One of my friends that I grew up with in NJ, has a borderline obsession/love with Bret Michaels and has been to many concerts of his, meet and greets, etc. She is now in a contest, ending May 16, to have dinner with him. They are currently on round 2 and this girl……..she’s in the top 6! Her posts on FB are hilarious and her gifs are getting more creative every day, so I am passing on the ability for YOU to help this sister out and vote. They’ve changed it up for this round and NO ONE KNOWS who is in what place. It’s crazy. You can vote 6 times a day….just open up 6 tabs, hit mute on your speaker and go. The tab is here:
Saturday morning, bright and early!! Enjoying a few quiet minutes until I wake up the big boy–he’s getting some volunteer hours in at the Church Thrift Shop before a day filled with skateboarding with his buddies. Hubs is off to his Saturday morning meeting and Adoration and all the kiddos are still snug like a bug in their beds. I will be off to my last workout class for the contest. This morning it’s at the beach!!! Don’t hate!
A little update on the contest and such. First of all, the 6 week contest was actually a 4 1/2 week contest when it comes right down to it….buuuuuuuuut……at last count I was down 6 pounds. I didn’t weigh in last weekend and I’ll hold off today since we have our official last weigh-in on Tuesday. HOWEVER…..on a measurement scale, I am definitely down. Clothes are feeling better and I’m creeping seriously close to the next size down…from a 10/12 to a 10. Not to mention, I’m seeing a little more muscle definition and having more energy. Win-win!
The 3 key things that have brought me the biggest results have also been my biggest struggles this past week:
- Planning and prepping meals. I work full-time out of the home pre-cooking on the weekend is huge. I enjoy cooking, however, sometimes I really don’t want to be in the kitchen for a couple of hours on my precious free time on the weekend. The truth is, without that prep and planning, it’s challenging to stay on task and not get tempted throughout the week.
- Writing down what I’m eating. I’ve been using the app “My Fitness Pal” and it works great. Only downside? We have a pretty strict no cell phone use at work which they’ve suddenly decided to enforce and so logging has become more of a challenge. I guess I need to just jot it down throughout the day and log in later.
- Planning exercise. It’s May. I may have mentioned that the other day…..crazy, crazy, craziest month of the year. All the more important to plan it and DO IT. For me, that will mean getting my rump out of bed in the a.m. because aside from these classes at night, it just doesn’t happen once I get home from work.
And so, with the contest almost over and a good jumpstart for me….I’m ready to keep on keepin’ on because it is bathing suit season, people and there is no hiding from it.
I’m happy with what I’ve accomplished this past month and look forward to seeing my overall results. Our contest’s presentation to the winner is the next weekend so I’ll keep you posted on the final results for everyone!
Have a great weekend!!