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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Focus is what I am in need of now. No worries. I have not fallen off the wagon or into a bowl of cheese dip or a basket of chips. Although, I did notice on my trip to Target today that they have CHOCOLATE TWIZZLERS!! I swear I was NOT in the candy isle, I just went by it and I looked down there and the chocolate twizzlers caught my eye. Thankfully, I am focused enough to not buy those and I am not a big candy eater, a basket full of chips and cheese dip are more my thing.

See, I already lost my focus here just typing this blog.

FOCUS is what I need. I only have 17 weeks people. Well, 17 weeks and 2 days. That is it and then it is GO TIME/SHOW TIME!! Stand on stage in a bikini and 5 inch heel time. ACCKK, EEEKKKK, OH MY!!

I have been at this for 10 1/2 weeks now and I have done pretty well. Down 12 pounds of FAT! WOOT and several inches. I have made great strides from where I was 10 weeks ago BUT I have further to go. This is where the going gets TOUGH. I have to dig deeper into my dedication and commitment stash and make this happen.

It is not the food although I have realized the extra few almonds I am eating here and there could be affecting me. I can't do that. If I am hungry I need to up the veggies during the 6 meals I get each day. I can eat my heart out on green peppers and cucumbers if I must and NOT almonds. They are just so easy and quick and man, they taste good. Funny, the things you appreciate when your diet consist of few items.

The exercise is where I have always stumbled. I know I know I trained for a marathon and you wonder how this could be. Well, when I trained for that I would run 4 days a week and that was it. 3 of those runs were about 40 minutes and the 4th one was anywhere from 2-4 hours. This time around I basically have to get in 300 minutes of cardio each week which averages out to an hour 5 days a week and then 5 ST sessions per week which take about 30 minutes. DAMN! It exhausts me just looking at it. Pushing through when I am tired or sleepy is what I have not mastered and there is no time to waste.

Consistently making time for this is my challenge. Working full time and taking care of 2 young kids and keeping a house straight and laundry and food in the fridge (these are priorities for me, I cannot function in a cluttered/dirty house) and going about my life with commitements some evenings and on the weekends. It is just hard. I am not making excuses b/c I chose this. I chose to accept this challenge and I intend to follow through with it. I am going to have to let some things go to the side for 17 weeks I think so that I can make this happen. I have a possible new strategy though and that is walking around the house in my 5 inch heels and short shorts and cleaning and then my husband will follow and he will be forced to clean with me. Sounds good, huh?

He is helpful if I ask him so I am just going to have to give him a chores list I think and say if you want me on stage in a bikini then these are your jobs.

As for shoes. I don't have them yet but here is what they look like. WOOT WOOT!! I am going to need some SERIOUS practice in these. I promise to post some pics of me cleaning and cooking wearing my sexy shoes. This will be a sight to see I can assure you.

Thanks again for all of the positive feedback and encouragement. You have no idea how much it helps me.


Anonymous said...

Keep at it, you are doing great. By all means, hand some of those chores out....

It's hard to juggle being a Mom, housekeeper, a job, and getting an awesome bod all at the same time. Wow..I'm tired just writing it :)

Tiffa said...

I bet your husband WILL be following you if you are cooking in cleaning in those shoes and short shorts! Can't say he will be able to focus on cleaning though :P

cerina said...

Heck yeah your man will be following you, right beside you with a duster helping around the house. Trust me men can not resist us woman when it comes to cleaning and highheels, throw in a sexy little apron and he'll be your little housekeeper man slave. Your hubby sounds super supportive of all your goals and I bet he is so proud of you!! You can do it and you know you will get there. Just take it one day at a time and never loose sight of the bigger picture. Which is you!! Healthy, Sexy, Hot, and super strong on stage. I'm so happy for you and all of your success, you go gurl!! And I love the heels!!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow those are some shoes!!!!!

I was just thinking about how I didnt feel up to working out this evening...you just changed my mind!

WeightWatcher Mama said...

girl, you are doing GREAT! there is no way, NO WAY i could eat green peppers & cucumbers EVERYDAY! i tried a low caloried diet for a week, only made it about 3 days because i wanted to VOMIT every time i saw a zucchini or squash! still WILL! do you best, that's all you can do! which it sounds like you ARE doing your best! WTG!

The Lewis's said...

You can do it Dawn! You are doing great. We are right up the road if you need ANYTHING, we are more than willing to help out with the girls or anything you need.

Becca said...

YES GIRLIE!! YOU DO HAVE FOCUS LIKE A MAD WOMAN! I am so proud of you. Now, would you want to send me a little of that? LOL. I just can't seem to stop binging on things. everything is my 'last chance' since prep has to start soon. I know better, but knowing isn't enough. lol.
I LOVE those shoes. AND YES, hubs will follow you around in them becsue you will be wearing them for about 10 min a night starting at 8 weeks out. Vaccuum, do the dishes, whatever. I want you to get used to them and break those puppies in.

In other news, I am going to get some chocolate twizzlers. I WONT tell you how they are. when i was prepping for monster mash, it was halloween time. YEAH, not fun. I had BAGS AND BAGS of junk waiting for me when that show ended. LOL

Anyway, have a great day!

Jessica said...

Way to go!!! I need some of that motivation!!

Kelly said...

Hey Lady!! Thanks for the congrats on the blog. :)

OMG, you are amazing!! First the marathon and now this?! AND you're in size 6? Holy guacamole, batman!

Those are some serious heels. My back hurts just looking at them.

Ya know I've been thinking a lot lately about becoming an "iron maiden." It's time to start strength training. I bought The New Rules of Lifting for Women and read it. But he suggests I don't cut calories?! Girl, I still have a lot to lose! It doesn't compute.

Anyway, I'm just rambling now. But I wanted to let you know that I am happy happy happy for you and look forward to following your journey to the stage! That's totally awesome!!!

i am Susan said...

Life definitely gets challenging and it's always good to ask for help. Your plan to get your husband to help sounds like a no-fail plan to me.

I have a pair of those shoes. My daughter calls them "cinderella shoes" and is always wanting to wear them. Get them early so you can practise walking in them :)

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