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Monday, October 20, 2008

Freshman Fifteen to Lose

Mark October 20th on your calendars as the perfect day to begin losing the 'Freshman Fifteen' I have gained since my daughter went off to college this year (she's the Freshman). Casey over at Half as Good as You is hosting a 'Club Half as Small as You' party of sorts.

Today's the last day to join, so why don't you join me in this attempt to get back into our clothes!

She has asked us to write and publish a blog post on our blog sites (if you don't have one, you can just email me and I'll add to my post), detailing the following information, so hear goes:

1. What motivates me and why do I want to do this challenge?

I really want to be able to fit into the clothes in my closet. Also, I want the college boys to be able to say, "that Beth, she's really a MILF", without breaking into hysterical laughter mid-sentence!

2. What is my long term goal?

I would like to be able to run for long distances. I want my high school legs back!

3. What is my long term weight loss goal?

To lose 10-15 pounds. Also, I want to eat healthy foods and burn enough calories to enjoy my wine and desserts every once and awhile (okay, nightly).

4. What tools are available to me?

I belong to an awesome gym and take Pilates at a fantastic studio.

5. How often can I exercise?

I CAN exercise 3 hours a day, 7 days a week. All my good excuses have flown the nest.

6. What do I plan on doing?

To exercise 5 times a week, mixing it up so I don't get too bored.

7. What has worked for me in the past?

I respond well when I am losing weight, it's the first week or two that I have a hard time remembering why I am doing all this exercise.

That's it. The Freshman Fifteen is going away!

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Blogger dhash said...

That is a great plan. I document my goals but I do not post them on the web. Man the accountablilty is great. Millions of people know your goal now and will be asking all the time. Just kidding. Hope I did not scare you. Have a great 3 hour workout today!!!

October 20, 2008 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger beth said...

Dhash: I think I need that accountability to actually make it happen!

October 20, 2008 at 2:19 PM  
Anonymous Casey said...

Hey, welcome to the club! Wow, you have THREE hours a day to exercise? I have a hard time finding three minutes.... now that we know you're able to, you're not getting any more breaks! We'll get you into MILF shape in no time! BTW, today isn't the last day to join, anyone can link up in the future (they just start with the first post and go from there).

October 20, 2008 at 2:59 PM  
Anonymous mrsbear said...

lol. Being a MILF is a fabulous aspiration, I'm sorry I didn't think of that. Good luck!

October 20, 2008 at 8:11 PM  
Blogger Seriously Mama said...

Jus popping in to meet the team. Three hours a day for exercise? I bow to your greatness...

October 20, 2008 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger CelloBella said...

The thing that works for me is tracking what I eat...
Go team!

October 21, 2008 at 7:37 AM  
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October 21, 2008 at 10:05 AM  

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