Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tip for Tuesday- Are You a Warrior?

If there is one thing that (slightly) annoys me, it is when people say, “oh, you lose the weight so easily, you snap right back!”

I enjoy a compliment, but hey, it is not easy...

With all three of my pregnancies, I gained 40-50 lbs (yes, I realize that is way more weight than anyone should gain during pregnancy, especially when you’re 5’1”)

But regardless, I get the weight off…

How you may ask?

A lot of hard work and a lot of self-control (I am a serious sugarholic)…

I now have 20 lbs left to lose so I'm going to give a few tips as I go along~ I am not a nutritionist or fitness expert by any means, but I do know how to get myself in shape, and these are simply things that work for me =)



My Tip for this Tuesday is:




Find some MOTIVATION!



It is a lot easier to put in the time and effort to exercise if you have a motivator. I am not talking about “I just want to lose a few pounds so I can look better and feel better.”


Yes, that is a good reason, but it doesn’t really give you the motivation to get on the treadmill right now…


After I had Reese, I signed up for the Peachtree Road Race, which is a 5k race in Atlanta… I had 4 months to get ready for the race. It was an awesome motivator. I started out very slow after my doctor gave the go ahead to work out… just walking on the treadmill and eventually running.
I also had a bet going on with some of my family~ who could lose 30 lbs first... I won 80 bucks!



So what is my motivation for this year?



Are you a Warrior?



The Warrior Dash is a 3.2 mile race course complete with wall climb, tire run, dirt crawl, fire jump and a whole bunch of other obstacles along the way… And it looks AWESOME!!!! (okay, I am a little too excited about this race~ there are about 10 relatives I am doing this with and we already have side bets going on... I have a slightly competitive family).


Anyway, if you want to get serious, find a motivator… it could be a race, anniversary, birthday, or a vacation; anything with a set date that you are working towards. A day that you want to look or feel your very best!


Once you have that, the real work begins ;)