I know it's cliche and cheesy to resolve to make a New Year's Resolution about weight loss, but you guys. I had a baby five-ish months ago and am in the midst of planning a trip to the beach with my gorgeous friend who works out every day and that trip is in MARCH, so I really have no choice in the matter this year.
It's not really a resolution, exactly, more like a panic attack brought on by more than a year of varying degrees of inability to exercise combined with a crapton of stress eating.
So, I'd like to introduce you to "Project MAN, I'd Like to be Fit!!!" (Project MILF).
Right now my weight is N+22 where N is a number between 0 and 500 that represents the weight I was when I defended my dissertation and was surviving only on coffee and prayer. I was kind of a disaster that semester, but I looked GOOD.
Everything I've read and also common sense says the best way to lose weight is to start slowly with small changes to your lifestyle that you can sustain over the long haul. The two changes I will be focusing on first are working out most days of the week and not eating six desserts a day. I call the second one "You are thirty-three years old."
I have schlepped the kids (all four because this is Christmas "break") to the Y multiple times in the last two weeks and have been running on the treadmill and doing crunches and planks. I don't think I need to tell you that I feel like a moron doing these things and the only reason I keep going back is because I want to wear a swimsuit at the beach that could not double as academic regalia in a pinch.
So who's with me? All you have to do is write a similarly self-deprecating post on your blog, briefly mention your goals, whatever they may be, give yourself one or two small goals a week, and link back here.
Here's a random picture of me from today. We took a really lovely family bike ride around the lake. See? Good choices? (The only reason we didn't get ice cream after was because I couldn't find a parking spot.)