I have a pretty loft goal I am working on here. I have broken it down into some manageable ones, but even those are going to require, and are requiring some serious effort. My first small goal was to lose 30lbs in 12 weeks, I did it in 10. My next small goal is to lose 50lbs overall by New Years. I am on track right now. Back in September I allowed myself a weekend “off” and I seriously spent 2 weeks miserable that I did. Nothing I had enjoyed that weekend was worth the 2 weeks it took me to get out of the funk and lose again (well maybe Bev’s Cupcakes.) From that point on it became more of a commitment. I honestly don’t feel like I am deprived of anything. I eat Tijuana Flats like twice a week. THANK YOU FOR OUR SALAD TF!!! I even had a big ole juicy bacon burger a few weeks ago. However if I am going to hit my 2nd small goal I realize that the holidays CANNOT derail what I have going. SO I began looking for a plan.
In comes a blog called Run, Eat, Repeat. I am pretty obsessed with blogs and specifically this one. RER is written by Monica a self proclaimed “Red headed Mexican girl from Southern CA willing to embarrass herself on the internet daily right here for your viewing pleasure.” It follows her running, (she’s getting ready for her 7th Marathon), and eating habbits. She is hosting a challenge called “Pile on the Miles.” Essentially you set a goal to run (or for me walk) more than usual, thus piling on the miles, not the pounds in November. All you have to do it go to Run, Eat, Repeat and sign up on a simple form for whatever goal you’d like to keep. Then post a couple times about your progress. Easy Peasy! I signed up for 50 miles in November. I walked 10 miles last week so I figured 50 was doable, but a little out there. I guess we’ll see. If you want to join in, let me know. Or just sign up.