the black family

Friday, April 11, 2008

A Goal!

Ok, so, I have a new goal. And I figure the only way I'll actually carry through with this one is to put it on here for the world to see (ok, maybe not the world, but at least a few people who know me pretty well and have my phone number and email to call or write me if I fail). My goal is to work out for the next two weeks, every day. You see, I usually will make some goal to work out and then tell myself if I just do it 4-5 times a week, I'll be good. That means that I have 2-3 days off. And that means I take too many days off, finally winding up in the cessation of my work out attempt. So, no more days off for me. What has motivated me this time is a new prenatal workout DVD that I got. I did it yesterday and it was actually FUN. Yes, I know, work out, fun? The first 20 min segment is a salsa dancing routine and to me that's fun. So I figure I should get my money's worth and at least do it for two weeks. My goal is to gain as little weight as possible for this pregnancy, versus 45 pounds like with Katey. Jason's in the process of losing some weight and getting healthier so I don't want to be a big blimp when this baby's born and him be all skinny!

So please, any of you who read this, if you notice me slacking off (I'm going to be posting in the right column my progress) PLEASE yell at me, send me a note, encourage me, whatever you think might help! I'm hoping to not need it but hey, I know my aversion to working out! Thank you in advance for your thoughts and prayers! And if any of you want to join me in my goal, just let me know and we'll keep each other accountable!


Emily Ban said...

Congrats on your pregnancy! How exciting! And your fitness goal is encouraging to me. I gained 65 lbs during my pregnancy (that's right -- enough for two pregnancies!!)and I've been struggling to lose it since his birth and it has been 9 months!So, I'm very tempted to announce my own fitness goals in my blog.I want to lose 30 lbs by the time of my son's birthday which is in July (I think that's reasonable).Kudos to you for making the effort to make healthy choices for you and your baby. It would be easy to just throw in the towel and say "Oh well, go get me some ice cream, honey" (which is why I gained 65 lbs., well that, and doughnuts).Keep up the hard work!