Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It’s Time to Get Serious!

I think I have posted this before, as a matter of fact I know that I have…Dieting, it’s no fun and it’s tough.

But I have found my calling, I have found my motivation….Money!  What am I talking about?  Well, a few days ago I was doing my blog hoping and found where a fellow blog friend is competing in the Spring Fitness Challenge over at A Feathered Nest.  

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Being nosey, haha (*smiles*), I hopped over to read up on this Spring Fitness Challenge.  There is a jackpot!  You sign up for $10.00, and then for 8 weeks you work your hardest trying to beat the other competitors.   Oh and before I signed up the jackpot was up to $200.00!!  Yes, you read that right.  What better motivator then money, to buy some new clothes for the weight you lose!

So, I signed up Monday, which was day 1, just in time, I hadn’t ate breakfast yet, so I could make my choices wisely!  Now, she isn’t going with who loses the most weight, it’s who ever loses the biggest %, so it’s anybody’s game!

I didn’t set a goal for this 8 week challenge, I just wanted to join because I needed to lose weight, I am over my target weight for my height. 

So every Monday, you will be subjected to read my stats, what fun, huh!?  Not that I want to share with you all what I weigh, so I’ll just go with what % I lose. 

For my training, I am using the Guide from Fitness magazine to running Half a Marathon in 8 weeks.  I figured that this was the structure I needed.  Monday night I ran/walked 2 miles.  Let’s just say, ok, so I walked, very fast, 2 miles.  I couldn’t have even tried running, I would have passed out for sure.  Last night I worked out for 20 minutes, lifting weights, and strength training.  My biggest priority right now is sticking to drinking 8 glasses of water a day.

I chose a baked chicken breast on Monday night as opposed to Hamburger Helper that I fixed Zack and the girls.  Oh do not act like you don’t fix Hamburger Helper!  It’s fast and easy and tasty to boot!

So wish me luck I want that money!!

9 comments:

Kelli said...

Good luck on the challenge! I'm going walking tonight...not two miles but good for me.

The Graves' House said...

good luck with your weight loss goals:)

Elise said...

Good luck!! I have a half a person to lose myself...I don't know where it came from, I just woke up one day and looked like this!! At least, that's what it seems like.
Elise

Darlene said...

Good luck on your goal.

Lilith Silvermane said...

Good luck hon! You will do amazing!

You don't look like you need to lose that much.. I'm sure you will be svelte and ready for summer in 8 weeks!

Lilith Silvermane said...

Hey... can you link up that 1/2 a Marathon in 8 weeks?

I'd love to see it

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You go girl! I know you can do it for the $$$$ hehe. Im behind ya 100%...Im wishing ya luck!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That is awesome! It's so hard to make those little choices that are healthy, rather than just do what's easiest (like make Hamburger Helper). I hope you win the money!! :)
Carrie

the undomesticated wife said...

Good luck to you! What are your plans for your winnings? :D