As some of you know one of my best friends has embarked on a journey to eat better and exercise more often, which ultimately results in weight loss. My girl has lost about 50 pounds over the past two years and we are SO proud of her.
The two main reasons she's doing such a great job is because she blogs about her efforts to make her more accountable AND she has a wonderful network of friends, family and loved ones that support her endeavor.
I don't have to tell you that illnesses and diseases caused and/or aggravated by excess weight plague the African-American community. If we, as a generation armed with more information than our ancestors, can lose a few pounds to save a few lives AND pass that healthy living and knowledge information to our children, I'm down for the cause.
To that same end, if you've been paying attention, you may have also noticed I picked up about 10 (or more) of those pounds my girl lost. I was discussing with her how every November my weight is up, then I do a diet (or eat better plan, whatever) and it's back to where I want it by April or so. This diet-dance is OLD and TIRED. I've decided that this (10 or more pounds heavier than usual) is the size I'm going to be.
However, that's no excuse not to exercise (and ultimately get this new weight right and tight). I have about 3 weeks before me and my girls storm the desert, so here's my plan:
Exercise 6 days a week, 1 hour
Monday - 1 hour cardio
Tuesday - 1 hour cardio
Wednesday - Pilates
Thursday - Pilates
Friday - Day of REST
Saturday - 1 hour step class
Sunday - 1 hour cardio
I need your support in my quest towards staying healthy (and be for real, I'm trying to make sure nothing's out of place in those facebook vacation photos!)