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Operation #fineby29 begins Friday!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So - I've been thinking that I need to come up with another challenge. Last time I wrote out a cardio plan I wasn't really all too motivated to follow through with it. So this time (a good 6 weeks later) I'm ready. Today I weighed in at 157.6. 5 pounds up since my all time low (around springtime this year Aprilish.)

Honestly, my goal weight has always been around 145-150 pounds, and I feel like I want to get to 140. It's only 18 pounds and I know I can do it. Hubby and I have been having a great debate about the treadmill not being that good for me... he thinks it's pushing me along and doing the running for me, but I say, it's better then nothing and I still feel really self conscious running outside. I love riding my bike and doing other things outside, but for some reason, jogging, walking, running, all of that, I feel self conscious when I'm outdoors.... not to mention it's freaking cold as all heck here now.... it was like winter just decided to make an early entrance and now we're all freezing.

So - a friend of mine had a birthday this month and in the meantime did a #fineby29 challenge, which for her meant cutting out certain things and staying consistent.. and for me, it's going to mean about the same thing...

My birthday actually isn't until the end of March... so it's about a 5 month challenge for 18 pounds... I think that this is totally do able. My thoughts are that this Friday - Nov 1, I will begin a more strict eating - more like an 80/20 split. Meaning that 80% of the time I'm at my A game.... while 20% of the time I can still have some freedom (since we are talking about doing this through Thanksgiving and Christmas.) But not getting all cray cray... just tracking everything and not eating until I hate myself (not gonna lie, I've been doing this lately) and I just want to FEEL better. Also with the 80/20 split is that it is 80% what you eat and 20% getting your sweat on. I have to track every single calorie if I want this to work.

What type of challenges are you doing? How is it going? Any suggestions?
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ALPINESALLIE 11/2/2013 11:09AM

    thanks ladies! and congrats on the new baby! Exciting!

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ALICIALYNNE 10/30/2013 1:05PM

    I like your 80/20 concept for the challenge.

Your husband is technically right about the treadmill. However, so are you. A treadmill workout is still a workout, and far better than staying on the couch because it is too doggon cold outside to run. Also, if you put a bit of an incline on the treadmill, then the "pushing along" effect is cancelled out. So if you want, put some incline on that bad boy and crank it up!

No challenges for me right now. Only about 3.5 weeks until this baby's expected due date! Once the doctor clears me after that, though, I will be making up a challenge to help me get back into the grove of working out and proper nutrition.

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CANDIFL 10/30/2013 12:51PM

    Good luck on your new goal! It can be really hard to get motivated enough to start something new! I know you can do it!

Oh -- I think using any treadmill is better than doing nothing -- stick to your guns on that one! emoticon

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