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Friday, July 05, 2013

Well, Well, Well... What do we have here? ;-)

I'm back in action!

My hubby and I decided to challenge one another to a friendly competition. We have given one another until Labor Day to see which of us can make the biggest/most drastic fitness change in our body. Yes, I realize this unfair and that by simply being a MAN, my husband has a clear advantage. Still, I've pretty much been at a plateau for a good 6 months and I reckon this is as good a time as any to get my butt in gear. Besides, I love to try to get in good shape for my birthday each year, and Labor Day is only a few weeks before my BDay. :)

SO, he doesn't know it, but I am pulling out my secret weapon - SparkPeople. I was making huge changes in my body using this website as a motivator a little over a year ago. I'm just really believing that this will give me that little boost I need not to cheat on my food and to log workouts daily.

So, without further ado, a breakdown of my goals:

1. I want to lose about 10 pounds by Labor Day. I don't think is unrealistic. I'm 4'10" and weighing in at 120 right now. The weight really crept on last year with Marathon training. I'm 6 months out from my Marathon I ran in January and they've just hung on to me. My goal is about 1 1/2 pounds per week.

2. Continue eating Gluten-Free (I HAVE TO) and incorporate even more fresh foods into my meals. I love food and mostly cooked food. I want to eat more fresh veggies and fruits.

3. Up my water intake. Some days I seriously struggle with this.

4. Workouts: 3 runs per week and 3-5 HIIT sessions per week (Jillian Michaels, bodyrock, etc.)

SO, there you go. A few doable goals, I think. I'll start today by logging my calories, popping in a DVD workout, and maybe having a green smoothie for lunch. :)
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