Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Accountability.  Yep, it is all about accountability. After a month of horrendous, pig-like eating and absolutely no exercise, it has come to this.  After Christmas I was in the shower and thinking about it, how I felt my life was spinning out of control and how I had to get a grip on what was going on in my life.  I have come up with a plan.  And I am inviting all of you to come along with me.  I am going to use my blog to give myself accountability.

Here it is...this is what I look like today.  

Look at me, I am so sad!!

When I was taking these pictures Zach informed me that I was immodest. Yes, I know son, but I don't want to hide behind my clothes.

I just measured myself. Whoa, what an eye-opener! 

Waist - 35"
Chest -39"
Thigh - 25"
Arm - 12.75"

I don't know what I weigh, but I would guess around 163 or so.  I will update that information when I get it.

Clearly, you can all see that I have some work to do.  But never fear, I have a plan.  On March 12, I will be running the Six Tunnels Half Marathon in Boulder City.  I have exactly 10 weeks to train for this race.  My husband bought me a Garmin for Christmans and I have a new resolve.

I purchased a small planner that I will be using to write down everything that I eat. I am going to drink water and cut out all soda and juice. I am going to read more books and stay active around the house. I am going to keep myself busy with house projects and educating my children.  I am going to eliminate the eating-out syndrome and utilize my awesome cooking skills.

Yesterday I threw away all errant candy and Christmas treats. They are gone. But I did buy a large stash of sugar-free gum for those times when I just need something. Gum seems to work well for me.

Yep, I am living the cliche, but I am going to do it with flair.


Kasey said...

Go for it! Once you get on a schedule for fitness, you'll see the results you want in no time!

Hoku said...

Zach is hillarious! Oh my gosh girl, you are so BRAVE! (After the holidays I think that there are a lot of people in the same boat as you.) You really don't look as bad as it looks like you FEEL; just look at those sad puppy-dog eyes you've got. Wish you the best of luck!

Jen said...

How about we start back with the Olympic Challenge except New Years Triumph or something? Cause girl... I so got you beat on the fatty rolls category :-(

kuuipoaotearoa said...

good luck! you're inspiring me too! keep us updated and it will motivate me! My brother's wedding is March 5th, I want to follow your tips and get my butt into shape too. Also, what kind of Garmin? just curious...:)

Melanie said...

This is what I love about you Kelly.

Kelly said...

It is a Garmin 205. You can download workout info to a computer program, gives distances and maps. Really cool.

Hoku said...

BTW, can I add that you just had TWINS?!

EdgyK said...

Sounds like you have a great plan. I have switched to just water since I discovered I have IBS and I love it. Sometimes I crave those other things but then I remind myself of what a good thing I am doing for my body. Don't beat yourself up but props for being so motivated and giving your self such great goals.

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