Well, if you are fortunate enough to know Dan and I, you will know just how competitive we are with each other!!!! Ha! Ha! I think that is one of the things I love the most about him. In all honesty, we truly make such a GREAT TEAM! We are very supportive, and motivate each other. Every year we do the same old thing. Lose weight, and then comes the dreaded holidays where we PACK IT ON! Cookies, cakes, dinner parties, drinks, egg-nog lattes, and so on.....
We decided this January to do a Biggest Loser Challenge, and it has been SO FUN! Every Friday we weigh-in, and have been going by "percentage of weight lost".....sometimes I win that week, and sometimes he does. Whoever loses for the week has to pay $20.00 into the "pot". (Shhhhh......but I think Dan has paid-in way more than I have, hee! hee!) Whoever wins on May 1st gets to decide on how we are going to use that money on our secret family vacation!!!! YEAH! So it truly is a win-win for everybody.
I always forget how time consuming it is to find the time to exercise everyday. Sounds silly huh? It seems like between going to work at my "real job", painting, taking care of the kiddies, and cooking......there really isn't a lot of time in the day. I have been making sure to take an hour to work-out 6 days a week, and that folks, TAKES TIME!!!! 6 days a week you ask???? Oh ya baby, this girl is going to win!
My new secret weapon that I am going to use next is....... my new "Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred" DVD!!!! This is going to make me WIN THIS CHALLENGE FOR SURE! This is a 20 minute HELL work-out. Excuse my French, but this BABY IS HARD! I totally thought I was in shape....I have been running 4-5 miles a day, but this work-out is a KILLER. It basically is a circuit training quick video that combines weights, cardio and abs. I have done it twice now, and can barely type this blog post. I AM SO SORE!
I am down to my last 5 pounds, let's see if I can SHRED it OFF!!!!! All in all, this challenge has been so great for Dan and I. We are having fun, eating clean and healthy, and saving some cash!!!! Speaking of clean eating. I have banned myself from watching anymore food documentaries! It is disgusting what the government does to our food. I now run around preaching to everyone to eat organic, no processed, no GMO foods. I am starting to sound like my uncle Petey. Who is uncle Petey?? Well, he use to be my uncle, then people got divorced, and blah, blah, blah.....but still feels like my uncle.....and long story short, he is always posting horrible things on what we should and shouldn't eat on Facebook.
I really hope we make it to our goal weight. We are both stuck at a plateau right now, and it is frustrating. Working so hard all week, and the scale refused to move. I keep thinking in my head, WE CAN DO THIS! WE CAN DO THIS! I posted some pictures below of our challenge.....Dan doesn't know I posted his weight....but he never reads my blog posts, so shhhhhh.....don't tell! I don't care if the whole world knows how fat or skinny I am, I think people shouldn't care about telling their weight at all. Large or small, we are who we are, so who cares anyways!.....I also added a couple of sketches from my watercolor journal.
Wish us luck....two more months to go!