Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Half Day!

gigi

This is my Gigi, or G.G. which stands for Great-Grandmother. Today she's flying in from Missouri with my Great Aunt Berni for a visit with the family. She is 91 years old and when you meet her, she will surely tell you so. She's the most lively 91 year old woman I've ever met, she even goes to the local senior center to play the piano for the seniors, most of which are younger than she is! I can't wait to go pick them up from the airport in just about 2 hours. The first half of my life I lived down the street from her and my Bumpa (great-grandfather) but after he passed away, she moved out to MO to live with Berni. I treasure her. My sister and I spent a week out in Kansas City with them in the spring and it was a wonderful time. I can't wait to see them today!

Today is officially Day 1 of the 60 day challenge. I weighed in this morning at 1XX pounds. Ha ha, you didn't think I was actually going to tell you how much I weigh do you? Keep in mind, I'm 6' tall so I can carry A LOT of weight on this frame. My goal is to lose at least 10 if not closer to 20 pounds. I realize that 20 pounds in 60 days is not particularly realistic but 10 definitely is so if I can at least get there then I'll be happy. 15 would be better. 20 would have me looking pretty skinny so I wouldn't mind it but I'm not fooling myself. The plan is to eat between 1600 and 2000 calories per day and shoot for 4 days of exercise, 2 of those being kickboxing and the other 2 a full body workout that I have set up for myself consisting of body weight exercises and cardio. That means pushups, pull ups, dips, squats, lunges, etc. The food should be healthy food, not just any old food that will add up to 1600. We're looking for lots of nutritional value here. If I stick to the plan, it's sure to work. If I don't, it won't. Just like Vance taught me. If I had listened to him in the first place, and stuck to the plan a year ago, I wouldn't be in this situation right now!

Speaking of which, I have kickboxing tonight! I love that class. Now that my body is getting healthier, I'm finding it a lot easier to make it through the class without feeling like I'm going to pass out. Unless Steve is really kicking our butts and then if I do feel like I'm going to pass out it's because I'm working hard, not because I'm weak!

Ok, that's all for now, I have to get some work done so I can get out of here early today!

1 comment:

The Good Eatah said...

Yay! Naming your goals and telling others if the first step towards reaching them. I am totally signing up for kickboxing come September; it sounds like such an awesome workout.

And Gigi is adorable -- I love that photo. I'm really close to my sassy 95 year old Grandma, so I can totally relate to the bond you share :)

P.S. Just wrote up a review on Flatbread; it's awesome!