Monday, April 20, 2009

42 Day Challenge

I am starting a 42 day challenge today. A blogger that is a friend of a friend(yep, I am a blog stalker) started it and I decided to jump in and participate.

Here's the challenge...

GUIDELINES

1. No sweets.
2. Fried foods are out. (they are killers to your workouts)
3. No more than 20 ounces of coke/soda a day. That means NO larges. Even from Sonic. That means you gotta get the medium people.
4. 3-6 workouts a week. The more you do, the more results.
5. Drink at least 4 bottles of water a day.

That's it. If you follow this for 42 days, I KNOW you will see results.

Here is the good news:*You get 6 "cheat eats" in that 42 days. (Yes, I made that word up. It works though.) That is ONE per week. Because you can't give yourself nothing to look forward to. So if one day you NEED, and I mean need that snickers...then go for it. But that takes away one of your cheat eats. Or if everyone goes out for burgers and fries...then dig in. You need to give yourself rewards. But only 6. After that you will NOT see the results you would like to see.

I told Antonio about the challenge and he is going to do it with me which will make things much easier. We can keep each other on track.

We have really been cooking at home more and eating healthier. However, I still have some stubborn LBS that just WON'T go away, so a more agressive approach is necessary I guess.

Today is my birthday, but since the challenge starts today Antonio and Tatum made me a birthday cake yesterday and we had a little of it last night. I plan to throw the rest out if Antonio doesn't mind. I want to give Tatum a piece though before it goes in the trash.

Jennifer took me to breakfast this morning and I drank WATER WITH LEMON.....Anyone who knows me well knows I ALWAYS drink sodas. It's 4pm and I haven't had one ALL day....and haven't really WANTED one either!

I also went to the gym this morning and got in a great workout while Mateo went to the nursery. Antonio, Tatum, and Mateo got me a NICE heartrate monitor for my birthday and I was pumped to use it for the first time today. I got to the gym, got Mateo's gym card made(since it was his first time there), changed Mateo's diaper, and dropped him off in the nursery. I got to the gym and on the treadmill and realized that I had forgotten my ipod and heartrate monitor. Oh well, I will use it all tomorrow. Jazzercise is the workout plan for tomorrow.

I will post later about all my birthday fun...probably tomorrow. However, I wanted to post this so if you hang out with me you can keep me accountable! Or, you can do the challenge too!

Here's to getting my old body back!

3 comments:

Kristi said...

the old body will be back, new and improved!!

Precious Moments said...

Happy Birthday girl!!! I am so proud of you, doing awesome! --Tanna

JRH said...

hey, i think this sounds great! i started walking and attempting to eat right again yesterday...so i'll hope on board! good luck!