Monday, October 3, 2011

Day One: Bootcamp and the Dreaded Diet...

I've always wanted to join a boot camp class, but the price just wasn't for me.  Until the other day, there was a Groupon for one month unlimited bootcamp classes for only $29.  So, with our upcoming girls trip, I thought this would be the perfect time to check it out.  Also, our wedding is in 10 months, so if I like it, I will sign up again in the Spring, and attend classes for about 3 months.

Today, Oct. 3rd, marks the official first day of Bootcamp and diet.  I am usually horrible at diets, so Kyle said he would go on the diet with me.  I think this will be a struggle for both of us. 

Why am I attending a bootcamp: Tone and I would like to lose 5-6 pounds.  Major focus areas abs and arms.

Day One Stats:
Weight: 131.5
Pant size: 2/4 (mostly 4's)

I will be keep a daily food journal with the "Lose it" app on my iPhone.  I really like tracking my progress. 

I know there are going to be lots of temptations: Company Picnic, trip to Chatanooga, Pumkin Ale and lattes, weiner roasts, Abigail's Wedding, etc...  I will need a lot of self control.  I love to eat and try new things.  So, this will be quite a struggle for me.

So here we go, Day One.  Today is a no-carb day.  Lots of water and eating every 2-3 hours is key.  I'll check back in later to let you know how my first class went!  The classes are held outside, and today is a gorgeous 70 degree fall day!  Looking forward to it!

Wish me luck...

First 5K!

Over the weekend, I decided to run my first 5K ever!  Now, if you know me, you know that I am not a long distance runner at all.  Even in high school track, I would make up excuses to get out of running the long distances. This 5K was called "Wine at the Line" located at Mallow Run Winery.  Perfect location for my first 5K.  After the race, each runner received a free souvenir glass and a generous wine pour.  My first 5K time was 32.53min.  I was pretty proud considering I didn't do much exercising in the month of September.  But it's time for that to change.  Time to get back into shape and start eating healthy!