Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Biggest Loser Challenge

Taking a break from normal family coverage to give you this challenge! I have been very frustrated with my eating and exercise habits lately. I am a person who requires exercise and strict eating just to maintain weight, let alone lose weight. When I don't pay attention, my weight will steadily climb. I have not been able to get back in gear since around April. Jeff and I were doing P90X and started seeing some results, but my cardio suffered. So, I am back to running and trying to focus on healthy eating. I usually need a race to train for to keep me motivated. It has been hard for me to pick a race because...

we are trying to have a baby! Some of you already know that, but for those of you that don't I guess I am putting it out there. Quick recap of my "infertility"-
Dallin- tried for a year on our own and then it took 2 months of clomid.
Emily- went straight to clomid and after 6 months of no luck, switched to injectible drugs and it took 3 months after that.
Bryce- Came without any medical intervention!! :-)

So, we have been "trying" since last November. Mentally, I can't pick a race to train for because I am not able to run through pregnancy (if I were to get pregnant.) So, I have just been watching my weight steadily climb. I have still been running, but I just feel heavy when I run. I am about 15 lbs over my comfortable weight. (not my skinniest weight!) So, I need a new goal.

Here it is!! The Biggest Loser season just started! I am going to focus on eating healthy and exercising right along with them! :-) So, on December 13th (the season finale) I will either be announcing my pregnancy or my healthy weight loss success!!! (So, no asking before then. I promise I am not pregnant right now. I actually took a pregnancy test this morning. :-(

Who is with me?!!!

My goals:

1. Run at least 3 days a week for enjoyment.
2. Basic weight lifting 3 days a week. (at least my 4 faves- pushup, plank, squats, lunges)
3. Cut out sugar.
4. Lots of Veggies!!

I will report on a different blog. Let me know if anyone is interested in doing this with me!!


skbkmjfamily said...

Awesome Kelly, I am so excited for you guys.

I know what you mean. I am in the middle of doing Chalean extreme which I love love love. I am also seeing some results but my eating needs some help. I have been doing the running as well, but need to amp it up. Getting closer to 35 I feel a difference in my weight.

So count me in. I need to focus on water, portions and snacks

amydear said...

Yeah! I am excited for you on both fronts. I am with you -- my goal is to get under 130. I am reducing sugar, exercising in lots of different ways 5-6 days a week, and counting calories. I'm also trying to figure out why I am so darn tired. I know it's not pregnancy!

Ranell said...

I'm in, of course! Let's talk details. I just had a baby today (as you well know) so I'll give myself a few weeks to recover. But then I'm in! I actually can't wait to be able to run again, it's been a long time!

Drey said...

Can I do it from many miles away from you? If so, count me in- good motivation to stay healthy through holidays!

Emily said...

So excited for you! I'm doing number 1 already, but could really work on the rest (especially the reducing sugar thing) so I'm in. Hopefully we'll hear about a new little M* come December.
Where are you living?

Kelly(M&M) said...

Katie- I think age is affecting me as well! Just trying to be consistent. What is Chalean extreme? I guesss I can google it!
Amy- I am just hoping to get back in the 130's someday!! Good job reducing sugar!
Ranell- You look amazing and I am so glad you feel good already! Matthew is a doll. Enjoy your cuddle time with him and worry about your weight after Italy!
Drey- Hey you! I am so glad you still check out this blog. How is your running? Of course you can join us! I love doing stuff like this over the holidays. Makes it easier not to go crazy with the treats.
Emily-We just moved a mile from our old house. :-) I will email you more details, but we love it! Let me know when you are out in Sherwood.

Rach said...

Kelly, why can't you guys live closer? John loves to do P90x, but I am the same as you, I like more cardio. I wish you were here so our hubbies could do P90x and we could run and do weights every other day. Anyway, good luck with your weight loss goals/trying to get pregnant. Can't wait until December to see your results and announcements!