I’m starting a weight loss challenge. I’d love for you to join me.
My weight today is 217. I’ve struggled with my weight for a long time. I’ve been as low as 123 about in the year I got married. I’d love to be that weight again this time next year.
In the past I’ve had a tendency to let myself get stressed or upset and turn to food. I’ve always known that it was a choice I was making. I guess let myself be overwhelmed and discouraged instead of doing something about it.
I’ve decided make some changes. Healthy food is always in the house, I just eat too much of it or I buy other unhealthy foods when I go out.
I thought it would be an interesting challenge to stick to my current $80-$90/week budget and use the exercise machines and videos that I already have and make a goal to loose 8-12 pounds in a month. When I get on a diet plan and stick to it in the past I’ve lost a little more in the first month than I do normally. Many times you will loose an extra few pounds in water weight. After the first month my goal is to loose 8-10 pounds a month.
For workout’s I have a number of DVD’s and a few workout machines. I do Zumba in the mornings or afternoons, and I use my treadmill in the evenings. In a couple weeks I’m considering adding a short 20 minute Jillian Michaels DVD into my workout schedule during the afternoons and do Zumba in the mornings.
Here is some workout DVD”s and workout equipment I’ll be using.
Zumba Exhilerate $60
Jillian Michaels DVD’s – collected over time $7-$10
Treadmill – was given to me
Total Gym – we’ve had for years
Elliptical – mother’s day present one year
Ski Machine – got on craigslist
MP3 player – helps pass the time for me on the treadmill
Consider the price of a gym membership that you pay every month. I don’t have a membership, but I know that they can get very expensive sometimes.
Another idea is to consider any workout equipment you currently have. I know that we’ve had the Total Gym for years and I never used it. I’ve listed the prices of some of my favorite workout dvd’s on Amazon.
These are just some of my favorite workout DVD’s. I’ve been a fan of Jillian for a long time and Zumba is a lot of fun for me. What are your favorite workout DVD’s?
I’ll try to post my weekly menu plan later today.
Please share your weight loss goals as well. 🙂 I look forward to get healthier with all of you.