I am suffering from a mild case of blogger butt and post holiday thighs. I am declaring that starting on Monday I am going to work at losing some much needed weight in pursuit of a thinner and healthier me.
Why am I telling you all this? 1. So that you all can be my cheerleaders – I am a firm believer in positive reinforcement and 2. because I need you all to hold me accountable – I lack the drive and determination to do this on my own.
The plan of action includes starting out by waking up at o’dark thirty, fixing the hubby some coffee (which I’m sure will take him by surprise since I usually sleep for a couple more hours after he has left for work) and then working-out at least three times a week for at least 30 minutes at a time (eventually, I hope to increase this); but for now this is a big step for me since I am basically as inactive and lazy as they come.
I also plan on omitting my beloved Pepsi and drinking more water (which I disgust). This is HUGE for me since Pepsi is my only caffeine fix – I don’t drink coffee or tea but Pepsi has truly become an addiction of sorts.
Speaking of omitting things, I also plan to cut back on my intake of sweets. Notice I said cut back, not cut out…life is short and you only live once and just the thought of cutting out sweets entirely is depressing and a sure-fire way for me to face failure early on during this road to bettering myself.
I am also not going to put out there, for all the world to see, how much weight I am actually wanting to lose: 1. because then you all would truly know how overweight I really am and 2. because numbers are never a good thing – again, I would just be setting myself up for failure.
The ultimate goal here is to lose weight and inches, regain some lost energy, and ultimately feel better about myself – hopefully making me not only a better woman, but a better wife and mother as well.
Time permitting, I plan to update my progress every Thursday by keeping a weekly log of weight lost, inches lost and time spent exercising; along with personal notes of how I am feeling and the struggles I have faced throughout the week. If you would like to join me as I embark on this new journey, I would love the company. Please feel free to copy the charts below, if you’d like. And if you would just like to cheer me on and/or hold me accountable, I would appreciate it more than words could say.
Personal Chart (for home use only)
|Starting||Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|Time spent exercising|
Struggles and Achievements
Blog Chart (what I will post on Thursdays)
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|Weight – lbs. lost|
|Biceps - in. lost|
|Waist – in. lost|
|Hips/Butt – in. lost|
|Quads/Thighs – in. lost|
|Calves – in. lost|
|Time spent exercising|
(I have no idea why all the rows and columns are erasing once in blogger; but you get the general idea.)