Monday, May 24, 2010

Yep, here I go … again!

by Susan

I have been in hiding for the past several months and now it is time to face reality. I haven’t looked at Fat Bottom Mama’s not wanting to face that I have done absolutely nothing to lose weight let alone prepare for a 5k that we were suppose to complete in March. Believe me I can give a lot of good and justifiable reason why I have stopped everything but bottom line is I was just being lazy. That frustrates me.

Now here I am 15 lbs. heavier than what I started the year out. Grrrr…. I don’t know what it is going to take for that light bulb to click in my head but I have to try.

A month ago my husband and I started the P90X workout. DANG!!! That is what I have to say about that. Because of his work schedule and wanting to make sure we don’t interfere with the time we spend as a family we have been getting up at 430a! Did you catch that, 430 AM!!!

Of course I feel like I should be a skinny minnie now that we have been working out for a month and only losing 7 lbs. hasn’t really encouraged me to do more but my husband has. He make sure I get up in the morning, he got me a cool watch so I can keep track of my calories burned and my heart rate best of all he is right next to me helping get through it.

We have both been counting our calorie intake. I have been keeping mine around 1200 – 1300, him 2000. I have also been going by an 80/20 rule I heard Jillian Michaels talk about. Basically you eat right 80% of the week but allow yourself to 20% of the week to have a little more. I use this rule for Thursdays and Sundays. These are the hardest days for me to stay on track so I plan for that. So far so good.

I am once again determined to keep myself motivated and working towards my goal.