Thursday, October 7, 2010

Everyone Needs a Goal

I am addicted to the show Thintervention on Bravo. I wasn't a huge fan of Jackie Warner before, not sure that I am now either, but this show has me hooked. She is taking a group of overweight people and teaching them to eat clean and get in shape and lose weight. I look at her body on the show and I am in utter awe. I would love a body like that, but not at the cost of making working out and eating clean my life. But I am willing to put the work in to get my arms, legs and tummy toned up. The show has taught me some things like sugar is a lot worse than I thought for the body. Sugar is linked to more than just weight gain, like cancer, forgetfulness and much much more.  She has me convinced that even though I am not overweight and eat a mostly healthy diet, I still have changes to make. I went and grabbed her book: This is Why Your Fat. I hate the title of the book, I made Juan ask for it at the book store. Imagine me asking a slightly overweight woman at the bookstore to grab this for me. She probably would have punched me! So instead I sent Juan to do my dirty work! I don't feel like I need to follow this book like a bible. I think I am going to keep following my 80/20 rule. When I lost over 30lbs several years ago I adopted the 80/20 rule after reading Body for Life which tells you to eat clean 6 days a week and then eat whatever you want on day 7. Jackie Warner's book says eat clean 5 days a week and then have 2 cheat meals a week. In the end I think my 80/20 rule is about the same. I eat good 80% of the time and I eat what I want 20% of the time. But no matter what I don't exceed my calories for the day. I have stuck with this for years and it has served me well, but I think it is time to clean up just a little. I am drastically reducing my sugar and caffeine intake now. (This is probably the source of yesterday's migraine.)

The other thing I read in Jackie Warner's book was set a goal, like running in a 5k or something similar. Well I think I found something WAY better than that for my goal. The WARRIOR DASH! What is the Warrior Dash you ask? It is a race that is put on across the U.S. each year. The race is approximately 3 miles through exciting, rough terrain. Part of Florida's warrior dash will be running through murky water, 100's of tires, a cargo net climb, climbing over several bales of hay, through a simulated hurricane, and crawling through a mud bog under barb wire before finishing the race! It is going to be exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time! The race here in FL is on Jan 29th. So I have just over 3 months to prepare! I am determined to do this! Now I have a goal! Check it out at Anyone care to join me and mu friends for the dash? Is there one near you that you will sign up for? Come on girls let's get dirty! HA! 

So even though I had a migraine last night, I did my fast paced brisk walk. I passed on the yoga, but hey I walked with a migraine. I need to pick that brisk walk up to a run and I need to move it along. I am not tracking how far my walks are, so I need to do this too. It is time to step my game up so I can be a warrior! By request, I will do some future posts on how the working out is going. I would love to hear what you girls are doing too! So let me know - we can keep each other motivated! Sorry no nails, since I had the migraine yesterday, I may have done the walk, but I didn't redo my nails! Maybe tonight.

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited for this weekend, too! We are gonna have somebody stay here with the kiddos and thinking we'll go to your house 6ish , to leave for the pub- is that okay?

    The hotel is either sold out or blocked dates for the dash.. there is a campground on site though..