Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Helena: Season 2.

Last season, I failed.

More than failed, actually. I gained weight.

How embarrassing.

But I have one thing going for me: I can be honest about the fact that this failure? Was completely my fault.

I lost my drive, and the chocolate won.

But not this time.

This time, I'm kicking some serious cellulite butt.

My goals:

I'm starting small, because to win this thing (or even do well) I will have to take it one step at a time.

1. I will do the 30 day shred 2 times per week (or more. But not less). My soon-to-be-delivered webcam should help me with this :)

2. I will be hydrated (with water, not soda).

3. I will lose at least 20 lbs (that's less than 2lbs each week. this is a very healthy goal).

4. And I will sign up for some kind of dance class, or dance team. <---this is my favorite kind of exercise.

....Ok. So those goals aren't as small as I thought. But each and every one of them is doable, especially with the support I know I'll get here.

Bring it.


the thrifty ba on November 3, 2010 at 2:19 PM said...

what is your address? i will send you some of my famous cranberry coffee cake (from starbucks).
how is that for support?!
seriously...i lost 27 lbs from halloween until christmas last year. you can do it!

DB on November 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM said...

Have you tried Zumba? It completely kicks my butt, and I look like a total dork doing it, but I love it! I don't know about your city, but my town has classes everywhere, so yours probably does too. It's like a samba/hip hop deal, plus some ab work at the end. It's great.

viewfromdownhere on November 3, 2010 at 3:59 PM said...

You can do it! Hang in there...chocolate is my downfall, too, and I'm in the mode to lose weight, goal is 15 lbs. Here's seeing if I can actually do it!

Amber on November 3, 2010 at 6:08 PM said...

I know you can do it! I am super excited to workout together with the web cam, it is going to be awesome! I agree you should try Zumba, I bet you would really like it. It is a good mix between pole dancing and traditional dance :)

Chantel on November 3, 2010 at 6:59 PM said...

I gained weight too, it's okay.

You can do it, Helena! And I will do whatever you need to help support you!

I'm getting a webcam too, so we can chat on it sometimes too!

Those are great goals

Annie on November 3, 2010 at 9:25 PM said...

Was completely my fault. I love how you said that. I want to steal that phrase from you. It applies here too! Love you lots! YOu are sweet!

Lisa on November 8, 2010 at 4:50 AM said...

If you love to dance, and have a Wii there are GREAT dance games, that will get you sweating in NO time!!
good luck, I am right there with you......sigh

Helena on November 8, 2010 at 5:26 PM said...

I don't have a Wii. But the other girls do! And I will totally look into Zumba. I know Annie loves it. And Annie, you can totally steal that.


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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