Friday, March 27, 2009

Project Slimnules begins! - Day 1



It's been way too long since I was here last but that's gonna change. I'm coming back to the open arms of my blog to keep myself accountable and on track on my new project.

Project Slimnules

In the past year and a half, I've gained about 30 lbs. I've become sedentary and feel like a giant blob so it's time to do something about it. My goal is to lose at least 20 lbs by August 1st. I'm not so much attached to a particular number, just that I get more active and look and feel healthier. I'd be happy even if I stay the same weight but gain more muscle.

I took "Before" pics and my measurements. I won't post the pics yet... but I'll document my measurements. These numbers may not look too bad but it's quite a bit of extra flab being carried around on my 5'2" frame.

Weight: 124.6 lbs
R. Arm: 12.75"
L. Arm: 11.75"
Chest: 33"
Waist: 27"
Lower Belly: 33"
Hips: 38.75"
R. Thigh: 23"
L. Thigh: 22.5

I'm putting it out there that these numbers will be going down in the next few month. I plan to measure myself every month and track the changes.

The Plan:
Daily exercise - using a combination of workout DVDs I will be exercising at least once each day.
I already have relatively healthy eating habits but there's always room for improvement. Being mostly vegetarian, I've got the veggie thing down. I love them all. What I will be cutting back on is my portions when I eat out as well as cutting down to one beer or alcoholic bev an evening.

So there it is.. for all the interweb to see. I'm asking you all to be supportive and to also hold me accountable. If I'm faltering, I need to be called out... in a nice way ;)

I'm quite excited to see the results!

To a fit and healthy lifestyle :)

N:)