January 13, 2011


Well, the work week is almost over which means my opportunity to keep up my "resolution" would be greatly reduced. I thought I'd write about the freaky dream I had last night that woke me up around 1:30 this morning, but even I've had enough of my dreams! So I want to let you know about my challenge. Telling people will make it easier to keep up with since I'll be accountable!

This last Monday marked the beginning of the Gold's Gym Challenge in our area. A 90 day competition to see who can lose the highest percentage body weight. The competition is usually just for members, but this year they are offering a separate competition for employees. The prizes aren't as huge, but it should still be a good opportunity. I'm not really even expecting to win anything, just in it for the hopeful self-improvement.

As of Jan. 1st, I was not allowing myself to eat processed sugar. My desserts consisted of a piece of fruit. I'm keeping that up at least until the contest is ended (more than likely until my marathon in May) and hopefully that will add to the progress. It's SO HARD when I visit my parents' house on Sundays and smell the homemade goodness that comes from the oven, but I've resisted so far! We'll see how that goes :)

I'm also changing my routine at the gym. I had gotten too used to my classes and I wasn't seeing any changes. The only classes that will remain the same are the ones I teach. Otherwise, I'll be switching it up! And I'll be adding running in, too, since I need to be training! As soon as I get my new running shoes I'll be on the treadmill.

That's pretty much it. I feel like if people know what I need to be doing, I'll be more likely to keep up with it. If anyone reading this wants to ask me questions during this challenge, please do! Ask me about progress, good days, bad days, slip ups, anything! The more I have to answer, the better I'll do.

Thanks for reading!