Sunday, November 13, 2011

My 85 day challenge

I have an old CG friend from my BYU days that has become a health and fitness guru. This girl has amazing will power and because of that is incredibly fit! I have followed her journey to becoming fit for the past year and a half and at first I thought "Wow! she is crazy" but then I gained a lot of respect for her. I always thought to myself... I wish I could be that strong and finally get some of these flabby parts toned!
Well a few weeks ago she issued a challenge to whoever wanted to take her up on it. The challenge was to cut out all junk food/candy from then (it was a week before Halloween) until Thanksgiving. I thought long and hard about it and decided... let's do it!
So I made a commitment to not eat any junk food, sweets, soda and chips... but I didn't stop there. I decided to extend the challenge through the Holidays and do it for 85 days, with only two free days... Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know, I know... I'm truly nuts. But I am also determined. Determined to get this body fit and healthy again.
So far we are on day 20 and I'm happy to report that I am still going strong. The first few days it was pretty tough, but as it has gone on it's getting easier to 'just say no'. Tonight our family went to a 'pie party' at our neighbors, I even made a pie... a Sweet Potato pie, with a meringue topping. (it looked delicious), but I just sat and visited with everyone while they ate. I will admit... some of those pies looked so stinkin good, I really wanted to take a little nibble. But I resisted. Only a week and a half until my free day. I can do this.
I've also stepped it up at the gym, trying to spend 2-2 1/2 hours there each day. Hopefully all this hard work and going without will pay off.
When I get the munchies I grab a handful of nuts or some jerky. I also REALLY some Greek yogurt, sprinkled with granola and drizzled with some blue agave-THAT is such a treat, like a bowl full of ice cream!
Hoping I can hang on and accomplish this goal!