Friday, October 21

October 21, 2011 - Biggest Loser Inspired Experiment

Hello All!

On Monday I plan to attend 4 Indy Boot Camps classes and accomplish 2 additional hours of exercise in one day. This goal is inspired by watching "The Biggest Loser." It appears on that show that the contestants exercise for 6 hours a day. Why not try it to see if I can do it, too!  Sheesh...can't be much harder than doing a half marathon. Right?  RIGHT?!?!?!

I haven't been inspired to write for the blog as much lately so maybe this experiment will also put some ideas for hysterical posts in my head.  Here are the specifics of the goal:
  • Attend the 6:00AM, 9:15AM, 5:00PM, and 6:15PM classes
  • Burn at least 650 calories per class
  • In the afternoon, walk for 60 minutes, swim for 60 minutes, and hop in the jacuzzi at the gym to loosen the muscles
  • Smile instead of cry when I want to quit
Worst case scenario?  I cause bodily harm to Tabata Tod if I even here ONCE in a disapproving tone; "Come on, Kristi!"  Maybe I should wear my "bite me" socks to set the tone for the day.

On Tuesday I will provide an update of how I did!

Take Care,

P.S. No one tell PT Bruiser. She doesn't always approve of my experiments.

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Tuesday, October 4

October 4, 2011 - Annie Oakley - As Inspiration


I have been really down on myself lately. I am struggling with that balance between exercising and eating right. I have a hard time balancing both. Obviously, since I gained 10 pounds this past year. However, I am exercising! Exercising hard at that!!!

So...I tried many things this year. All were traps into the "get this weight off as quickly as possible." All were failed experiments, of course. None of the get weight off quick schemes work long term. We all think that it will for us. We think to ourselves that we will take the weight off and our lives will change forever. That is a bunch of BS!! I KNEW this, but I tried anyway. *smack on head*

Over the weekend I had an inspirational moment. Growing up I thought I was Annie Oakley. I had all the paraphernalia that makes a good markswoman. I WAS Annie Oakley. My sister and I traveled around Darke County Ohio and visited the historical sites of Annie Oakley on Saturday. During that time I came across a famous quote by my childhood hero herself.

“Aim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you’ll hit the bull’s-eye of success.”

So maybe I am not perfect, but there is one thing that I am doing. I keep at it. I keep trying.What Annie said is true. Eventually, I will be successful.

For me to be successful it is back to the beginning. Back to what worked. Quit trying to change up the system. Eat right (use dietary exchanges). Exercise (boot camp and walking/swimming). Practice truly does make perfect.

Thanks Annie for being my adulthood hero, too.

Til Next Time,
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