Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Today is the first official day of the September challenge, and I am so ready to start. I was trying to start all weekend, but it isn't a great idea for me to start anything on a weekend!
Today I go back to school to face a host of work to do, and work tonight. However, I am hoping these two things will help me stay strong today. I really want to do this. I am committed to doing it. I am going to eat healthier, less fat, and work out more. I want to be hot by Halloween!
Goals for Halloween
Halloween is a silly day to end my short-term goal, but I am silly, so it's fitting! It is exactly 8 weeks and 1 day away.
My goal weight for this challenge is 16 lb. less than I weigh now. And, drumroll please, I weighed in today at 153.0. That makes my goal weight 137.0 lb.
Eat healthier. I am talking vegetables, people! I like healthy foods, so this shouldn't be a big problem.
Exercise more. I am planning to walk at least 5 out of 7 days a week, even if it's only for 20 minutes.I am going for a walk right now!
That's it. No strict plan, just aim for overall eating less and making better choices. I think this liberal approach is just what I need. Something with wiggle room, not for failure, but for life!
Wish me luck!
This is me, around my goal weight for this challenge:
And this is me now ( as of the Iowa trip):
I can see a big difference in my face especially. My body is a lot curvier as well. I weighed about 20 lb. less than I do now in that first picture. If I could get back there, I would be happy! I just want to change. I am tired of this battle.
And! Something nice to start thinking about fall...