I am serious about getting back in shape in 2010 because I fell off the wagon last year and had a million and one excuses for why. I need to feel better, get healthier, and lose some weight in the process. The book that we are reading for one of my book clubs is “Excuses Begone” by Wayne Dyer and while we’ve been reading it for about 6 months (we are a little slow) it finally clicked this weekend and I said enough is enough. I put a plan in place and for the next 30 days I’m going hard-core. I need a big boost to keep me working towards this. Plus my hubby and I have a little bet going that if I stick to the plan for 30 days that he’ll treat me to my favorite restaurant – you guessed it – Joe’s Stone Crab! Those of you that know about my love for crab know that I’m going to win this bet!
Here’s the plan – kick my tail for 30 days by completing Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred DVD for 30 straight days. It’s only 20 minutes so the “I don’t have time” excuse is out the window. I love that it’s fast and it’s over before you know it. I’m only 2 days in but honestly the 2nd time flew by compared to the first time. And I can do all of the exercises – nothing tricky just 3 minutes of strength training, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of abs. Repeat 3 times and you are done!
Now that I’ve got the exercise excuses addressed, it’s now time to get down to business with the eating and meal planning issue. I stumbled across this website in a magazine this weekend and I’ve been wondering – why didn’t I think of that! You can select the meal plan of your choice and each week print off the meal plan with recipes and a shopping list. We tried it yesterday and so far we are loving it. We choice the Weight Watchers plan for 2 people but there are a bunch to choose from. Click here to learn more about e-mealz.
Last but not least is Hungry-Girl. That’s instantly what I think of when I think about me on a diet – one Hungry Girl. I tried Hungry-Girl’s cupcakes this weekend and I couldn’t believe how tasty they were and at only 110 calories you can’t go wrong. I signed up for her daily emails (along with 800,00 others) and I really like her tips.
So here’s the plan – eat healthy, work out for 30 days, and learn new healthy habits. Then in 30 days I’ll be celebrating over a plate of stone crab once my hubby loses this bet. Ok, I probably shouldn’t be celebrating with food but seafood isn’t bad for you and I love it. If it gets me in gear for the next 30 days it’s worth it. And then it’ll be time to set my next goal.
One more thing, the bet isn’t because my husband isn’t supportive and doesn’t think I can do this, he just knows how darn competitive I am and I hate losing. Plus he worked out last night with me and I was worried he wasn’t going to make it through. It’s hard to exercise after not doing it for a while but I know he can do it – I just need to show him that hard work = results!
2 days down and 28 more to go!!!