Wednesday, November 3, 2010

When I was invited to this I thought, "hey, a fight club? I'm game!" As it turns out, it's a little less Fight Club and a little more diet and self esteem. Well, ok, I'm still all in.

Whether it be the desperately difficult challenge of correcting my diet or the exponentially more difficult task of gaining a physique worthy of the term, "fit," I hope to be able to rise to the occasion.

I have a few goals in mind and I'm sure more will be added as I realize the veritable impossibility of improving my diet without making a goal to eat a certain amount of vegetables or realize how difficult it would be to decide to run 4 days a week without making a goal for buying some fitness friendly clothing beyond the glittering spandex unitards to which I am so accustomed, etc. . . So here's the list:

GOALS (I put it in read because it's more menacing that way.)

: To drink more water. At least 8 cups and maybe even a titch more depending on how much I pretended I drank when I actually doused my overheated self with it during the workout.

Secondly: To run or otherwise raise my heart rate 2 times a week.

Thirdly: To do yoga once a week.

Those are tough but now come the biggies.
Fourthly: To not eat anything that is loaded with sodium, sugar or that takes the form of any of my favorite Wonka candies.

Eat a balance diet.


That last one means that I should be ending this post sometime aaarounnnndddd NOW!

P.S. It's a pleasure to be part of this challenge and I am so excited for the opportunity to improve my diet and health.


Annie on November 3, 2010 at 9:21 PM said...

We are happy you are joining us!

Chantel on November 6, 2010 at 6:09 PM said...

I wish you the best of luck! Thats a lot of goals, but I know you can do it. And since we work together I get to question you about it constantly :-P just kidding

I will try running with you, although at the moment I hate it with a passion.

ps. We just hadn't felt that you were ready to be introduced to the "fight club" portion of the challenge, we'll have to get back to you about that at a later place and time. Probably an abandoned warehouse at 1am. Make sure you come alone.

Helena on November 8, 2010 at 5:17 PM said...

Whoa, that WAS menacing. And your goals are awesome. You might just win this thing...


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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