My "Going-to-see-my-fam
ow'em-away" Challenge

Monday, April 25, 2011

At the beginning of June, my whole family is getting together to celebrate my nephews baptisms and my sister being back "home". My parents live in NE Ohio, me and my family live in SW Pennsylvania, brother and his family live in Chicago, and my sister and her family are all the way out in Utah. We haven't all been together since Christmas '08. I am very excited!

Anyway, I set myself a goal that I would be at my goal weight by then, putting me at losing roughly 1.5 to 2 lbs a week. Now, that goal dates is 39 days away and I haven't lost a thing yet! Gah! I would need to lose over 3 lbs. a week to meet it! Double Gah! I know that the chances of me losing 20-23 lbs. in a little over a month is very slim so I am setting anew goal. I am going to break my stupid plateau that I have set camp on for the past 7 months or so and break into the 160s. I would be happy to hit 160 by my goal date, June 3. That being said, its 2lbs a week and while trying to break out of this plateau, its going to be hard work but I am ready to do it!

Which brings me to my personal "Going-to-see-my-family-and-wa
nna-blow'em-away" Challenge. I am publicly putting it out there on SP so I take responsibility and do it but also for encouragement and support. I'm gonna need it! I am so close to my first goal of 150 lbs. I lost 40 pounds last year but then just ran out of steam. I want to plow through full steam ahead now and feel good about myself again. So here it goes.

WEEKLY GOALS: These are the things I will do each week in addition to my Challenge, um, challenges.

Step Class every Monday evenings–
45 minutes of glutes tonin', thigh burnin' sweaty good time!

Deep Water Fitness Thursday evenings–
60 minutes of being the youngest whippersnapper to rock the pool in a funbelt!

Walk to work every day. Its about 1.3 miles one way and will force me to not lay around in bed too long in the AM and make my poor husband drive me in all 3 kiddos in tow.

For the duration of the challenge I will track everything that's going in. I will track everything I eat and plan my meals in advance. I have found that if I do not track or at least plan and follow through, then I tend to overeat. I think this (paired with consistent exercise) was what helped me succeed last year.

—_–_–_— "Going-to-see-my-family-and-wa
nna-blow'em-away" Challenge —_–_–_—

WEEK 1: April 28

FITNESS CHALLENGE: Upper body workout to strengthen and tone my arms. I never realized how weak my upper body is. I want to my arms to match the strength of my legs. I have legs of steel!

FOOD CHALLENGE: Vegan for a day. I have been a vegetarian for 15 years and just dabbled in veganism just before I got pregnant with my first son. I never went back. The hubs and I always talk about incorporating more vegan dishes in our rotation so to challenge myself, I will go vegan for a day.

I will report back next Monday! Until then, I could use some encouragement!
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    Ohmygosh you're back! YAY! I just restarted in earnest this week. c25k w1d1 was a gasping, bodyflab shaking horror. My back got all spasm-y that night and woke me up when I rolled over. Gah! Like you, I need some razzledazzle rah rah to stay the course. I'll go fish out my pom poms and do my best to be here for you, my emoticon pal.
    3667 days ago
  • JUNIE33
    I am going to see my family in May. I bought my ticket hours ago. I will be able to stay for 3 weeks. I am not looking necessarily at blowing them away because I think I weight about 8 pounds more than I did 2 years ago. I do have three weeks and I too want to strengthen my arms and lower back.
    3670 days ago
  • EM1388
    Awesome goals. Family always makes great motivation, wanting to blow them away will make you keep going and when it happens, it'll feel amazing! Keep up the good work and can't wait to see how you do! emoticon
    3670 days ago
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