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Weclome to “The Challenge”No More Excuses

December 27, 2011

Hello blogville!

I am very excited to start blogging on a daily or rather regular basis. I can’t guarantee it will be everyday, but Iprobably will, and sometimes maybe even twice. Especially if  something amazing happens. Now on with the show.

My name is Elle, I recently moved to Oregon from Seattle over the summer with my husband (we have just celebrated our 1 year anniversary-11/7) and I have recently  aged one year older(12/23)-wow that sentence makes me feel like a fine wine or some sort of  cheese. I am 29 years old actually and decided to start my first “real” blog.

My motivation to start this blog isto inspire women and men. I am open to talking about anything, but, for starters, it’s all about The Challenge.

Here’s the thing. In late 2008 I decided I wanted to lose my weight. I am not going to bore you with the same old story of how my whole life was blah blah blah, I just want to get to the point. Anyway, I started out slow making small changes and then-I made huge changes and worked out and started losing weight suprisingly fast. But then in the middle of 2009-it came to a crashing hault.

I had a foot injury and was in a horrible boot for about 6 weeks. This injury obviously stopped me from my normal gym routine, however my healthy eating habits stopped as well-there was a lot going on. Sadly, I did use excuses and those excuses had others. after everything I had accomplished, I gained all of the 120lbs I had lost, back.

So here I stand now, ready to make my life commitment to healthly living. It is not about being on a crash diet, but a serious lifestyle change. Let’s start with the basics.

Did you know the word diet is not a negative wor? Let’s ponder the very first definition of diet. It states in Websters Dictionary  that a diet is; The food and beverage a person or animal consumes.

Now, you have heard the phrase, “a well-balanced diet” before right? That is all a diet is!

So, the next question is, are you eating a well balanced diet, or are you eating a non balanced diet?

I am not a fitness guru, nor do I have a degree in nutrition, but I know healthy from unhealthy and thats the place to start.

So that is the beginnin of my challenge to you. Start simple start small making a change one day at a time.

Todays challenge: Make a plan.

Being healthy is all about planning. You have to plan to make the right choices to succeed in losing weight or just eating better. Whatever your goals are, start small so you don’t get overwhelmed. Or, if you are like me, I already know you will have a plan in your head, and start today. I have already made the healthy choices and had a slight pitfall with my bdayand christmas, ya another excuse. But I was off track for 3 days.

Starting today, there are no more excuses. Which brings us to yes, the new season of Biggest Loser starting January with the theme: No More Excuses-which I am hoping knocks some sense into some about temptations lol. My husband and I have just recently started watching this show -we started with season 11 and just finished season 12. I am amp’d up for season 13. Why you ask?

Because my goal is lose a lot of weight by the season finale of season 13. Starting now! In the following 6 months January to March I plan on shedding 150lbs.

Pick up your jaw….

Now, I know some of you may be concerned. But remember I lost 120lbs in less time. And this gives me 75lbs to lose every three months. Have you ever seen Extreme Makeover-Weightloss Edition with Chris Powell? Well most of them are living their day to day lives working, taking care of their families and dropping 100lbs in 3 months!

So, I am up for the challenge.  I will be working out on my lunches, breaks and after work. I am very lucky because I have a great M-F schedule where I am off work early enough (3pm) to head to the gym and be home in time to cook for my husband and myself.

This is going to be a long journey for me in the period of 6 months. I challenge you all to have a 6 month goal, maybe even a 1 month goal to start out with.  I have a lot of weight to lose and that is why I am confident so much can be done in such a short time. So, here goes it.

Much Love, Peace & Dedication,


One Comment
  1. Hey friend. great blog! cant wait for more and you Yes You can do this!!!! love ya girl

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