With the help and wisdom of my trainer, Denise, encouraging me to cut back on weight lifting, eating more veggies, and spending more time with the Neil Armstrong machine…this is what I read on the scale:
That is *two* pounds (exactly) down from last week! I will certainly take that with a happy smile upon my face! As I mentioned last week, I have come to realize my birthday goal of 225 on 2/25 will not happen. To be honest, I am slightly bummed about that, but really I cannot be upset when I will be *considerably* healthier when my 30th rolls around in a couple weeks. This will be the healthiest/thinnest I have been for a birthday since…maybe 21…maybe. The last birthday I know *for sure* I was lighter/thinner than this would have been 18. Insanity.
I do find myself getting increasingly excited to get below the 200 mark, which is crazy just to be thinking I am even close enough to get excited about it… This is *definitely* going to be the year, though. Definitely. I *will* be under 200 pounds in 2012. So, I think I am going to set up a new goal tracker counting down to both summer (swimsuit time) and “one”derland. I want to be *under* 200 pounds by June 1, 2012.
15 weeks; 5 days
I chose 36.4 pounds as the goal amount because that would put me right at 199.8. That averages out to be 2.3 pounds each week…which is possible to do. I have high hopes for this goal, folks…*really* high hopes!
So, later today I will be meeting with Denise. I do believe she has some HIIT (high intensity interval training) planned out for me, which should be interesting. I am also going to attempt to do a Zumba class after I finish with Denise. That, of course, depends on just how badly she kicks my booty, though. We shall see…
I have some posts in the works for you all, so hopefully I will get to those within the next day or so. I will be busy rehearsing/re-working lines for my commercial (my own lines…not scripted…just still working on cramming all the wonderful things I have to say in 15 seconds or less), dying my hair, and all kinds of other fun stuff. Oh – by the way – I picked up two workout shirts yesterday…real ones, not just plain T-shirts (which is what I have been wearing this whole time). I think *technically* they are too big for me because they are supposed to really “hug” your body, but I am just not ready for all that clingy clothing with all my squishy underneath. 🙂 Maybe sometime soon, though.