Wednesday, February 24, 2010

100th post and I just can't wait!

Well, my list isn't much shorter than it was this morning even though I busted my boo tay all day. I have a yummy carrot cake cooling off waiting to be frosted for hubby's birthday. His b-day is tomorrow, but since he has to work overnight I wanted to celebrate tonight after he gets home from baseball practice. We celebrated with his twin brother last week when we were down in Tampa, but he loves carrot cake and I wanted to celebrate at home too.

So, anywho...The whole reason for my second post of the day is because I have two super cool things to talk about and then I realized it is my 100th post. So I just couldn't wait!

Okay 1st things 1st. Yesterday I signed up for....drum roll please....this

I am so excited to have joined a team to do the 3 Day Walk for the Cure. 60 miles in 3 days of walking, and camping out with inspirational people, and raising money for a great cause. Another reason for me to keep my running/walking training going. I have until October to raise $2300 and train, train, train!

And this next challenge is exactly what I need to get my mojo back and keep me motivated for my walk.

I am super duper excited about this! Our elementary school where I used to teach and 2 of my boys go has an awesome nutrition committee. Last year they had fitness nights where they came out and taught Zumba, Yoga, Boot Camp, and other fitness activities to get the parents and children involved. Well this year they are taking it a huge step further and doing the Biggest Loser Challenge. Antoine Dove from last seasons BL is coming next Thursday to kick off the event. There are weekly weigh-ins and prizes to be won. The weigh-ins are based on parents percentage of weight loss and the students have to keep track of various activities each week. It's a challenge for the whole family to keep the kids active and to make the parents accountable. This isn't just about mommy and daddy telling you to eat healthy, but it's about the whole community coming together to fight childhood obesity and stay active. I think it is a great way to get families together to work for a common cause and spend more time together and plan healthy meals. For me this is the kick in the butt that I need. After all right now I'm the only one who sees the scale...and now I am going to have weigh in front of other people. If that doesn't motivate me I don't think anything will. I will weigh in every Thursday and be accountable for our meals and activities.
My plan is to make a menu every Sunday and post on here for the week. Also, I will post my workouts and the activities that the kids will be doing. I will post my weight and any other things I learn from the challenge.
If all goes well this will spread through our community and how great would it be to get this going at other schools and fight this fast moving disease among children!

I can't wait! Of course I've already told myself I can relax and take it easy for the next week until the first weigh in. I'm not being too strict on my eating and I'm taking my workouts this week in stride. I need this time to plan...plan meals, talk with the kids about what they would like to try, what activities they want to do, plan my workouts and look for new things to keep me motivated. I am trying to come up with some sort of notebook for meal ideas and fun workouts. And I think having the kids involved is going to be really exciting. Of course baseball season has just started and with 3 boys playing it's going to be crazy...but I'm hoping to get some easy fast and also healthy meals planned. This time of year for us always turns into lots of fast food and not many meals at the table together. But with this challenge going on it will get me planning better and not relying on drive-thru's.
So here we go! Lots of reasons I am going to change my life for the better. I'm well on may to being a happier and more healthy mom:)

And by the way, thank you for reading my venting this morning and for such positive words and letting me know we're all "real" people:)


  1. That sounds like an awesome opportunity for your whole community.

    Give us a link for your fundraising for the 3 day so we can donate!

  2. I love the Biggest Loser idea. We did something like that at our school a couple years ago with all the teachers and you could not believe all the teachers losing weight over here. Good luck and let us know where we can donate :-)

  3. Wow, this is so awesome! Good luck;)

    Oh, I almost forgot, thanks for the mean girl comment about your Zumba class. I've noticed quite a few girls like that in Zumba at my gym too. They need to take their Zumba pants and tassels and GO home!