Friday, June 20, 2014's gone!

It's gone. Completely gone. And, I'm sad. Very sad.

I have officially cut my morning caffeine fix. Goodbye Moutain Dew. It was nice knowing you.

It was my only real vice (salt does not count). I so enjoyed it every morning. The truth is, I never even drank a whole 12 oz. can. Rarely ever. Most of the time, I only ever drank half of it.

But, I'm trying to be healthier. So out with the Mountain Dew and in with the Naked Juice -- today it was Power C. Yesterday, it was The Green Machine. The picture below tells you how I feel about that. My five year old eating habits did not care for the "greens" that were included!

Fitabulous 40 Update:
I always wake up in the mornings. Never set an alarm clock because I'm up. Not this morning. I must have been tired (I mean, a work trip for four days, then baseball, then Costco, etc...who wouldn't be tired...this little guy was even tired.

So I'll be working out in two sessions today.
Morning: 2 10 minute sessions done this morning -- Arms and Thighs.
Night: 3 10 minute sessions to be done (after baseball game, baseball laundry and repack for tomorrow's games...ugh...around 10 p.m. tonight) -- abs, glutes and inner thighs.

Yay me. And then, I get to wake up at 5 am for my 7:15 spin class. Will power.



Thursday, June 19, 2014

I woke up...

one morning when it hit me. Like a ton of bricks. I'm turning 40 in how many days?!

I've never made a big deal about birthdays. I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm a Thanksgiving baby. It always got lumped in with Thanksgiving. Pecan pie instead of cake.

But this birthday is different. Not sure why. It just is.

So, after looking at the calendar and counting down the days until I turn 40, I realized that right now, I am 159 days away from turning 40.

Then, I looked at my body. The one that is getting older. The one that definitely needs to be toned. Two kids playing baseball and a job that keeps me busy... well, it's caught up with me. So, I'm going to do something about it.

I took a picture of me in a swim suit. It was ugly. Swimsuit pictures haven't happened since my teens. And, I plan to do this again every month until I turn 40. My birthday wish is to be in the best shape of my life on the day I turn 40. That's it. Plain and simple. And the best's a wish I can make happen.

So, with lots of prayer. Lots of will power. Lots of workouts and five months, I plan to make this happen. I'm writing it down to keep myself accountable. Almost a diary, but since I hate that word, we're just going to call this the Fitabulous 40 Blog!

I've armed myself with a schedule (color coded and all). New workout videos -- Pilates Plus, Barre Basic, Body Scult and Lean & Toned (and a Spin class on Saturdays), and I'm ready to go. Alarm clock will call early, but I'm committed. Just like when I committed to the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon. Committed.

And on my 40th, I will have pictures taken (not in a swimsuit), but pictures recognizing my accomplishment.

Five months. Let's do this.


PS... 159 Days Until 40