Well, girls, as promised on our Facebook page, we are launching the 50 Days of Fitness challenge! We would SO love to have you join us! Three of us (Brittaney, Christie and Tarah) will be leading the charge. And we’re hoping for results the likes of which you haven’t seen since Kirstie Alley.
On Sunday, we will give you a snapshot of the starting line. In the spirit of keeping it real, we are going to lay it all out there. You will get “Before” pictures, our weight, our measurements, and our goals.
Why now? Britt is finally back in the area. The kiddies have started school again, and now, I have a partner in crime to push me to get my big behind out of bed every morning. The texts start coming at about 4:45 AM. She’s in my driveway by 5:20. For the last week, we have been meeting up to work out at 5:30 AM. While it was a challenge at first, I’m getting used to it! Tarah has been working towards this for a while, and we want to join her!
Brittaney and I will be starting fitness boot camp next week. I’m honestly a little terrified of the prospect!! I know I will be so glad I did it, though. For 4 weeks, we are prepared to challenge our bodies like never before, and we are poised to see results. If you want to join us in class, you can check out more information about Elite Boot Camp Fitness here. Boot Camp is 3 days a week, and we will alternate on the other days with swimming, walking, and light weight training.
Sadly, Tarah is not on our side of town, so she is working on her own fitness schedule. She is doing a couch to 5k program. Mon/Wed/Fri, she will do strength training & cardio; T/Th Cardio only; and then she throws in classes like Zumba for fun. Oh, and she chases 3 kids around. All. Day. Long. She’s kinda my hero because her little ones are on such a great schedule. I could never accomplish that when mine were so small!
Our motivations vary.
I have watched my weight yo-yo for the last 10 years or so. After 2 pregnancies, I learned that your body doesn’t ever quite go back to the way it was before kids. Last year, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus, and the medicines used to treat it have side effects that can far outweigh their benefits (One of them being steroids which make you gain weight and feel like you need to check in to the looney bin). Also, most of the members of my family became insulin-dependent diabetics by their mid-late 30′s. I’d like to break that cycle! Since I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas, that would devastate me!! I want to try to control my symptoms through exercise and nutrition.
Brittaney has decided that now is the time, since she “hasn’t ever been this heavy not pregnant.” She has two amazing kids, and they have LOTS going on in their family. (See her calendar post on our FB page! She does lots of things for other people, and in this season, it’s time for her to take care of herself.
Tarah was diagnosed years ago with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and has a very sluggish metabolism. For most of her life, she has struggled with her weight. Her three children are the world to her, and she wants to set a good example, and be able to have fun with them!! Their menu includes very little processed food, and LOTS of fresh fruits and veggies. One of her goals is to go shopping to pick more fun/cute outfits!
Once a week, you’ll get progress pics/weight/measurements from the three of us. At the end of the challenge, one lucky reader participating in the challenge will receive a $50 gift card. Buy some new running shoes, some new workout gear, or a really great running bra. (That can make all the difference!!)
So, what’s your motivation? Why do you want to get fit/lose weight/gain endorphins? We want you to participate with us. Get up at the crack of dawn and work it out! Who’s in?