Okay, I know that sounds ominous, but I've started the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michael about 20 times in the last two years! How many Day 1's can a person do? I posted this on my Facebook status and received a couple of great reminders.
1. Kristi said "How many does this make? and at least doing a Day 1 is better than not doing."
2. Leslie said "If you do Day 1 for 30 days does that count?"
Aren't they great? I love my friends :)
My ultimate goal is to lose 50 pounds by the end of next year. I think this is completely doable, I just need the will power to succeed. I used to be on Weight Watchers YEARS ago and learned a couple of valuable lessons from it. Portion control is paramount and fill up on healthy veggies. Having small children keeps me snacking, I just need to be sure it's healthy snacks. I'll be reading through some of my favorite WW cookbooks to get some inspiration for next month's menu plan. And my friend Lorre, also got one of Jillian's cookbooks, and she offered to let me look through for some inspiration.
I'm telling you...I've got great friends for the motivation, I just need to put the motivation to practice in myself.
Some friends and I will be walking/jogging our next 5K in November. I'm hoping Jillian will keep my endurance up so we can finish in good time. This will be my 3rd 5K this year. My goal is to complete it under 40 minutes. Pretty reasonable, I think. That's about 14 minutes per mile.
I'll update my blog with my week's progress on Friday. I think we'll call it Fitness Friday. Sounds very positive. A great jump-start for the weekend to keep me going.
So will you join us? Do you think I'm crazy? Well, we know I'm crazy, so that question doesn't really count :)
Come on, get off the computer and get started!