Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I am the type of person who quickly gets inspired.  It could be from a passing good act I was fortunate enough to witness, looking at a Victoria Secret's magazine and seeing a swimsuit I want to rock, or reading something Stormie Omarian wrote that got me fired up.  I am just that type of person, easily excited. 

So, this March Madness that I have in mind has nothing to do with basketball but everything to do with getting in shape.  I didn't claim or announce any New Years resolutions, because I liked the path that I was on at the end of last year; and to be honest, I wanted it to flow into this year. So, I saw no need to make any changes.  Anyway, last year I tackled a goal by running five miles without stopping, which is a huge accomplishment for me.  I have a husband that runs a 32 minute five mile, and I am barely making 50 minutes; but its a work in progress, no need to compare (his physical capabilities are ridiculous).  Last year, I said I wanted to do the Ranger standard (laughing out loud as I type this), which includes running a minimum 40 minute five mile, so basically I have a good two minutes to cut down on each one of my miles.  It isn't going to be pretty, but it is going to be amazing when I accomplish it.  This month, I vow to get it in the gym CONSISTENTLY, not spardoically like I have been doing.  I am fortunate enough to be at a decent ideal weight, but I want more.  Call it greed, overperfecting, whatever, I just want this for myself.

So, I am going to share my journey with you. My ups, downs, trials, and challenges I overcome, all of my girl emotions for your pleasure and viewing.  I am doing this because it will give me some sort of accountability.  The only time I have ever really cared about working out was if I had a pageant or something that I was preparing for, nothing else really inspired me. Oh and yea, my wedding.  Prior to that I was in high school cheerleading, and I was a dancer from the time I was a little girl; hence, weight not being a problem or a thing to even think about. Weight loss and me were foreign objects, not ever having to cross each other's path.  Nice, I know, but not the case anymore.

I am going to bare it all and perhaps along the way show you pictures.  I hope you stalk along and in the process, give me your support by sharing what works for you and tips that I can use. 

Look for beginning week regimes and ending week results.  My overall goal is to drop about 15 pounds.  I am 5'8, and I want to rock about a 125-130 weight goal.  The numbers don't matter to be honest, but I do know that I feel comfortable and really free at that weight, so that is why I mentioned it.

Final note, I realized before when I got into shape that it was about feeling good.  I know that sounds so cliche but it's true.  It is about feeling good and feeling proud of yourself as you shed the pounds.  I absolutely love myself right now, and I owe it to the self that I love so much, to get in shape and STAY healthy.  When I do have children, I plan on being able to live by example and hand them the same type of hardwork, love, drive, and motivation onto them.  If I can master something as hard or simple, depending on who you ask, the ability to control what goes into my mouth and inspire to get up and go do something about it, then well I am on the right track of setting good examples, I think at least.

So, let's show up for life together by being accountable.  I am starting here, today (leaving for pilates, spin class, and a 1-2 mile run) March Madness begins!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, March... the month when we realize that it will soon be swimsuit season and drag ourselves to the gym!! Keep updating, you are obviously off to an awesome start (I'm trying to start running, but I'm horrible at it!).