Saturday, January 1, 2011

Let's try this again

So, in stereotypical fashion, I am going to be trying to lose weight again this year, but it is purely coincidental that I am posting this first post on New Year's Day.

2010 was a wonderful year for me... I graduated from my Bachelor program at the University of Ottawa and on the day of my convocation the love of my life proposed in front of my whole family! Of course, I accepted. This has been a big motivator for me to lose the weight I tried to do last year.

As in every year, 2010 had its struggles as well. The biggest one of which for me was a car accident I was in at the end of April. Since my accident I have had significant back issues and put on about 20lbs. Therefore I have a lot more work to do now thatn ever!!

So, what am I going to do about it?

Well, to begin, I've set myself some goals. I want to lose 40lbs by the end of December 2011. As a result, I'm hoping to drop the weight at the following rate:

Jan 5 lbs
Feb 6 lbs
Mar 6 lbs
Apr 5 lbs
May 5 lbs
June 3 lbs
July 3 lbs
Aug 2 lbs
Sept 2 lbs
Oct 2 lbs
Nov 1 lbs
Dec 0 lbs
40 lbs in one year!

I also have went out and purchased an elliptical which my fiancé and I have put together in our dining room. Since we really can't afford for me to get a gym membership and save for our wedding, and I would look for any excuse to avoid cardio, we think this is a practical solution for me.

I also am re-enrolling in kickboxing classes this winter and spring. I love these classes and am currently looking for a friend to do them with. My fiancé also bought me more boxing equipment for Christmas so we can do it together at home!

Finally, my fiancé and I have committed to cooking more of our meals at home, brown-bagging our lunches and overall improving our eating habits. I know that I can't do it alone while he's eating junk food, so I am more than grateful that he is in on this with me.

Now, I am going to go turn on the Nintendo Wii and use Wii Fit to weigh myself (I don't own a scale) and will post my before pictures (taken today.)

If you read all this... thank you, and let me know because I look forward to reading your posts as well!!

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