Friday, September 17, 2010

Well... You Did Ask For It

Well it looks like we need to come up with some motivation for everyone! Most of us seem to be struggling, so lets start brainstorming! I think we all need to be working out 3 times a week(don't kill me!), when the workouts are less often it can be hard to stay motivated (I find if I have too many days in between workouts it is harder to get going again sometimes) 3 workouts shouldn't be too bad to incorporate. Maybe there needs to be a penalty for not doing something or you only get a certain reward if you do your workouts (blue drink, sugar, ice cream...). What you eat has a direct connection to how you feel, making it so if you are eating crappy, you are less likely to workout... So maybe we need to only have one splurge day a week, that is the day you get your sugar fix or get to eat out... These things may seem a little extreme but we are doing this together for a reason and I am committed to getting it done and getting it done together! There is no reason why we can't 'lose', it may be hard and it may seem impossible but I know we can do it but we need to help each other. We need to help each other and we need to help ourselves, we need to be willing to do something extreme, we need to be up for pushing hard, it might not be fun at first but we owe it to ourselves and to our future-selves to do it and do it now! So what do you say? Lets recommit, lets find a way to make this work!

Words are pretty but we need to act, so lets figure out what each of us needs to help accomplish our goals.

Helena- I think you need to cut sugar out of your diet (please don't hurt me!) I'm not saying completely but pretty much... I think you need to purge your house of any 'easy sugar' so that when you are craving it, there is nothing to go to. This is what I did about a year ago, it was really hard to throw away all my candy and sweets in the house but I saw a noticeable difference just by cutting out sugar, you will still need to have something to satisfy cravings so get healthier stuff like, dried fruit, fresh fruit and some dark chocolate! Also make sure you are drinking your 8 cups of water! You know it makes you feel so much better!

Chantel- You have been doing pretty good with your diet but I think you need to make sure you aren't eating out as much, you have a crazy fast metabolism but it can really take a toll on your body in other ways. You also need to make sure you are doing your workouts, your cough has improved so much by your consistent workouts but with the winter months coming you need to stay on it, the goal is that you don't get sick and stay sick for months this year!

Annie- You need to make sure you are still drinking your 8 cups of water a day! That is such an important thing for all of us but when you were drinking yours, you stopped craving your blue drinks (they didn't even taste good anymore!) and I think you need to stop drinking your blue drinks (sorry!) every time you drink a blue drink you aren't drinking water and water is soo important! I also think you need to be getting in 3 intense workouts a week (you already got that this week! 30 day shred and zumba!) we are doing a weekly Monday 'shred' together but that leaves 2 days that are up to you for intense/vigorous workouts.

Katie- I think you need to blog more (you probably won't even see this!) But also I think you need to cut down on how much you eat out, once a week is what you should try for, it is just not good for you! I also think you need to either start back up with your trainer or find 3 other workouts you will do that are intense. We can try something together or you could start running with your Army friend :)

Amber(that is me!)- I need to eat out less, I do good most of the time but there are weeks where it becomes a social thing and sometimes I end up eating out 3 times that week! I need to just say no! Also I need to intensify my workouts, I have been getting my 3 a week but I need to either add more workouts to my week or make them harder, I don't want to become complacent! I also need to stay away from (I have been so far) 'Star Bursts' they are my sugar gateway drug... I can have the occasional treat and stay on track but if I have Star Bursts I usually go on a sugar binge like no other!

Now is not the time to take it easy or make excuses but go full force ahead! So please don't be mad at me for my suggestions and if you are already doing what I suggested, great! So lets do this, lets revamp our life. Are you in? What do you have to lose?


Chantel on September 17, 2010 at 7:31 PM said...

Haha, love the pics... and don't worry, you didn't offend me.

It's true, we all need to just make the decision to kick stuff, and just work out... it's hard. But it's true.

Annie on September 18, 2010 at 7:07 PM said...

Thanks for the push!

Helena on September 18, 2010 at 7:11 PM said...

I am so mad.

Helena on September 18, 2010 at 7:12 PM said...

Kidding! I love the pictures. And I guess I did ask for it.


Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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