Monday, February 14, 2011

Mini Goal Monday: I'm Bugging Out!

Not the best start to my new week, I have to admit.  Didn't sleep very well last night - and then didn't want to get up at 4am to do The Shred.  So, I've decided to put off my work-out until this evening.  I kind of expected a little transition issue - being that I haven't had to get out of bed before 7am for the past I just need to adjust a little.

Before I get to my goals for the week, I want to share a couple pieces of exciting news. 

First, this afternoon I'm meeting with a personal trainer.  It's just for an "interview" type meeting.  He's going to show me his gym, give me a tour, lay out my options, etc.  With the tour, I get a free two week membership to the I figured, why not? 

I'm not really sure if I can fit a gym membership into my hectic schedule right now, but I think I'm going to at least see what my options are - financially - about getting a trainer.  I get off work at 3, don't "technically" have to pick Jelly up from daycare until there's some wiggle room that I can make to my schedule - if needed.  Plus, there's always weekends.  I will let you know how the meeting goes tomorrow.

Second - last night, I made a big investment into my weight loss efforts.  For months and months I've been thinking about getting a BodyBugg.  I'm a huge Biggest Loser fan and I read blogs about women who use the BodyBugg and have had AMAZING results.  So, last night, I finally bit the bullet and ordered one.

I haven't ordered one up until now because a) they're expensive and b) I wasn't counting calories - so I didn't see much need for one. 

Since using the My Fitness Pal app, I've really liked seeing my calories laid out - in terms of what I'm eating - but I haven't felt 100% sure that the amount of calories that it "estimates" that I'm burning is accurate enough for me.  Being that the site really promotes eating the correct amount of calories to the amount that is burned.. I am often left wondering if I, indeed, burned the amount of calories the site predicts and that my eating matches the estimates.

With the BodyBugg, I won't have to wonder anymore.  It will be able to tell me exactly how many calories I'm burning during the day - even sitting here doing absolutely nothing - and tell me how many calories I should be eating to get maximum weight loss results.

I did a lot of my own research - reading personal reviews, compared similar products, etc and finally the pros outweighed the cons...and I decided it was worth it.  The best part was the fact that I was able to get 10 months of web access to accompany the Bugg cheaper than what the usual 6 month subscription it was really a great deal.

OK - so there's my exciting on to my goals.  I'm keeping it pretty simple this week.  I'm going to try my hardest to get up at 4am to do The Shred.  No, I didn't do it this morning... but technically, I hadn't made it a goal,'s the line up for the week:
  • Do The Shred every day
  • Start C25K week 4 over again (been away for 2 weeks..ouch!)
  • Get an additional 20 minutes of cardio in on non C25K days (at least)
  • Stick to my calorie goals for the week (1200 net calories a day)
  • Drink at least 60ozs of water per day
That's it.  That's what I'm going to do this week. 

I'm also really happy to report that I earned my 7 Day Chip yesterday.  I made it a whole 7 days staying in control of my eating, following my meal plan to the binges, no "cheating".  I made healthy food choices all week long!  Now, I'm working towards my 30 Day Chip.

OK - time to get back to "life as normal" and get ready for work.

Everyone have a great day!! Take a second to post a goal or two that you're working on this week... you know how much I love to hear from ya. 

Till next time.  ;)
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  1. We are totally going to do this, girl. You have a great, ambitious plan. VERY proud of you!!

    Goodbye, Fat Girl!
    Fun Beyond Driven Chatter

  2. Wow ...reading your "focus" is really impressive. I don't know how you do it? I know how hard it is [I haven't been able to pull it together]. It takes a lot of commitment, motivation [mine wanes in two weeks normally], dedication and CONSTANT focus. I like reading your posts to "see" how you are doing it. I wish I could pull it together the same. One of my biggest obstacles is "failure" and "confidence" I just don't "see" how it will work for me because I have been unsuccessful in the past so my attitude is "why bother" it doesn't work anyways so why try? I really need to get over that attitude. Anyways best to you! and Kudos!!

  3. Hey I just found your blog. I just started working out and eating healthier and its great to find good blogs to keep me motivated w diet and exercise. Way to do The Shred. I've heard awesome things about it. Take care and hope the meeting with the personal trainer goes well!


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