UPDATE: I GAINED 1 LB BETWEEN MAKING THE GOAL AND BEGINNING IT 4 DAYS LATER. SO I NEED TO LOSE 21 LBS!
Wow, it’s been almost a year since I started Cinch and started this blog. It’s been an amazing year that just flew by. I lost about 20 lbs on Cinch and I’ve gained back about 8 since Thanksgiving.
My husband & I had an overindulgent Thanksgiving, then we went on vacation the first week of December & then we had an overindulgent Christmas. In between all of this fun and deliciousness I did hit the treadmill and try to keep my meals Cinchy. If not for that I would have gained 15 pounds for sure.
So, my husband and I did our budget last night for the next 6 months. I explained to him how I need to invest in a new wardrobe. For the past 3 years I’ve, for the most part, been buying clothes from Target. When I splurge I get out of season clothes with a ton of coupons from Macy’s. I originally proposed a $5000 shopping spree (like they give on TLC’s What Not to Wear) but that was negotiated down to
$1000 (updated to $1050). I have a new goal this year to start me off right. I lose 20 lbs (updated to 21 lbs) and hit my goal weight) and I get to go indulge in a shopping bonanza!!!
Visual Motivation-My plan is to print out some of my favorite outfits from Nordstrom. I love me some BCBG too. I will tape them to the fridge and next to my treadmill. This will be my motivation.
Eating Plan-I’m skipping the 5 day fast forward and just starting the Cinch diet on Monday Jan 2nd. The first week I am going to cut out whole grains from my meals as much as possible so I get great results. I’m thinking soups, salads, yogurt smoothies & yogurt parfaits.
Exercise Plan-A couple of months ago I downloaded a running app on my iPhone. It’s Jeff Galloway’s Easy 5K. It’s interval running 3 times a week without pushing yourself too hard. I’m on week 4 and I love it. It’s like having a personal coach with you and having a plan with a goal keeps my mind active which helps keep me motivated.
So, that’s it! Easy enough & it just requires discipline. Just like a budget, you have to keep your spending under control so you don’t go into debt & can save money. With an eating plan I’m hoping to keep my eating under control so I don’t gain weight & I can actually lose weight.
The first weigh in begins Monday…
I just watched Just Go With It last night. Look at Jennifer Aniston’s body.
If that’s not inspiration I don’t know what is. SHE’S 42!!!
I love resort wear & anything nautical: