Hooray! Today is Day 1 of the 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge, put on by Dustin Maher, author of Fit Moms for Life. If one of your goals is to get healthier and shed some pounds along the way, I encourage you to join me in this fun, mom blogger exclusive challenge. Included in this challenge you will get a downloadable copy of the Fit Moms for Life ebook, a downloadable Fit Moms for Life workout and nutritional DVD, bonus audio interviews, menu plans, recipes, and a grocery list helper for FREE! This package has a normal retail value of $27, but for mom bloggers participating there is absolutely no charge. If you are interested in joining me and a wonderful supportive community of other mom bloggers, please go here and enter the code: mbwlcf to get all your freebies and begin the challenge! This is a points based challange and as a participating member, you will receive a spreadsheet to track your points, while showing you exactly what you can earn points for. The winning mom blogger at the end of each 21 Day Challenge will get some amazing exposure to all their blog media outlets (Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.). If you do sign up, please leave a blog comment here letting me know you did!
So here's my Day 1 overview. I took Dustin's advice and I actually ate breakfast. Now this is something I normally do not do. I like to blame it on my busy hectic mornings. It's terrible, I know. But anyways, I ate! I've also been drinking water throughout the day, which is also recommended. I just finished up a 40 minute combo of strength training, core, and cardio. Oh my goodness I am beat, I'm not even gonna lie. But I did it!
After watching Dustin's video that comes with the challenge, I now have a better idea of the different food choices I need to make. He did a wonderful job of going over the different foods and their benefits. I did have to take a -1 point for my morning cup of coffee. I honestly don't see that going away. I love my coffee! I look at it as take on one thing at a time. I'm working on getting healthier and my track record is overwhelming myself or pushing myself too hard leads to quitting, and I don't want to go there this time.
So here's my starting point. It makes me cringe to write this, but I currently weigh 185 lbs. I'm wearing a size 9 in jeans and that is just not acceptable any longer to me. Dustin recommends a short term attainable goal for this first 21 days (new challenges start the 1st of every month!) so I am going for a goal of 15 lbs over this 21 days. Long term goal is to be able to rock a swimsuit this summer! I also have a pair of jeans pre-weight gain I want to be able to wear again. I pulled them out and looked at them today to give me something to look forward to! Honestly, if I can get myself down to 135-140 I will feel good again. I'm on the taller side, 5'8", so at that weight I look proportioned and healthy. This extra 45 lbs I have put on since having the twins 7 years ago, does not. So I've had 7 years to get off my behind and do something about this. I'm finally happy to say I'm ready and let's do this! I think a big motivator is going to be having a strong network of other mom bloggers to share and push each other. Go Moms!
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