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.