The Game Plan

I have a confession. I’ve been super bad when it comes to eating well the past two days. Not sure what has gotten into me, I didn’t lose motivation, I just…I dunno. In any case, what we all know has proven true once again, its a lot easier to gain pounds than it is to lose them. And I’m back up to 137.4.

And while it sucks, that I’ve wasted the progress, it was a good kick in the ass and a reminder of how easily you can backslide. Of how just a day or two off track can set you back quite a bit. And that just like every healthy decision you make puts you one step closer to your goals, every unhealthy decision you make, keeps you one step further from it.

I’ve also come to the conclusion that I can’t do this without a plan of action. I hadn’t wanted to have a regimen, cause thats kinda boring and restrictive, but time is getting close, and I need to make a lot of progress quickly in order to reach my goal.

I still stand by being a turtle in the long run, but I need to be a rabbit for the next few weeks. Just until I get down into the 120’s again, and that bridesmaid dress fits perfectly.

1. Drink mainly water and a minimum of 8 cups per day.

Why? 
It has zero calories and carbs, and very little sodium. It jump starts your metabolism and helps flush         excess water weight.
   
2. Cut back on white bread, pasta and rice.

Why?
These foods cause bloating, especially around the tummy area. Also, they get digested quickly, which means you feel hungry faster, and there’s potential to overeat.

3. Do at least 30 mins of cardio a day.

Why?
Burn baby burn, calories that is.

4.  Do push ups, sit ups and lunges every other day.

Why?
These exercises help sculpt muscle which will give you a streamlined appearance.

5. Get an extra half hour of sleep per night.

Why?
The extra half hour can refresh you enough that you will make better  food choices, won’t feel lethargic or skip workouts.

6. Eat breakfast.

Why?
It helps increase your metabolism keep hunger down so you’ll snack less throughout the day.

7. Do jumping jacks during commercial breaks.

Why?
Burn more calories, instead of sitting on the couch.

8. No snacking after supper.

Why?
After supper snacking has more to do with boredom than hunger, and most of the time they aren’t healthy snack. Unnecessary calories.

I want those abs, and legs, and arms.

Do you have a get fit game plan??

Glossy Blonde

I’d Rather Be The Turtle

This isn’t my first time at the weight loss rodeo. I’ve been here a few times. All of which have been short lived. A healthy lifestyle binge followed with a quick downward spiral into the unhealthy lifestyle of which I had become accustomed. I choose not to think of those attempts as failures, but instead as learning experiences. Each one of them has taught me something about the goal, the challenge, the journey and about myself.

I’ve learned that losing weight isn’t easy. Keeping it off is even harder. It requires a true change of lifestyle. Some people can make the change almost overnight, but when I try to do that, I usually fall off the wagon pretty quickly.

I have learned that for me, its important to take time to adjust. To make small changes and take small steps towards improving myself. Its not about losing a bunch of weight quickly, its about being successful in the long run. Its about the big picture.

Every healthy decision I make, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction.

Its about saying no to a French Vanilla Cappuccino on Wednesdays (Tim Horton’s Day) at work.

Its about saying yest to another glass of water.

Its about three eggs instead of four in my omelet.

Its about doing one more Zumba video before I call it quits.

Its about light instead of regular mayo. Salad instead of fries.

Every seemingly little healthy decision I make, puts me just a little bit closer to reaching my goals.

I’ts like they say, “Slow and steady wins the race.” And I’m more than okay with being the turtle.

Kathryn’s Getting Fit With Venus

And I’m a Pepsiaholic.

I’m also a foodaholic and a couchaholic, which is probably why I’ve gone from being a fit girl who was one of the only girls from my high school graduating class who didn’t get “chunky” to getting too close for comfort to 140 lbs.

I’ve gained close to 15 lbs in the last year, and that is seriously unacceptable. I mean, I’ve got a closet full of jeans, and only two pairs fit. And well, with Christmas coming up, I can’t afford to be spending money on new pants, not that my ever expanding ass is a fun reason to go shopping.

So, they only logical, and healthy, option is to get off the couch and join Sarah in her endeavors to get back in shape. I set a goal of getting back to 130 by the end of November, but because I wasted so much of the month doing absolutely nothing to make that happen, its unlikely I will reach that goal. But as I said, its never too late to start, so I’m setting a new goal.

I’m weighing in today at 137.6 lbs so it might seem like a lofty goal, but if I’m committed to it, I know I can do it.

Especially because I’m extremely motivated.

– I refuse to be the girl who, at Christmastime, everyone notices put on weight.

– I want my ex-boyfriend to come home at Christmas, see me and just be like “DAMN!”

– I want to look fantastic in my bridesmaid dress on December 21st.

– I want my jeans and tops to fit again. I need more outfit options.

– I want to look in the mirror and not hate the reflection.

– I want to try on clothes and not feel gross.

And just in case you’re interested in following my progress, check back here Sundays, or follow along on Twitter and Instagram.