OK, here's the deal. I'm newly 40. I'm fairly attractive. But, I want to be a MILF (pardon my French). Some of my girlfriends and I started a 10 Week Challenge to get our bodies looking Sex-ay for Summer. Or at least be able to play at the beach with our kids without wearing a cover up. Today begins Week Two of our challenge.
My friend Kelly already looks like a smokin' hot mama, but she sees room for improvement. Whatever. She's a girl with some serious willpower. Kelly eats her low-cal, high fiber, low fat, sensible meals throughout the day. And she exercises. And she doesn't snack. Ever! Get this: Her husband brought home take out for dinner and Kelly went upstairs to watch TV so she wouldn't be tempted to eat it. I kinda hate her. Seriously, she works hard holding our group accountable.
My challenge is more about getting healthy than anything. My heart does stupid racing things and I have to take medicine for it. I have a five year old son who deserves parents who are fit and active and fun. I would like to live a good long time and see my baby's babies grow up. I need to take this seriously.
Here are my objectives:
1. Replace One Meal with a Salad Each day.
2. Run/Walk/Get My Blood Pumping/Exercise 3 Days a Week.
3. Do Floor Exercises/Strength Training 3 Days a Week.
4. No Eating After 7:00 PM.
5. Eliminate Sugar From Diet.
6. Get Good Sleep.
The Good Sleep thing is gonna be a toughie for me. I'm a working mom (unlike you moms who don't do a darned thing all day long) (of course you stay-at-home-moms do know I'm just kidding, right?) and after the family is in bed, I like to enjoy some special time. Alone.
But, I can do this. Oh, yes. I can. And you get to watch me.
If looking at Sassy's tonsils yesterday wasn't enough, I am posting my "before" photos for your viewing pleasure. (It's very important that you keep in mind I did not wear this outfit in order to make a fashion statement. It's to show off what I need to fix, if you get my drift.)
OK, deep breath. It aint pretty, my friends. Baby got back.
Yep. That's me. Don't I have a nice pedicure though?
And just for fun (and so you can know I am truly not hideous), here is a picture of me and a few of my sisters. From right to left it's Sister Big, me, Sister Sassy and Sister Redd. (Now aren't they just the prettiest things you ever did see?)
Now, promise me if you catch me snacking on a little somethin'-somethin' you'll smack it right out of my hand. OK? Thanks. See you at the weigh-in.
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