Saturday, January 10, 2009

What am I getting myself into?

I know it's going to be hard, and crazy, and lord knows what else.

I've joined a competition. It's a weightloss/fitness competition.

It ends on March 31st.

My goal is to weigh 115 at the end of it, and that is about a 30lb loss. It's going to be grueling, and I know I'm going to be a bitch some days. I need to do this, though. As I sit here using a nebulizer, I know my asthma gets much better when I am in shape. My sex life gets better when I am in shape, too. My hubby says that we are intimate more when I workout consistantly.

I've been working out just fine, but my diet needs some serious tuning. I'm completely addicted to sugar. When I don't want sugar, I want white pasta. I'm still not sure if that is due to a form of depression. I know that it increases serotonin in the brain.

I'm hoping that by starting this blog, I can work these things out while taking this competition by STORM! I'm going to post my diet here (not detailed, just the number totals of calories, etc...) I'm also going to post my workouts. I don't go to a gym, I workout at home. It has been my experience that you can get into excellent shape at home. I have tons of workout videos and equipment. I'm pretty poor, so that is my option. There is no way I can afford to go to a gym, much less hire a trainer.

I'm going to weigh in in the morning, and seriously kick some ass. :-) Sunday's are supposed to be my workout day off, but I've decided to walk on Sundays. Walking isn't strenous enough to cause over-training.

I'm going to go browse some blogs now. I'm going to leave you with a video of my idol...and the person running this competition. If all goes well, who knows? Maybe someday I will meet her... :-)


  1. Hopefully after the contest ends you'll still want to continue your new fitness lifestyle, it's really worth it!!! Good luck!

  2. You should check and see if Jillian is going to be at the Arnold Expo, that'd be a great way to get to meet her. I got to meet several of my heros last year! I'm going again this year to meet MORE!

  3. Great job on taking the first step and setting your goal of this challenge! Jodi is right, I hope you continue this lifestyle for life. I find that you tend to stay more motivated if you think of it of a lifestyle change not just a "challenge"

    You will do great things...keep pushing hard and following your diet and you will do Great!

    Best of luck

  4. Jillian is a badzz!!!! I just love her strength and kickass style.

    Losing weight is easy as long as you love your workouts and can stay the course with the diet. A sugar addiction is no joke, and it is often the CAUSE of depression. You most likely have a systemic yeast infection if you are having depression symptoms along with severe sugar cravings. Maybe ask your doc for some Diflucan to go with your diet so you can battle the sugar cravings a little easier? Wouldn't hurt.... Good luck and I hope to see you hang in there!