Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thank You 2012!

I am here to report on how my fitness challenge is coming along. Well . . . it's awesome. I continue to ROCK it! In fact, I lost 4.8 lbs in the first week! WHAT? I know, right? Crazy, but in a crazy awesome kind of way. The truth is that I have never tried to get in shape by really eating right while ALSO exercising this much. I'm pretty sure I've never counted calories before this either. And it is all so easy with the app I downloaded for free to my smartphone. The app is called "My Fitness Pal" and I love it. I can record my weight, what I eat, how much I exercise and it tells me how many calories I have left in the day. It's awesome. Anyway, I highly recommend it.

Also, can we talk about how good I feel lately? And how skinny I feel? This is a new thing for me: feeling skinny in the winter time. Sure I've felt like this during the summer, but not during the winter. Probably because I make some excuse about not being able to exercise because it's cold out. Nowadays I've got my Zumba dvd workouts for the days when it's too late or too cold to go out. When it's not that bad, I walk up in the foothills near my house. Seriously, I feel fantastic. I have so much energy and I'm loving life. And when you have this much energy, you also can't help but be happy (the endorphins help with that too). And I really love being happy. I have found that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being over 30, in fact, I feel like I get more out of life now than I did in my twenties.

Ok, that is all. I told you my writing would be bad now that I'm back. I simply don't have the time to rewrite and edit this over and over till it sounds good. For now this blog is truly a web log.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 2

It's day 2 of my fitness challenge and I am ROCKIN' it! Two perfect days in a row. It helps that i don't even like soda (one of the contraband items). AND I was super lucky to come home to a dinner prepared by my sister-in-law (you're the best, Candice!) that was sugar-free, yummy, and very few calories. Pan seared chicken with apples and walnuts. It's from the Flat Belly Diet Cookbook. Click here for the link.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Witty phrase about New Year's Resolutions

Oh Heyyy, Blog.

Sooooooooo, as promised I have been a terrible blogger. I know it's been forever. Will you ever forgive me? I hope so. Now I will grace you with a terribly written blog post because my skills are really rusty and I don't have a lot of time to edit this tonight.

It's a new year and of course all of us are working on our resolutions/goals/ideal body weight, etc. and I am no exception. This year, though, I really think I'm going to make it. My goal(s) come in the form of a fitness challenge that lasts 12 weeks. Yes, 3 months. But aren't New Year's resolutions supposed to be for the whole year? Maybe, but I'm only worrying about the first 3 months. The rest of the year? We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

I started said "fitness challenge" today and it's nice and organized with a nifty spreadsheet that my darling friend, Jessica, sent me. (Yes, it's measurable, which all good goals should be.) So today I started doing things like exercising 30 minutes a day (I actually did 50) and reading a chapter in the Book of Mormon a day (for your spiritual fitness) and not doing things like eating dessert or eating anything after 7:30. And I have to say I really think I can do this. Of course one of the extra goals this week is to write in your journal/or blog. Yes! I am only writing tonight out of duty. To, in fact, get a point in a contest. Did I mention it's a contest? I am sending (I swear I'm going to get to a post office box tomorrow, Jess) a $20 check in the hopes that I can it back along with everyone else's $20. But as a friend mentioned, you win even if you don't come in first place and that is what I'm counting on. Losing a pound a week is nice, but I am most excited at the prospect of having better habits.

Why am I telling you all this? A few reasons: for one, it's on my mind a lot because I have all these new rules I have to remember. Secondly, this is my blog and I can talk about whatever I want on here, right? But most importantly, now that I've told you all, I am even more accountable. And that's a good thing . . . I think.