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Time For A Healthier Me!

sleeping-in time for a healthier me

Okay, so I’m on my way to an even better me… One thing that I would also like to do is to get my behind back in shape. I know all the moms out there are like me. Okay, maybe not, but I’d like to think so. How many of you let yourself go? I didn’t mean to, but somewhere along the way, it happened. My pants are all too tight, my gut hangs over in the worst way a muffin top could, and well, I just don’t like the way I look anymore. It is time for a healthier me!

There, I said it. Now, it’s time to do something about it. The problem is, what? I have joined gyms in the past, but it’s impossible to try to work going to a gym into my schedule. I’m sure that 90% of you out there know what I mean. And then that becomes the excuse. “I’m too busy to go to the gym.” As much as I would love to be able to buy the equipment that they have at the gym, I can’t. It’s too expensive, it takes up too much space, and I can only imagine the ways that my kids could get hurt on it. Instead, we’re going to ditch the gym and the fancy equipment, even the videos, and we’re going to get off our butts and our buts and do this from home, the old-fashioned way!

In an effort to stick to this, I’ve made myself some goals.

  1. Lose 20 pounds (I almost hit 150, and while that’s not obese, it’s scary to me)
  2. Get rid of my gut
  3. Tone my muscles
  4. Look great in a bikini by the end of March
  5. Don’t spend money on gimmick diets, videos, or equipment

My current weight is 146 pounds, I’m measuring in at 37” (bust), 31” (waist), 41” (hips), and I am 5’4”.

Time to start working out!
Time to start working out!

Now, I’m sure that this will be difficult in the beginning, but I am determined to do this and to share it with you, each step of the way. I will be posting progress pictures of myself (although I do not want to!), and I will be posting my workout goals for each week, along with a report of the previous weeks workouts.

My workout goal for today through next Thursday is:

Jan 2 – 50 squats, 15 situps, 5 crunches, 5 leg raises, and a 10 second plank

Jan 3 – 55 squats, 20 situps, 8 crunches, 8 leg raises, and a 12 second plank

Jan 4 – 60 squats, 25 situps, 10 crunches, 10 leg raises, and a 15 second plank

Jan 5 – Run/Jog/Walk 2 miles

Jan 6 – 70 squats, 30 situps, 12 crunches, 12 leg raises, and a 20 second plank

Jan 7 – 75 squats, 35 situps, 15 crunches, 15 leg raises, and a 25 second plank

Jan 8 – 80 squats, 40 situps, 20 crunches, 20 leg raises, and a 30 second plank

 

These are rather basic exercises that most of us here can do, and if you can’t, you can modify it to be able to. The great thing is, none of them require any equipment of any kind, it only requires you to be motivated. So let’s get off our butts (and buts) and LET’S DO THIS!

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