2011 - Getting Rid of Fluffy

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

and no I don't mean the rabbit or the cat or any animal. I mean my "fluffy" body. I tried on clothes this past weekend. Yes I was one of those crazy people hitting the after Christmas sales and yes there were some VERY good bargains. But somehow it also turned into bra shopping. Well, needless to say you see a whole lot when you're bra shopping.. in yucky mirrors. I'm fluffy. I don't like fluffy.

So, this year, I'm not making "weight goals" and I'm not even making inches goals because I'm not sure where I should really be. I'm making TIGHTENING goals. Yes I would still like to be in that size 4 by March, but since I haven't lost an inch or a pound since July, I'm probably going to have to re-evaluate that one. The first goal is to try and relax and quit stressing over everything. I'm getting ready to do five week long trips in four months, so working my working out into this will be interesting. I have to get over this tendinitis in my right arm and work through it. Make sure I wear my brace.

Relax - things will work out
Strength train MORE - hit the body parts a minimum of one time per week, preferably two
More protein in the diet. (already started this with protein powders in the morning)
End my affair with Pepsi
I love the fact that I can say I'm not one of those that has to set the goal to drink more water. I drink 100 ounces a day minimum.. and that's just water, not the other liquids I put into this body.

The biggest goal - GET BACK into strength training and PUSH myself. I know when my elbow went out (with the tendinitis) I really had to pull back. I think that's when the plateau hit major drive and because I wasn't hitting the weights, the depression really, really started taking hold of my brain because cardio wasn't cutting it. So I'm going to work through that.

Anyway, what I did find out this weekend... I REALLY LIKE CLOTHES. I could be a clothes horse. My clothing is very minimalistic.. I've always been that way. Put the kids and the husband first. I asked him if he was okay with me buying what I bought this past weekend. He reminded me.. You of all people need clothes. I don't have a problem with it. Yay.. I have a great husband.
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  • DITTY1013
    I know what you mean about the fluff! For what it's worth, Bob Harper's workout DVDs really seemed to make a huge difference in both my physical strength and in toning up some problematic areas. So, if you're looking for a solid program that incorporates both cardio and some pretty intense strength training, you might check those out. Good luck with your goals! :-)
    3037 days ago
    Yeah, I am glad to hear someone else that isn't looking for a number on the scale. I really don;t care what the scale saying I have an idea of what I want my body to look like. I know that it isn't what it looks like now.

    So did you find any bras or just the fluffiness? lol
    3037 days ago
    You're a woman. You're supposed to have a certain amount of *fluff* . ;)

    I'm a firm believer that a woman should never EVER look at themselves in the harsh light of department store three way mirrors. That's because we tend to judge ourselves too harshly. In short, we become our own worst critics.

    Now, engaging in a good strength training program can help tighten you up a bit, but since you are female and if you want to have curves, you've got to accept the fluff. And it really is okay for a woman to be fluffy, as you say.

    Fluffy rules !

    3037 days ago
    Good luck on your goals! Sounds like your work schedule will be busy. I need to follow some of your goals like giving up the pepsi and getting more protein. Haven't defined my goals for 2011 yet, but these may have to be in there. Have a great 2011!
    3037 days ago
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