Okay, I am going to be honest here, I hate my body these days. I feel flabby, blobby, and just overall fat!!! I am within my healthy weight range....the higher end of it, but I just feel like I need to TONE TONE TONE!!! I do exercise, not religiously, but I am active and I do eat well - I just am not where I would like to be.
In 2006 I went on a diet plan and lost over 50 lbs. and have since gained about 20 lbs. of that back. Looking back I wonder how I motivated myself to stick to that plan.....I'm sure it had something to do with paying up front for the program and having accountability to meet with a counselor once or twice a week?! But I need to find that motivation again, that drive to want to lose a little weight and stick to a regular exercise routine.
One factor that I'm looking at is my 15 year class reunion is approaching, it's 57 days away to be exact. I am 19 lbs. away from my goal weight.....so in order to fit into this amazingly gorgeous dress that I inherited (black/white, very fitted, sparkly.....awesome) - I have to lose approximately 0.3 lbs. a day and I am going to have to tone my problem areas ALOT. So I'm hoping that will give me a push to do this.....to really buckle down again and dedicate myself to being healthy and get tone.
Another thing that I am going to do is to blog about this journey every day and hope that my accountability will come from my audience. Kick me in the butt if you need to - I need it!!
So....I am going to reveal to you my numbers - this is always scary! EEK! I weigh to date - 184 lbs. a weight that I have been hovering around for awhile! During the holidays I was up about 12 lbs. from that, so I did lose that at least, which is awesome.....but I have 19 more to go!! I am 6 ft. tall and my healthy weight range is 147 lbs. - 184 lbs. - so as I said, I am at the high end! ; ) Losing 19 lbs. will put me right in the middle at 165 lbs. - and I feel most comfortable in my own skin at between 165 lbs. - 170 lbs.
So those are my numbers.....and how am I going to get to my goal......here is my plan!
1. Eat right - obviously - I will be entering my food intake at http://www.sparkpeople.com/ - it's a free website that tracks everything and helps you see the areas that are excessive, or maybe where you need to eat more.
2. Exercise more - I am going to make it a point to get up early every morning and tackle a workout. I have TurboJam, Slim In 6, Zumba, Wii Fit right at my fingertips and I have a black lab that loves to go for runs/walks.....there is NO REASON that I can't get up at 5:00 a.m. every morning and do something.
3. Sleep more - this my friends is a struggle for me......I have become quite a night owl and it's simply that I am up cleaning/picking up the house/catching up on ridiculous television and I have to stop doing this.....my bedtime lately has been past midnight - not good! I am going to set my bedtime at between 8:30 p.m./9:00 p.m. from here on out - if I am going to get up at 5:00 a.m., this is a MUST!
Three things that are essential to get me to my goal of "the dress".....and in addition to that - the best shape of my life. It's all in front of me and there will be obstacles (a huge town party tomorrow is one of them.....so I will give myself that day, 4th of July, and Logan's birthday) - but I have to be realistic about it and just envision myself in the dress with toned arms, abs, booty and I will get there.
I hope that you are always setting goals for yourself and pushing yourself to find ways to change yourself for the better!
Lots of love - Angela