Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So as most of you know I am on this quest to lose weight. Not just to lose weight but to be FIT and STRONG and to NEVER AGAIN have to make the goal to lose weight! Mitz and I have made this goal together and I must say he is doing AWESOME!! But back to the reason for this post, as I mentioned this is one of my goals (again) this year. Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge scrapbooker. It is one of my most favorite things to do. So I have decided to scrapbook this year and every year the goals that Mitz and I make, the journey on those goals and the result. I thought this would be a great thing for our girls to see the work that their parents did to get to where we are and where we want to be. So this blog will help me to keep track of all the milestones, hardships, victories and most importantly help me to never go back to where I am today. It will also help me to scrapbook our journey. Which needs to get done because showing the before/now pics are not as fun unless they are with the after.
Anyways we started this goal 6 weeks ago. What we decided to do was to join the wonderful world of Weight Watchers because of the point system, it makes it easy... each food is worth a point but the downfall was you could eat garbage and then once you hit your points dont eat anything except veggies and still lose weight. Not exactly healthy. So I also have incorporated Body for life in the sense that I eat as clean and healthy as I can all week while I track points and then after Monday night weigh ins I get to have a cheat meal. Plus I am ideally supposed to work out 3 times a week.
This has been going good, but I have been getting comfortable thinking " I GOT THIS" well I feel like I have been slipping and not seeing the DETERMINATION, DEDICATION and INSPIRATION that I need to see from myself in order to make my dreams come true!!

This would be Mitz KICKING MY BUTT up hundreds of stairs on the coulee. Nothing brings me more joy then beating Mitz at his own game (whatever it may be) and NEVER letting him forget about it. The day will come that this photo will be reversed and Mitz will be sooooo far behind he will think that I haven't even started yet!!
Yeah he beat me here to... and I must admit he had already done the stairs 5 times up and down running AND an obstacle course up the coulee 5 times and he still beat me!! But like I said WATCH OUT!!!

What I Have learned so far....
  1. All the food that I thought I could not live without, like CHOCOLATE, burgers, pizza, ICE CREAM ect..... Really does not taste that good when it has been out of your system for a while.
  2. Eating DISGUSTING fast food is NOT worth the hour on the treadmill to burn off 1 burger!
  3. When you give your body what it NEEDS and WANTS your body in turn will give to you what YOU NEED and WANT. Which in my case is HEALTH and ENERGY
  4. It is not hard or expensive to eat healthy. It just takes a little planning and organization
  5. My Girls LOVE to see me workout!
  6. When you think you are 110% done you can still do more if your WHY is big enough!! Mitz taught me that.