Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Personal Summer Challenge

It's been too long since I've been serious about getting in shape. I have great resources at my fingertips now to help propel me toward some goals I've got and I am finally ready to just get started! Thanks to Stacie over at Motherhood on a Dime I was inspired to make this little journey a challenge for myself!

Here's what I'll be doing:

- Thanks to our garden and the fabulous gardens of our family members we plan on eating more raw veggies this summer. I've also pretty much weaned myself from soda. I say pretty much because it isn't necessarily the intense craving that it used to be. I can say no. I can choose water and not feel completely dissatisfied anymore. My goal is to go completely soda free.

 - I'm starting back with Jillian Michael's The Shred. My goal is to work out using this DVD 3 times a week. I am also hoping to be able to attend a pilates class with my wonderful (and super inspiring) friend Tammy at least once a week this summer.

- I want to lose weight. Real weight. So, I will be taking a picture of the scale each morning. I don't think I'll share the picture because I know every person is different, but I might be calling on a few of you I could message the pic to to help keep me accountable. You in?

- I'm using the app My Fitness Pal to help keep track of my calories taken in and burned. It's a great app and so easy to use!

And, today as I officially begin this new little personal challenge, I am going to be taking a full body before pic. Ugh. As I've scoured Pinterest I've seen all the before and after pics and honestly it has been so motivating for me. I want to be able to see how far I've come!

Each week I'll be checking in with a little update as to how this thing is going. I know myself well enough to know there will definitely be some slip ups, but I am hoping I can get some real traction going!


  1. This sounds GREAT!!! You're going to do awesome!
    I use MyFitnessPal too! I LOVE IT! :) :) :)

  2. Love this!! So inspiring and real! Can't wait for you to come to pilates!