My husband and I are planning to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary next summer by taking a big trip...without the girlies!! At least it's big to me ;o) Unless one of us dies, or something else tragic happens, we're going to Europe for 11 glorious days. It's a 3 city tour through London, Paris, and Rome and I am SERIOUSLY excited about it!!!! I have been DYING to go to Europe since I could say the words Eiffel Tower, and had planned to live there after I got out of college, before getting married. Needless to say, plans change! I'm so glad they did :o) But I still want to visit!
All that to say, I was reviewing the itinerary this morning, just could not focus on work, so I thought I would just read up on a couple places we may plan to visit. And I thought about all the pictures I want to take, but also all the pictures I want to be in of me and my husband, or just him or just me hugging the Eiffel Tower. Then I got to thinking about the tours I want to take and how I want to walk through Versailles for the entire day if I wanted.
Problem, I hate pictures of myself, but I want to take a picture of us in front of something fabulous and not worry about how fat I look in the picture!! I want to be fit enough to trapse around Paris all day without feeling exhausted half way through.
Now...the CHALLENGE! And bear with me, but I am excited about this!
I have about 430 days until we go on our trip (wow, that's longer than I thought!) and I have 100 pounds to lose. Yep, you read that right. 100 pounds. I would be happy with 75, but I am setting my goal at 100.
In case you're wondering, that's about 1.5 pounds a week. Doable, yes?
Changes will HAVE to be made though or this just won't happen. Diet is one thing, but exercise is another. My job involves sitting at a computer all day, then when I quilt/craft, I am sitting down! I don't really exercise, and that is not good when you're over 30 and trying to lose weight!!
Here is the plan! I am going to track my progress very publicly, here on my blog. Could either be really embarrassing if I fail or really motivating if I keep it up. I know the WW plan inside and out and I am joining the Y so I can start swimming. I can't really do much walking yet, because of my stupid foot (another story altogether!). I'd like to work up to walking or even running or zumba, but the thought of breaking my foot again terrifies me!
If you are in my shoes, needing a kick in the pants to get started, I hope you'll keep tuning in! I am going to dedicate my Mondays to all things healthy, weight or exercise related. I am going to have a linky party, so that you can share what is inspiring you! Maybe it's just a recipe you want to share, or your own weight-loss, exercise challenges. It doesn't matter, the more, the merrier!!
Soooo, please join in for my first Motivation Monday on April 9th!! It would be really sad if I hosted a linky party and no one shows up :o)
I leave you today with 2 great blogs, very real and down-to-earth, of 2 real women who have lost weight and are staying healthy!
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