"Hi, come on in! Just watch out for that mess there, don't step in it. Yes, that's my legs, in a puddle on the floor. I'd like you to meet my new friend, the elliptical."
That's right, folks, I'm now exercising.
I got an elliptical at a garage sale last weekend. (Thanks, Lisa!) I have a desire to be in shape. Yes, I am aware that round is a shape, but I'd just like my round to be a little less squishy and bouncy.
Don't get me wrong, I know I look pretty good for someone who has four kids. But I don't just want to be skinny for having four kids. I want to be skinny period.
Call it vain, call it selfish, but I want to be hot. Yes, I'm already hot, but that's just because the friction caused by my thighs rubbing together could start a fire faster than a Survivor contestant could with flint and steel.
I weighed myself in Sunday night after a weekend filled with all of my favorite, high calorie, fattening foods. I was (gulp, I so can't believe I'm about to say this here) 157 pounds. Really, I should have waited till all the high fat, high cal foods had had a chance to make their way to my thighs, because Monday I was 159. (I will remind you all, and tell all of you that don't know me, I am quite tall. I'm somewhere between 5'10" and 5'11", depending on the day.)
Yesterday, I was 153. Say what? Four pounds in three days? Must be a fluke. We will have to see. My goal is 140, but I'd be happy with 145, depending on how it all works out. (I'm thinking I have more than seven pounds sitting on my hips, thighs, and love handles, but I don't really know.) My driver's license says 135. That was true once. As long as I can get within ten pounds, It'll be good.
So here's the weight-loss plan:
1. Eat healthy, raw foods without as much butter and oil as usual.
2. Use the elliptical twice a day for as long as I can. I've gotten up to eight minutes a day now.
3. Eliminate the late-night ice cream, movie theater butter microwave popcorn, and chocolate consumption. Replace with raw almonds and yogurt.
4. I don't drink pop or coffee very often, so I'm good there.
5. Do a better job following through than I did HERE or HERE.
That's it. I'm not considering this a diet, just a healthier lifestyle change that may change back at various times during the year, namely, holidays, PMS, and the Fair.
Hey, a girl's gotta be flexible, right?