Sunday, October 28, 2012

So...Six Week Plan & A Ham

I was thinking the other day about my six week plan from two years ago.
Anyone else remember that?
It was my final stretch and final push toward my health and fitness goals.
It was pretty awesome if I say so myself.

Well, I am not quite on the home stretch this time, but I am not too far away.
Right now I am about 13 lbs away from my pre-preggo weight.
That may still seem like a long way to go, but considering that I gained 50 in this last pregnancy, I think I've done pretty well so far.

But I am feeling a bit anxious to kick into gear.
Now I'm done nursing I feel my body ready to shed those last pounds.

I've been thinking about starting another six week plan.
I feel like it's about that time again.
I always have more success when I have a specific goal that I'm working towards. 
I think if I put my mind to it I could probably lose the rest, or close to it, by the end of the year.
Even with the holidays.
I think I can do it.

So here's my plan:

1200 calories a day.
No soda.
No fast food.

Date night will be my "free" night.  My one evening a week to not worry so much about counting calories.  In the past I have always been more successful when I allow myself a little indulgence now and then.  Helps me from falling off the wagon and completely binging.  I'll just have to make sure I get good workouts in on Fridays to help offset the date night damage :)

Mon/Wed/Fri = cardio, most likely running
Tues/Thurs = strength training
Sat = long run

My goal is to lose 8 lbs in 6 weeks, 13 by the end of the year.
I would be lying if I said I was confidant.
This goal feels just barely out of reach.

It's not so much about the weight, but about the way I feel when I am that weight and that level of fitness. 
I love it.
I crave it.
And as hard as the process can be, it feels so good.

I'm ready to start the journey again.
I think.
I really want to be ready.

I'm still debating as to how much I will document it on my blog.
The accountability is great.
The encouraging words definitely help.
But I still haven't decided.
Does anyone really care what I eat and how I exercise?
I will have to keep thinking about this...

And onto other news...
Tonight I am making a ham for dinner.
When I told Husband I was making a ham he asked "is there a reason you're making a ham?  Or just 'cause?"

Just 'cause.
'Cause it's good.
And it's cold outside.
Meat and potatoes sounded good, so ham it is.
And lately I've been craving ham & bean soup - which will definitely be on the menu soon.

And if I'm starting my six week plan tomorrow, you better believe I'll be stuffing my face tonight.
'Cause that's how I roll. may also like::
::So...My Six Week Plan two years ago.
::So...Budgetting Calories works for me.
::So...Disclaimer i'm no expert.

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vsj said...

Your last comment about stuffing your face made me laugh. Exactly what I would have done :-)

Mercedes said...

Good luck with your plan! If you post your progress on the blog I"ll cheer you on!