Sunday, January 4, 2009

Slim-down Sundays

Hollie's idea...I thought I would play along. She is smart like that.

Well, I have taken a few steps backward. I am not as good at this as I thought. People think that losing weight comes easy to me. Not so. Come work out with me and you will see how hard I work. Unlike most people though, on most days, I love me a challenging run and a good work out. I like to sweat and feel sick after...it means I have done my job.

So, here I am with an extra five pounds on me. Not too bad considering how much I ate from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Everyone knows I can't resist a good dessert or that supersize piece of cake with extra frosting (my mouth is watering as I type). Did I enjoy my indulgence? Most certainly. Was it worth it? I'll get back to you on this one. It depends on how easily it comes off.

Stats: 5'8",139.4, size 6 getting tighter. I would like to lose five pounds by the end of the month to be back at the weight I am comfortable with. After that, I want to tone, tone, tone and prepare my abs for the summer. My goal is some definition this summer...not much, but I would like tight. I also want to be in great shape for my first race.

Plan of attack: I am somewhere in between counting points and limiting carbs and sweets, running, and skipping my late night snack at work. I will still be eating my dessert, ya'll. Just not for my main course every meal. :-)

I will update in a week...crossing my fingers that I start my . by then...I am feeling a tad bit bloated. :-)

4 things to add:

Melissa said...

Mom gave me a recipe for a nasty drink that seems to be helping bloating. The new Biggest Loser Boot Camp also kicks butt and would be really helpful in toning. I would like to lose this extra ten pounds :)

Hollie said...

You should know that since you are close to starting, I'm right there with ya... Could we be more alike? ;o) I'm doing ok so far but I am really worried about next month when I've been at it a while and I'm more likely to give into temptation!

You'll have to get over here and do the Jillian 30 day shread with me, it's good for toning too!

Rebecca said...

I love how you set a definite goal for yourself AND included a plan of attack. Since the start of the New Year, I've read of many people wanting to lose XX number of pounds and wonder how many have planned how to do it.

What are you going to do for the toning part? Just curious!

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Great goals!! Toning will be for next year for me ;0) Got to get rid of the excess first, lol!