Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Power of One: The Beginning

A brand new fitness and weightloss challenge is starting TODAY at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans!  Are you signed up?  I hope so, because there is no time like the present to get back on track after the holiday debauchery that has just ensued.  This challenge is a little different because there are no teams.  This challenge is focusing on the most important person in your life:  YOU.

I definitely need this challenge.  I had managed to reach my goal weight about a month ago, and technically I'm less than a pound above what I considered my maintenance range of 135-138, but I've gotten a little too loosey-goosey and I've put a few pounds back on.  3 pounds to be exact (and only 1.8 since the end of the last challenge, so it really isn't that bad).  Now, that really shouldn't get me down, but it does.  My weigh-in this morning of 138.8 is dangerously close to a decade I said I'd never see again.  Yesterday, my scale said 139 and it made me cry.  But it also made me go to the gym and work out for an hour and a half, so I guess there was some benefit although I'm pissed my workout only earned me 2/10 of a freaking pound.

So, onto the challenge portion of our challenge.

Step 1: weigh-in.  Check. 138.8 (boo)
Step 2: blog about it. Check. you are reading it, aren't you?
Step 3: take measurements and a photo.  Sorta.  I'm not going to take a photo because with only 3 pounds to lose, there isn't going to be much visual change.  I did take my measurements but I'm keeping those to myself.  M'kay?
Step 4: weigh-in form. Check.

And finally, my healthy living goals for this challenge and the New Year.
  • Drink at minimum 64 oz of water 6/7 days a week. (I've been HORRIBLE with this over Christmas break.  I do much better with my water bottle at school.)
  • Run 2-3 times a week
  • Sign up for my 25k race (the race isn't until May and I won't need to start officially "training" until probably February, but I should just get the sign-up out of the way, don't you think?)
  • Do the Shred DVD, EA Sports Active, or some other strength/crosstraining 2-3 times a week.
  • 25 push-ups and 25 sit-ups after each run.
  • Log my food on Daily Plate at least 4/7 days a week.
  • Lose at least 3 pounds to get back to 135.8 or less.
OK, I think that's it!  Ready, Set, Go!


  1. you've got some great goals set out. and a 25K how fun!! :)

  2. Yeah! That sounds great! I'll be with you on this one... we've got similar goals and goal weights!

  3. You have some great goals. I just posted mine. I'm hoping to be you one day and so close to my goal. I think I can do it though. It is just going to take awhile. That 25k is awesome.

  4. You are awesome Bari- wish I could run that 25K with you. How fun would that be?!

  5. Great goals, Bari! You'll be back at your goal weight by the end of the challenge, I'm certain. And love that you've got your eye on another race already!

  6. I love your new home! I think I've said that, but still, I really do!

    You've got some great healthy living goals for 2010!!!

  7. You've got some great goals and I can't wait to start hearing about the 25K training coming up.

  8. a 25K, boy that sounds like a lot of fun! You've got some really great goals and I have no doubt you're going to succeed!

  9. Those are some awesome goals! I think I need to throw in some push ups/situps into my goals as well. I can at least crank some out while watching my fav shows at night!

  10. You have some hefty goals, but it sounds like you know what you're doing! Congrats on being so close to where you want to be!

  11. Terrific goals! I know that you will achieve each one!

  12. First of all, I LOVE the new design and name!

    Second of all, YOU ROCK! I love your honesty and your goals are so doable. I can't believe you are embarking on a 25K!!! I know it isn't a whole lot more than a Half, but still. Good for you for pushing yourself!


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