I’ve decided it’s time to put up, or shut up. When I started this blog in 2008, I weighed 168 pounds and thought by showing what I ate and how I worked out, it would give me the accountability I needed to get my ass in shape.
Well, here we are, nearly 3 1/2 years later, and I weigh 164 pounds.
I’ve lost and gained the same 5 pounds for years but now I really want to get moving. It’s time to start walking the walk!
So what is Operation Bad Ass? Really, it’s a 30 day challenge for myself. I figure that I can follow any plan for 30 days!
Here are my “before” pics. I love that the strap is twisted on one side and I am wearing my glasses, and have no make up on. But really, why should I try to be something I am not. Like classy! And I am sure everyone wanted to see my stretch marks on my tummy.
I know there is an athlete’s body underneath there – I just have to kick ass and let her out!
So I made a motivation poster. Basically it looks like a second grader made it, but I am a sticker whore. I like to reward myself with stickers! My plan is to write in what I did each day in the calendar boxes.
My goals are to the side:
- 1500 – 1600 calories a day
- 25-30% of calories from fat
- Less than 125 carbs per day
- 90 minutes of exercise, includes 4 days of strength
- Wednesday is my rest day
- In bed between 10:30 and 10:45
- Limit wine to six glasses a week
- Eight servings of fruits and veggies a day
- One Cheat Meal per week
My plan is to just make each day the best that I can. I have no excuses. I don’t have little kids to take care of. I have time to hit up the gym before work. The only thing I’ll probably have to change is I normally do my blog posts in the morning before work, I’ll just have to write them the night before.
I am using Windows Live Writer and am loving it. I used it a long time ago on our old computer, but it made our computer really slow. I reinstalled it on the computer we got last summer (a used one I bought from a co-worker) and hopefully it will make my blog post time quicker.
So I promise to write about the awesome bread I made yesterday, but that will wait until tomorrow’s post. I plan on doing the recap of BSI – Pasta, and will announce next weeks ingredient which will be . . . flour!
Here is a sneak peak:
Anyone else want to be a bad ass with me? Just leave me your goal for April in the comments section so I can be your cheerleader!