Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bye-Bye Belly Day 1: Time to lose weight AGAIN

Okay. My GoWearFit is on my arm and I am ready to track, burn, and lose! I've got 25 pounds to lose and am starting today.

I tried to start yesterday but then I had a piece of leftover pizza and a fun-size Three Muskateers for lunch so I am calling today Day 1. :)

I'm no weight loss newbie. I've lost about 200 pounds over the course of my life (thanks to yo-yo dieting that never worked) and during the past few years have gone from baby flab to fitness fab, losing a total of 75 pounds and keeping them off through clean eating and lots of fun workouts. And now, after my second pregnancy, it's time to put the armor on again and battle those pounds.

My starting point: 155 pounds and according to my body fat scale that I had to dig out from its place of exile under my dresser, 32.5% body fat. Hey, lay off! I've been pregnant for ten months!  

My goal: 25 pounds and 10% body fat gone by April 30, 2012.  Totally doable.

My strategy: no more pizza and candy bars at lunch for starters! Eat clean, the way I have for years, and once I am recovered from my c-section, start walking and then running. I've already registered for two half marathons in the spring and have a 5k on the books for December!  Shameless plug: you can read about my pregnancy-to-half marathon training on Fridays at GetFitPod. 

I have a mini-goal to lose the first ten pounds by the end of the year. That's eight weeks, a little over a pound a week, about 700 calories shaved off each day. During the holidays. LOL To help me (and you, if you're game), there are a few things I can do each week to make the adjustments I'll need to stay healthy through the most wonderful time of the year.

Okay, enough babbling on.  I have to go figure out what these calories are going to look like today.  Are you in? Join me and make your own weight loss goal for the holidays. All it takes is you getting out there and getting healthy!


Rebel Race said...

We just signed up for REBEL RACE at www.rebelrace.com …can’t wait to run the 5k through military style obstacles and crawl in the mud! My girlfriend’s crazier than I am- she’s doing the 15k! This will be an awesome hardcore workout…muscle confusion and cardio at the same time! We already started training. Is anybody else going to the race?

Healthy Heather said...

I'm looking forward to some of those in 2012!