goodbye my love...
So...heres the deal. I don't usually post on Saturday afternoon but I am hoping that noone will read this yet it will have the same effect on me. And by the time anyone reads this...it will be monday or whenever and I will be at least an hour or 2 into my accomplishment. Ha.
So...you see that lovely starbucks green tea frappy up there in the photo. That is the love of my life. I love them. I have one a day...everyday. At 490 calories a pop...this clearly is not a good habit to have. I don't actually have many habits, truly I am a very boring person. I don't drink wine (yikes...I know...trust me, my husband is not happy about that) I don't drink anything really except my starbucks. I used to be worse though. I used to drink the vanilla bottled starbucks as well...everyday, along with my green tea. Sometimes I would drink 2 vanilla bottled ones...and a green tea, you see where I am going with this don't you? Now, I am not a big eater usually...however I have a sweeeeeet tooth. Cupcakes. Yum. No don't worry...I don't eat those everyday...but if I lived anywhere near the Sprinkles Cupcakes in scottsdale...I probably would. Again...vanilla. ALRIGHT...I am getting to my point. My point is that every single year I swear that I will get into shape (I know...who doesn't?) But you know what...we are not getting any younger. And with my recent health issues (aka...my cronic hives) I have spent the better part of the last month on prednisone. Nice. Now I am sure you have heard horrible things about prednisone and you know what...they are all true. At this point...the only good thing from the steroids is the fact that I am not covered in hives...and well that is a good thing...but...or should I say BUTT...pun intended, holy schmoly does that stuff make you eat thus the BUTT.
Ok...the point I am making is that starting monday...yup...this monday, I will be ditching my beloved starbucks (its ok...I have done it before, I just can't go back this time) and I am going to make a very VERY strong effort to regain my health and my body...urgh...did you hear my juicy pants groan? I swear I heard my entire closet applause. Anyways...this will not be easy...BUT...what is going to keep me in the game is that I will be posting about it...DAILY. Ha. Nothing like a good ol guilt trip to keep you right on track. Basically I will be high protein-ing it and...ready for it...exercise. Exercise is not a new thing to me...but in the past 365 days...it is a rather (very) distant thing. I need to do this. I feel like crap. I am full of antihistamines and will be until these stupid hives go the way they came. Plus I am just sick of this.
Now here is where YOU come in. If you care to join me...bravo. If you just want to watch me make a fool of myself...come and watch daily. BUT...I do hope someone out there in the blogosphere wants to join me. I plan on forcing myself (yup forcing) myself to do some form of exercise daily. It may be walking my garbage to the curb but damnit...I am going to do it and I WILL blog about it. So...heres the thing. I have a deadline. Not the official deadline...but I am picking my daughters birthday only because it is a date I can remember and by then...I need to see some sort of something. It is 9 1/2 weeks away...HELLO...that isn't even pushing it Biggest Loser style...that is just cruising...but totally doable...if I get off my BUTT.
My goals are simple really. I want to look good in the summer. HA. See how simple and yet totally honest I am. Yes yes...health...smealth...I figure that just comes with the effort...but the true goal, lets all be honest, is to feel good about ourselves. So, I am going to give you my daily info...YIKES...starting monday...that means height, weight...and exercise for the day...it will be brief and TOTALLY painful, but that is the only way I think I can conquer this...so I will invite you to join me and you can post in the comments section your info if you so choose. Don't make me do this alone! Hey...we all have kids...and lives...and a zillion responsibilities but I think everything will just be a little easier if we do this one thing for ourselves.
I could be wrong though...:)
ps...and my green tea frappy...ya...I just realized it is more than 490 calories...I have it with a shot or 2 of raspberry syrup as well....!!!!!!!! Ahhhh. I have alot of work ahead of me.