Stepped Up, Stepped Out and Showed Out

Hey everyone!  Just checking in to let you know where things stand with me this week.  Well I must say I feel like I did great,  So I have been strutting around feeling brand new, I may have even given myself a Hi-Five!

This week I really stepped up my game as far as my diet goes, I have been eating less and making wiser choices.  So this week I really focused on drinking only water, if I did drink something other than water it was only a small glass of juice once a day.  I also only had cheese twice, instead of everyday with every meal and I wasn’t crazy with my portion.  Also I have been snacking less and eating more fruits and vegetables which has been great for the entire family because my 3 year old has even been willing to try new vegetables which is awesome.

Besides eating better I decided to take it to the streets and stepped out with my dad who is also trying to get fit and healthy.  Twice this week, we walked briskly for 2 miles through his neighborhood which included some slight inclines.  This is something we plan to do together about 3 or 4 times a week, this is a easy way for us to build our cardio endurance plus it gives us a chance to bond.  We will also be adding more exercise to our regimen later down the line.

On my own I decided to incorporate one of the classic exercises, jumping rope.  This exercise is cheap, portable (so you can do it anywhere), and burns more calories than you think. Jumping rope is a great way to get your heart rate up and it’s fun for the whole family.  If it’s been a long time since you’ve picked up a jump robe, this introduction to jump rope program is a great way to get started.

Whew, let me tell you how this mamma here has showed out.  Feeling so confident I decided to commit myself to a 90 day weight loss challenge.  This is a friendly competition between myself and my good friend Yolanda to help motivate us.  On September 21, 2012 we will do a final weigh in and whomever has lost the highest percent of their body weight will win.  What will we win you ask…well of course a $100 shopping spree, to get a outfit for our new sexier body.

I am really trying to win this  and my goal is aggressive, so please comment below and let me know what has worked for you when trying to lose weight.

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6 comments
Andrew
Andrew

Anyone of you who win the fight is not the sole winner... The biggest challenge is to oneself. And what you lose is, what you win! -- when the fight is against excess weight. The battle has begin with me, so best of luck with you too! Yes, obesity price is so high. On your mark on the 4th, good luck! I have researched much as I am not convinced that weight loss surgery is my option, and I am glad that I found something that saved me from the surgical knife cost and complications as well as irreversible damage. Roca Labs gastric bypass no surgery has helped me loss 43 lbs and still counting... I am glad that I am winning back a healthy weight and, this is -- priceless! I am sharing this to let others know that there are better alternative to surgery and a healthy approach to weight problems. After the program, I believe I can get myself another gift -- fitness! I will continue with the healthy habits, no more junks and mouth to stomach garbage and I can start to workout when joints are no longer in pains with this morbid obesity... There is still a better after us and we deserve it in any ages! Please don't get me wrong, I considered surgery before but, I discovered an option. Whichever way, best of luck with your weight loss!

Kimberly
Kimberly

Woo Hoo! What about aqua aerobics? Have you already pushed that out of your memory? LOL!

Bernetta
Bernetta

Woot Woot!! Go ahead! I can't vote for either because you are both my girls!!! I want both of you to do well. I will be cheering you both on from the sidelines!! I do want to be there for the celebration lunch though!

Mushy Mamma
Mushy Mamma

Kim, I was keeping the aqua aerobics on the DL, I can't give away all my secrets....but no really I felt like you and Aqua Aerobics deserved your own post

Yolanda
Yolanda

Thanks for the encouragement Bernetta and we would be more than happy to share my victory day with you. :)

Mushy Mamma
Mushy Mamma

Thanks B! This is a friendly competition although I plan on kicking tush ;)