Saturday, April 10, 2010

Biggest Loser!

I've never been on to watch sports, I always found better things to do and just could never fathom spending my precious time sitting down watching them.

Throughout my childhood and high school I was fairly athletic. I ran cross country, was a cheerleader, was on the swim team and played soccer. every season, I had something going on, which I loved. My senior year I started taking more time for myself, since I knew I'd be leaving my family soon  for college and just wanted to get in as much home time in as possible.

I guess that was a mistake on my part, because once I took 2 months off, I never turned back. I could never get the courage or motivation to start running again, or play soccer. Therefore i fell completely out of shape.

Now, 8 years later I struggle with exercise. I can't run a mile, I can't do a push up and lunges just about kill me.

I've always made half ass attempts at going to the gym. I'd get into a good "routine" for about 2 weeks then fall off the wagon. I'd gain 5lbs, freak out and start all over. It's been a never ending cycle for the last 2 years.

I've finally had enough, people. I will run a 5k this year, I will also do 25 push ups. I want to be fit, I want to love my body and I want to fit into 8 pairs of jeans sitting my drawer that don't fit.

Today, I started my first day of boot-camp workouts. I belong to 24 hour fitness and they now have a program called the biggest loser boot-camp. I was a little skeptical at first, as I've never even seen the show before ( I know!)  but it sounded like all in all it would be a good starting point for me.

I've also been researching a personal trainer. And I'm going off on a tangent here, but do you know how freaking expensive these guys are? HOLY COW! I know I'm a tight ass when it comes to money but $80.00 a workout with a minimum of 3 times a week. That's $960.00 a month, not including your gym membership on top of that. I guess being fit certainly comes at a price.

For now my plan is to eat 5 or 6 mini meals a day, do boot camp work outs 3 times a week, cardio ( starting couch to 5k again) 3 times a week and 1 day of rest or just swimming.

I've set a goal to loose 25lbs by July 1st. It's going to be hard and take major determination, but I'm bound to make this happen.

I'm going to add a link so you can view my progress, and all of you newbie runners, I'd love to hear about your progress!  Surely I'm not the only one who goes through this, right?

I'm also going to check in once a week, take a picture of myself, weight myself, and appreciate the progress I'll get to see via pictures.

If anyone else would like to join, I'd love to follow you along, too! Let's shoot for every Saturday.

Starting point:
Saturday 4.10.10
Weight: 168lbs

( I know the picture is a bit dark, I'll work on that!)  Also, my mirror is disgusting. That will be getting cleaned asap as well!


My Husband's Watching TV... said...

This is an awesome idea and no, you're not the only one out there like that. I was super athletic all through high school and then tore my ACL spring of my senior year and never went back to sports after that. I can't wait to watch your progress. Good luck with your 5k!!!

Jorden and Kristin said...

good for you! i can't wait to have teh baby so i can get back out there! I know it's going to be so hard because frankly I'm liking being lazy!! :)

yay for you!

Jessica said...

me and my BF totally do the weight in/picture thing but we do it on Sunday's. It was the best thing we ever decided to do. now we can look at ourselves completely differently and see the changes to the different parts of your body. I dont post mine on my blog since i do my in bra and underwear, but i thought it was the best way to really disect the "problem" areas. Our goals were 170 for him and 123 for me by May 1, 2010. We started Dec 28, 2009, and i reached my goal after 3 weeks (12 pounds lost) and am now at 115, and he reached his goal 2 weeks ago and is now at 165! It feels sooo good to have worked and accomplished something. If you havent ever done pilates, you should look into it. it has completely transformed my body and posture. Its a great "off" day thing to do. I have a 10 and 20 mintue DVD so not very time comsuming either! best of luck and ill be checking back to see how well your doing!!!!