Saturday, January 3, 2009


I realize this is utterly generic and somewhat pathetic to do this on January 3rd, but...

I have a scary new widget at the bottom of my blog.

Yes, you have to scroll all..the...way down.

Go ahead, I'll wait.

(Drumming fingers...)

Did you see it? Scary, huh?!

Yes, it's time to lose the weight I've put on from having 6 children in 8 years. I don't plan to stop having children, but I desperately want to do it in a healthier way. I have accountability from a trainer who put together a workout and diet program for me. I'll be only meeting with her once a month (as long as our budget allows). So feel free to keep me accountable. I'm planning to post a weekly update here.

My goals are:

1700 calories a day (a little on the high end since I am still nursing)
Lots of water
3 days a week of cardio (45 minutes each)
2 days a week of strength training (45 minutes each)

I plan to break this up throughout the day and include the kids as much as possible.

I've actually done this before with great results, so I don't feel like its impossible. I'm trying to be motivated by a healthier lifestyle and not just by pure vanity. I'm certain God will bless my efforts if I have pure motives, but its hard to not be driven solely by the fact that I have a meltdown every...single...time I try to find something to wear when I am leaving the house. I know that true beauty doesn't come from outward appearances, but it's still a struggle, ya know? Pin It Now!


  1. ok so where in the world did you find the widget? I am starting to work out with one of the Ukraine moms starting next week. We'll be doing it at church. So I will see how it goes. I would like to lose 17-20#.

  2. Inspiring!
    I'm SO with you!
    I'm trying to keep everything informal...dedicated to walking my dog each day (who pulls ME at a brisk pace)
    And tracking my progress on my Wii fit :)
    since we don't own a scale....that's our scale...unfortunately it also measures my BMI and tells me I'm 51 in "Wii age" ugh....
    atleast it's a motivator!
    I'm sure you'll do great!

  3. I'm trying to do better, too! I've given you two blog awards...see here for details:




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