Saturday, June 30, 2012


okay.  here's the link.  and the plan.

I've needed a plan.  a for-real plan.  let's be honest, I've been floundering for a while.

twelve weeks.  june 30 - september 22.  does that sound about right??  or am I counting wrong?  ahhhhh!  caught up in semantics!! what matters is that this challenge hones in on three areas: physical, mental and spiritual.  and yes, I need all three.

so, here are my goals:
physically, I need to lose weight.  I am going for 20 lbs in 12 weeks.  that is just under 2lbs per week.  and, I have a plan to make that happen.  I am going to spend the next 12 weeks focusing on the quality of my food.  gluten-free is working well for me, but I've gotten lazy with the quality of what I eat - not enough fresh fruits and vegetables.  too much added sugar.  I'm going to go back to my clean eating book and re-read that next week.  and I am going to follow it.  also, I am committing to 4 days of exercise per week.  I'm going to just put on my runners and go for some interval walks.

there is one week out of the twelve that I am away.  during that week I am not going to worry about what I eat, but how much I eat.  I have portion issues.  it'll be a good chance to work on portion sizes when I can't completely control the quality of food in the same way I would if I was at home.

mentally, I am going to learn a couple of new instruments this summer.  my ukulele showed up this week {YEAH!!}.  and I have a guitar that wants to be played.  Ty and I are going to learn together.  I'm excited about this.  we're going to learn how to string our guitars, tune them and play them.  he's going to kick my ass.  I know this to be true on SOOOO many levels!!

spiritually, {holy tough one, batman} I have no idea.  okay, I have a bit of an idea, but I don't want to air my sh**.  I chose the word surrender for my 2012 one word.  and I've basically spent the last six months totally ignoring it.  leaving it high on the shelf.  it's time to start dealing with it.  with me.  it's time.  and I've been feeling that this summer needs to be spent restoring relationships - with friends that I don't see enough, with my kids who don't get the best of me in may and june, with my husband.  just spending time.  enjoying.  loving.

and on that note, I've decided to create a separate blog for my weight loss journey.  bring it back.

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