"Don't let the fat chick beat you"?

I have been racing for about 5 years now. I am not a typical runner or even triathlete. I fight with serious medical conditions every step of the way, but each step makes me stronger. I have two boys both with special needs and I have learned to chalk that up to making me stronger as well.

It is with sad heart that I must report that lupus has won the battle this year, but trust me when I say the war is far from over! My racing days are not over by any stretch of the imagination. This is just a minor setback that will make me stronger.

Friday, February 4, 2011

1 Month

So Monday is the big day! The day I start Jillian Michael’s 30-Day shred AND a 30-Challenge! This will be in addition to bike time and running time.

After the 30 day challenges I have done in the past, I know there are some things that will just be setting me up for failure if I add to the list. So, my biggest goal is to make it as realistic.

First thing is first… water intake! I drink water, but nowhere near enough. I have my nice little CamelBak water bottle on my desk and I have one at home (if I bring my work bottle home I forget it there for a few days and that is annoying). So, Item 1 will be drinking 3 bottles of water (76 oz) each and every day! This is water, not Starbucks, not soda. Water!

Another one is my TV. Yes, I am one of those millions of people who have a TV in their room and I go to sleep to it. I have it set to go off at 10:30 every night, but sadly more often than not I turn it right back on for another hour or so. SO, the TV goes off, it stays off! This includes the weekends!

30-days of nothing larger than a tall drink at Starbucks! I know it sounds crazy. I have managed to go from a venti to a grande, now I just have to go down to a tall! This means less money AND less calories. OH! And getting multiple Starbucks in one day is a no-no!

Oh! This is one I need to work on (for both WW and Body Bugg!) – tracking my food! I suck at it! During the week I am ok, but once the weekend hits… forget it!

Since the 30-day Shred is a 30 day program my last goal is to get my workout in every single day! All 30-days I will hit play!

On a side note, I love the tri gear from De Soto. I can’t stand my legs and they have tri Capri bottoms. Every so often I go to their site and check out what they have, more often than not I hit the clearance bin. The other day I went in and my favorite bottoms were in there AND they were the pink and blue but they didn’t have my size, they had one size down! So I ordered it.They also had tops on sale, again, in pink and again a size smaller.

Now, realistically I will never wear a bikini (I bought one a while back as an inspiration outfit), but this is a whole different story! I also found a tri suite I like (the picture at the top)!

Gotta love it when you find stuff that is at least 50% off!!!! For those of you who know what I look like… don’t worry, I will not wear the top by itself after I get out of the water!

30-Day Challenge

Ø 76 oz of water every day

Ø TV off no later than 10:30

Ø Down size Startbucks

Ø Logging intake

Ø 30-day Shred – Every day!

1 comment:

  1. Get it done!! I know you will kick both in the butt and get some great rides in along the way! Don't forget to have fun!