Sunday, December 26, 2010
Getting Sexified: A 12 Week Challenge
With it being the end of December, there are only so many weeks left of being in my twenties and I am beginning to freak out. Not really as I don’t really think age is a big deal, but a small piece of me feels like I need to go out with a BANG.
So what better to do than devise a structured plan to knock off a few pounds that may have crept up during the holidays with all of those crazy cookies and get better feeling skin in the process. Urgh, I really should have been more generous in donating them!
This isn’t the biggest loser where it’s a do or die challenge. It’s a “Make it Work” challenge to cleansing the body, my soul and not turning to the bottle at the thought of turning the big 3-0. Sweet jesus.
Slim in Six, this is not the Olympics. Slim in 12….now we’re on to something.
Yesterday in between the phone calls (holiday cheer, new baby and engagement notices!!!) I put together a plan that I think is going to work out pretty good in toning up.
My Mission Statement:
I Morgan X, commit to starting this twelve week program on Monday, December 27, 2010 completing the twelve week segment on Monday, March 21, 2011. I believe that I can accept and complete my challenge to the best of my ability.
I commit to keeping my daily journals documenting the process of exercise and diet.
I will practice power mind principles to help me stay the course.
I will expect and adapt to adversity and embrace tough times as learning opportunities.
I will strive to take action and not to ruminate, BITCH, moan or whine.
I commit to pursuing progress, not perfection in my eating and training.
I will find joy to neutralize my stress and take mini breaks and strive to be a master regrouper.
I will be self-assertive and fight for the right to take care of myself.
I will acknowledge and reward myself for the achievements along the way.
By completing the challenge, I signify honor and respect for myself and affirm that I deserve health, happiness and joy.
With this challenge, it’s all about getting back to feeling great. Inside and out. Not that I’m overly outdone by any means, but it would be nice not having to worry about my lovely lady jigs (I feel like such a man in naming my love handles, er curves) in serious check for the upcoming warm weather. The wing action, not the case for this girl but whatever it is for anyone else, this is what it’s all about.
The plan is as follows:
Gym 4 x per week-cardio for 1hr, Strength training M, W, F
Saturdays: On reserve for outdoor hike or walk (snow or no snow, it’s about getting outdoors)
Bootcamp/Circuit training. Gym 4x per week, strength training T, Th. Sat., Core training.
Sunday: Off Day
Gym 4 x per week 1.5 hrs, strength training M, Th
Yoga/Pilates 3 x per week
It's been a tricky year and like a milk advert. It'll do your body good.For the next twelve weeks, I’m turning to fitness and good health for solace. Of course it will be longer than that but for the logging purposes, that’s what I’m giving up!
The overall goal is to reclaim the body sleeping underneath this sweater! To knock off the “whatever” poundage that may have packed on during this and that time.
Toning is good. Toning is sexy. Toning is….hard work.
The challenge is set, the gym is on and the measurements are taken. It’s about determination and positivity in the process to great health.
It’s time to kick ass and take names…in stilletos!