I am formally announcing my goal of losing ten pounds by June 1st. This means I have to lose a little over a pound a week for the next nine weeks. In order to achieve this goal I will be doing at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise every day and going to BodyPump at least twice a week. And I will limit my diet to 1600 calories a day, and eat more healthful foods. Inspired by Karrie, I will be posting a weigh-in journal every Saturday with my official weight loss total.
Karrie and I went to the gym yesterday evening, which was great. Thanks, Karrie, for inviting me!!! I had a rather stressful day, but after thirty minutes on the treadmill and thirty minutes on the elliptical, all that stress had melted away. I definitely find it easier and more enjoyable to work out when I go with someone else.
I also made it to BodyPump this morning with Karrie and Jennifer. Again, I'm so much more likely to go when I'm meeting someone. This morning's work out was tough, because I am still a little sore from Thursday and I added a little weight on the back track today. I plan to get on the elliptical machine at some point today, but I have some house chores I have to do first. I will get it done though!
The diet part of this goal is going to be the biggest challenge for me. I don't have very much willpower. And because of my weird schedule and general laziness, I tend to eat a lot of fast food. So I'm planning menus for a week at a time and have prepared several meals and frozen them to reheat later and stocked up on fruits and veggies for snacks. I decided that I won't try to cut out pop all together, but I will really cut back. I have been trying not to keep pop in the house, but I bought these small 12 oz bottles and I will limit myself to only one a day.
Well, laundry and mopping and dishes are calling my name. How does this house get so dirty? I feel like I'm never here!