Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year... challenges, goals....

Can you believe the holiday's have come and gone (whew)?  And as usual I've overdid it, and gained the holiday weight gain.  But it wasn't just holiday weight gain... over the course of the year I gained (lost and regained) 11.8lbs.  Not fun to start the year off like that, but I'll use it.  It's a starting point, and I'm ready.  Focused. 

I'm actually still working on a plan, with some goals and stay tuned for that.  I am excited to be doing this # operatioredbikini .  I may or may not die from this challenge!  LOL!  No, but seriously, I love the support that is going around with it.  I mean, come on....bathing suit time is and WILL creep up on us... and already just a few short months (cough...5!).  So I'm jumping on the bandwagon and using this challenge to keep me going!!!

My goal isn't going to be a red bikini, or any bikini for that matter.  What this girl wants (ok, NEEDS) is a new swimsuit - period.  The one I have is getting real close to 5 years old....that's right ladies... 5 years old.  Who the hell keeps a swimsuit for 5 years?  Doesn't it go out of style you ask?  Didn't matter, cuz I HATE swimsuit shopping and this one FIT and looked okay on me (lying to myself - pics to come later).

So, with this Operation Red Bikini (or more for me Operation Summer's Coming) challenge going on, I'm a pinning fool on Pinterest (follow ME).  I'm going to start utilizing Instagram more for it (Mandie333)....  so anyone wanna help me keep on it??

Besides Operation Red Bikini, I'm contemplating on this whole 1/2 marathon thing, again.  Every year at this time I contemplate it and then never get the fire under my ass.  I have no clue if it's that I'm scared, lazy... I seriously do not know.  BUT, I have about 18 I'm going to give it a try again.  I truly DO want to do a 1/2... so I don't get it.  I haven't consistently ran for quite some time I'm not 100% sure I can do this.  Okay, wait...YES I CAN do this.  I just may not be able to run the whole thing.  I don't want to injure myself and do too much... so I'm going to play it by ear.

What Half you ask???  Well, I always do the Hoosier Mini/5K  (5K of course), but I haven't wanted to do the Half part of it, because it's sooooo flipping hilly!!!!  I'm telling you, hardest 5K I've ever done (well, not including Warrior Dash, which wasn't just a 5K). Sooo, I have a girlfriend that has done the Indy 500 Mini Marathon and RAVES about it.... said it's so fun (yea, who really says things like that?) and the atmosphere is out-of-this world.  It's the largest mini in the country.... so I'm not sure!  LOL!!! 

And moving on to weightloss...I'm just in that funky rut.  I haven't done CRAP in a year... What's worse is I'm up 25.2lbs from my lowest.  Sooo, I have to work on those 25lbs first.  I'm using Myfitnesspal (poohbearhunney), and also my Weight Watcher's point system (with an app on my phone).  I'm considering going back to WW we'll see.  I just need SOMETHING to get me going again!!!

This week I've already kicked butt with 2 group fitness classes.  Yesterday was Strength Core with the almighty Zach.  OMG.... that's about all I can say.  HOT HOT HOT... and I was a hot mess leaving his bodybuilding skilled class!  Ugh!!!  Today was Cardio Kickboxing, which was fun, but the "you're out of shape reminder" came on oh about 4 minutes into it.  Holy hell...I used to LOVE this stuff!!!  Tomorrow I'm hoping my legs (my quads may or may not make it!) are well enough to enjoy (Bwwaaaahhha!!) a spin class.  It's been several years since I've been to spin... I use(d) the bikes in the gym...but actually going to class, yea ... years!  And I wanna go!  Please legs cooperate!

Well, this was a mouth full, and I'm hoping the start to something.  I miss blogging!!! 

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