Well, we’re a pretty active group – hubby & I love to go for walks, runs, and work out at the gym whenever we get an opportunity. With 4 kids ranging in age from 2 – 14, we tend to find a wide variety of activities to keep us moving all the time.
During the next 12 weeks, I plan to keep up the activity levels by running three mornings a week like we usually do, and filling in the other mornings with either a trip to the gym, or challenging my 12 and 14 yos to keep up with me on a morning run. As of last Friday night, they couldn’t keep up!! I also plan to add more bike riding back into our list of activities now that hubby is half-way through his PT and they said that if he felt comfortable on the bike, he could give it a try! Yay!! I don’t think he’ll be roller skating again anytime soon, though.
Being a Fall challenge, there’s lots of other things we can do – I coach middle-school volleyball, and we’ll be starting up again in a couple weeks, the parks in our area are truly awesome, and you just can’t beat the fall colors in Michigan!! We always make time for a Fall color tour and go up through East Tawas (of course, stopping at the pier) and down the River Road Scenic Byway in Oscoda – it’s beautiful!! There’s plenty of opportunities to stop the car and walk around! The Lumberman’s monument has something like 200 steps down to the water, and the scenic overlook is a huge sand dune that I’ve never been to the bottom of because it’s so far down – I’m going this year!!
The eating part of the plan is a little tougher, though we like to cook everything at home. It’s very rare that we go out to dinner, and I’m not much of a meat-eater, so it’s usually a salad or chicken sandwich. Mostly it will be about portion control and making sure that we include at least two vegetables with every meal. I always have fresh fruit for a snack at work.
Well, I guess that’s my plan – keeping up what I have been doing so far. I’ve lost about 2-3 lbs a week since the end of 2011, and I’m down 75 lbs so far, so I don’t really want to change what’s already working!
And since I really want those extra bonus points, I’ll post my “before the BLC20” picture. I’m always the one behind the camera, intentionally, and I’m not a fan of posting my picture online, but here I am:
My son took this picture for me when we played at the beach last Friday – searching for pretty seashells for Christmas ornaments, digging giant holes, and playing Frisbee. It was only about 65 degrees, but we had a good time!
Thanks for stopping by! Good luck to everyone in the BLC20!