get below 200 before summer officially begins so I can get a new swimsuit. I also am promising myself p90x when I get below 200 to help me to reach my goals. I know I can do this thing once and for all. I know what probably is the hardest thing for me in my life is my mental battle with my emotions. I always thought I would have good friends to count on if anything else my parents but I was wrong. I then thought I could at least count on my husband but that is far from the truth. I realize the only person I can really count on in my life is my self. So here I go if I get the strongest I can mentally and physically I am sure one day I will have someone to value me and be there for me 100%.
I am going to plan out my days and stay active and focused. Summer is creeping up and it is going to be time to wear shorts and tank tops before I know it. Right now there is no way I would feel good in revealing warm weather clothing and that really makes me sad. Six small meals planned for the day in good calorie land and one hour of billy blanks today.