Friday, February 1, 2013

Planking in February

Dear Followers: In case you missed it yesterday, I'm doing a simple little 'My Favorite Things' style giveaway. All you have to do to enter is comment on yesterday's post! So go here and check it out :) And thanks to those of y'all who already have! Also, thanks for all the great birthday wishes I've been getting this week - it's been so much fun!

Dear Family: Thanks so much for such a great birthday dinner last night, and all the great presents you got me too! The food was delicious, and you guys really did a great job picking out presents for me! Also, not pictured in the collage below - my parents got me a two-year subscription to "Eating Well" magazine, to go along with my weight loss journey and adventures into healthier eating! Such a thoughtful present!

Sandals from Sis & Bo. Earrings, apron & jewelry box from parents. Watch from step-brother.

Dear Boyfriend: Even though you still don't get to wear the walking boot for your foot yet like we thought you would, and you still have to use crutches and not actually put any weight on your foot -- you do at least get to leave the house a little bit more now. And that makes us both happy! Still praying for recovery...

Dear Fab Ab February: I'll be Planking in February! Not the silly kind where people lay on random crap and post dumb pictures all over social media. The serious kind of planking that gives you rock-hard abs, hopefully. Anyways, you are slightly terrifying and definitely a bit out of my comfort zone, workout-wise. But you know what? I'm going to attempt to tackle you anyways! Who knows if I'll actually be able to do 100 sit-ups and a 2-minute plank by the end of the month, but I'm sure gonna try, dadgumit! Anyone want to join me?! We could all remind and motivate each other!! It's always better with friends.

(P.S. - I did Day 1 last night just to test it out, and it went great. It starts off so dang easy. And it doesn't take too much motivation to do it, because it's so quick! I suggest you at least start this with me, without focusing on the end too much, and just see how far you can get!!)

I wrote it in my new "Health & Fitness" journal I'm keeping, but you can find the pin HERE.

Dear Weight Loss: We've been stalled around the same weight for the last week and a half. I have two more birthday dinner's to splurge a little bit tonight and tomorrow, and then we're kicking this baby back into high gear! I've been fluctuating around 204-205 since last Wednesday, and I'm over it. Goal is to be under 200 in the next two weeks, aka -- Valentine's Day. Let's do this!!

Dear February Goals: I just want to list you out here, to keep me accountable to myself, and to my little blog.
1. Lose at least 8 pounds total, but be under 200 by Valentine's Day (I was 200.5 on V-Day, womp womp...)
2. Read two books
3. Complete every day of the Fab Ab February challenge
4. Run at least four times (I'm a running 'fool' these days!)
5. Try a new restaurant here in town (OK - it was only Earth Fare, but they have amazing food there!!)

Dear Weekend: We will be a bit 'busier' than weekends past, because Jeff can finally leave the house a little bit more! Today after work, I'm picking him up and heading out to my Grandparents' house, for a shared birthday dinner for me and my Grandmother, with our whole 12-Fam. (That means our 12-member family, in case you're confused. That's how we refer to the amount our family involved at any given time, for example - myself, sister, step-bro, mama & papa equals 'The 5-Fam.') 

Anyways... tomorrow morning I'm going on a hike with my parents at Maclay Gardens. I need to finish some laundry, mail some packages and then I"ll head to Jeff's in the afternoon. Then tomorrow night will be a small birthday dinner with some friends at a restaurant here in town! Don't know yet what Sunday holds, but isn't there something big happening? ..... oh yeah, the Super Bowl. Obviously I'm real invested in that. I really did just have to sit here and think about what was indeed happening on Sunday :) Whatevs. 

I hope y'all have had a good week! Mine has been great, but then again it IS my birthday week after all! Happy Friday, and Happy Weekend! Enjoy spending time relaxing or playing or whatever, as long as it's with some people you love and care about. I know that's what I'll be doing!


Robin said...

I was slightly concerned when I saw the title of this post...I'm glad you weren't referring to the dumb planking fad, haha.

isthatyoudarling said...

I was I was doing the rounds of the linked up Friday Letters on Ashley's blog, so I thought I would say hi!

Thanks for the link to that pin, I'm going to try it. I'm not always completely successful at committing myself to things like this, but I'm going to give it a go!


Gina Alyse said...

I also thought you meant the silly kind of planking haha. But this kind looks a lot better for you! Good luck with your February goals. I can't wait to see your progress!

xo, gina

confuzzledom said...

Good luck with your February golas and happy birthday for whenever it is/was!

Kate Coleman said...

So impressed by your February plank goal - wow and good luck.

Kate x

Kate said...

K. I'm doing the Fab Ab February challenge with you! :)

Syndal said...

WOW I am way impressed by your fab ab February plan! can't wait to see you reach your goal!

Rachel said...

Love your goals and those earrings!