i remember going to college, and everyone warned me about the "freshman-15"...
(insert scarey, creepy music here) da, da, DA!!! that is where you go off to college and GAIN 15 pounds over your freshman year.
well, today, i am making a NEW motivator!!!! the "46- FIFTEEN"! woo-hoo!
wait... what? what is the "46-FIFTEEN" you say? well, i am so glad you asked!
the "46-FIFTEEN" is my new motivator!
it is because i am gonna be 46 years young in 10 days!
. okay, well that explains the number 46 you say... but what about the "FIFTEEN"??? well, that is how much weight i will get rid of (see? i didn't say lose, since i don't EVER want to "find" them again!) by October 6th, little over a month... (which is when me and my hubby celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary!)
i know, i know, this is where you are saying, "tammy, that is A LOT of weight to lose in a month, don't set yourself up for failure..." i know, i get it... it is a goal, and i am gonna do my darnest to meet it.
i am gonna try new things, hopefully, they will help...
#1 first, i have been doing sparkpeople for about 3 months consistently
, and the past two months i haven't lost ANYTHING, so i figure i am due to have a BIG drop this coming month.
#2 i have 10 days off from work, so i can, focus on this and jump start myself, for the first 10 days!
#3 my spark buddies have told me that i should be watching my sodium
(which could be hindering my weight loss), which i haven't in the past, and after actually SEEING what was recorded on sparks, wow! i have a LOT of sodium consumption!
#4 continue to work out, (cardio
), but strive for intensity and good form
#5 continue "wogging"
(walking/jogging), but work on doing longer distances, more time jogging, increasing the challenge.
#6 work on staying towards the lower end of my sparkpeople calorie, carbs ranges... and just make healthier food choices
#7 drink MORE water.
and i am keeping my mantra POSITIVE... they always say, don't say negative things like "i HAVE TO LOSE 15 pounds..." i am saying, "i will be 15 pounds LIGHTER than i am now!"
i don't know if i will make it, but i am CERTAINLY gonna fight the good fight, and give it all i can. i have even written the number "15" on my arms and hands to remind me! (shhhh, don't tell my kids, i get after them when they write on themselves, LOL!)
so here's to the "46-FIFTEEN"!!!!!!!
i am KISSING
those 15 pounds GOOD-BYE!