After Mademoiselle Babs O’Leary challenged some of us to join her Smash course, I finally joined the local YMCA and put away the chocolate. Is that really all it took? I’ve always enjoyed working out…but I enjoy eating a little bit more.
For the month of July I’ve lost 4 pounds, which is a good start. The real test was when I tried on some jeans fresh outta the dryer! They went on a little more smoothly. I’ve been trying to go to the Y 4 times a week, but recently it’s been more like 3. I make sure to do 30-45 minutes of cardio (broken up into 15 minute sets) and upper or lower body workouts. I always do crunches at home daily and about 40 lunges. Some things are a priority. I know what I need to do. I had little motivation before. Now I’m totally Teams Babs and Team Steph (50 million pound challenge) and we’re all getting healthier for 2009.
Why ‘modified smash’? Well I still haven’t read the book that would tell me exactly what I should(n’t) be eating. I’ve just made a point to stay away from avocados, white potatoes and white rice/pasta. I’ve found some awesome new ways to get adequate protein and I’ve cut costs by not stopping by 6Bucks for those $5 lattes. It’s going really well. I’m proud of myself!
Anyone else on an OSAG, Smash or 50 million pound challenge? How’s it going?
PS – 16 days left in Atlanta.