The Challenge is ON!
So, a friend and I got together yesterday and worked out. It was fun. Well, so, I am pretending it was fun. I can work out with the best of them, but I haven't done any working out for quite some time, so it was really a chore. Twenty minutes of learning the moves for the video and I was done. I mean, what? That wasn't actually the workout? Are you kidding me?
However, as of right now I am committed to this plan to eat well and exercise and lose some weight. And my friend and I have a challenge going on! Who can reach their goal first? She needs to lose FIVE pounds and I need to lose 105.
She's 30 years younger than me and has two small children. She really doesn't need to lose any weight at all, but I would concede that she might benefit from some toning. I mean, who wouldn't, after two babies?
But anyway. We are going to work on this as buddies. I suppose I can help her maintain - and continue to tone - after she losings that whoppin' five pounds. In the meantime, she is determined to help me reach my goal. So maybe it will be a win-win situation for the both of us.
After polishing off eight Lofthouse Frosted Sugar Cookies on Thursday, I got rid of the last two in the package yesterday. And by got rid of, I mean I ate them. No sense allowing good food to go to waste! There are starving people in Africa, you know. (Sigh.)
But other than those - oh, and the piece of cake I had a work last night - other than those three things, I ate really well yesterday. Now I realize that to those who actually eat well and don't love sweets the way I do, two cookies AND a piece of cake, all in one day, seems a bit excessive. But for me it was actually less than the junk I would normally consume, so it was a successful day.
I do not intend to continue to eat two cookies and a piece of cake every day, though. I am going to get better at this. Baby steps.
I'm going to call my friend Suzi, 'cuz I think she would not like for everyone to know who she is. Suzi and I are going to get together once a week and compare notes: How well we did with exercise and eating and we are going to work out together once a week. I like this idea. Someone to help hold me accountable.
Of course, living with ADHD makes this difficult for me. The excitement will wear off rather quickly and I'll be bored. In fact, I am already bored with the exercise part. Oh, and the eating right part, too. But the adage with ADHD is to "Just Do It." So I am going to do it.
Here we go.....