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My friends think I’m joking when I tell them, “the only time you’ll see me running are (a) because someone intending to harm me is chasing me; (b) money is falling from the sky, and I’m not in the right spot, (c) my children are in danger and need me.
As with all rules, there are some exceptions I’m sure, like maybe my bare feet are on fire because the beach is too hot, or I’m about to miss my connecting flight and spend all night in a crowded airport. With the proper motivation, a lip lock session with Channing Tatum, I might shift out of first gear, and run.
This month is my second month of the Shaklee 180 blogger program, and I’m focused on staying motivated. When I applied to the program, other than chronic frustration with my clothes not fitting, my primary motivation was my high school reunion this August. Since, I’ve lived out of state for the last 10+ years, I haven’t really seen any of my classmates since I packed on the pounds. There’s no way, no how, I’m going if I’m over 135 pounds!
Source: Jm Fought
I hopped on the scale this morning, and well I seem to be stuck at 140 pounds! My first thought, I’ve given up soda, switched from sweet tea to un-sweet (which is probably some type of crime for a southerner), and stayed on the Shaklee plan. But then, I started thinking that instead of looking at as I’ve only lost 8 pounds* (people following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week). I should get excited that there are only 20 pounds until my goal! Okay, so maybe that’s going to take more of an effort, so instead I’m going to focus on getting below 140, which when it happens, will be the first time in two and a half years!
Source: Pop Sugar Fitness
When I look at my activity level on my FitBit, I know that part of the problem is I walk less than 10,000 steps a day. Actually, a lot of days I take less than 5,000 steps, and that’s not helping burn calories. So moving forward, I’m going to focus on hitting a minimum 5,000 per day.
Yes, I might be the crazy lady doing laps in the cul-de-sac at 11 PM at night, or driving to random office buildings to walk up the stairs. Let’s hope no one reports me as being “suspicious,” I can see the possible conversation with the police officer now:
“Ma’am what are you doing out here?”
Me: Hi, officer, I’m just murdering my fat, and racking up steps on my FitBit.
Officer: It’s 11 at night, and you’re murdering what? And you do know you’re in your pajamas, right? In public?
Please cheer me on and stay tuned for my next video and measurement updates!