Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day 1

I am shaking things up. Literally. I am holding myself accountable for accomplishing the things I want to accomplish this year.  I have lots of things that I want to do but I am going to really hone in on my health and fitness goals.  I am going to set some realistic goals. Sometimes we set such lofty goals that it can be hard to achieve them. Therefore I am setting small goals one month at a time.  I am going to be writing about it because if I tell the world I am going to do it, I will look pretty bad if I don't right?

January goal: Lose 15 pounds. To achieve my goal I plan to go the following:

  • The 30 day green smoothie challenge from Simple Green Smoothies  (thanks @Eclectically_Me for telling me about this) The challenge is from 1/2-1/31, although I started this morning.  I made the Vitamin C Immunity Booster Smoothie and it was tres magnifique!!!

Here is the recipe if you would like to try it:

2 cups   
spinach, raw

3/4 cup 
orange juice
3/4 cup 
1 banana
1/4 cup 
2 cups strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
courtesy: www.simplegreensmoothies.com

  •  I also decided to do squats this month and this is how many I have to do:

Jan 1 - 20 Squats
Jan 2 - 25 Squats
Jan 3 - 30 Squats
Jan 4 - 35 Squats
Jan 5 - 40 Squats
Jan 6 - 45 Squats
Jan 7 - 50 Squats
Jan 8 - 55 Squats
Jan 9 - 60 Squats
Jan 10 - REST 
Jan 11 - 65 Squats
Jan 12 - 70 Squats
Jan 13 - 75 Squats
Jan 14 - 80 Squats
Jan 15 - 85 Squats
Jan 16 - 90 Squats
Jan 17 - 95 Squats
Jan 18 - 100 Squats
Jan 19 - 100 Squats
Jan 20 - 50 Squats
Jan 21 - 55 Squats
Jan 22 - 60 Squats
Jan 23 - 100 Squats
Jan 24 - 65 Squats
Jan 25 - 70 Squats
Jan 26 - 100 Squats
Jan 27 - REST 
Jan 28 - 80 Squats
Jan 29 - 85 Squats
Jan 30 - 90 Squats
Jan 31 - 100 Squats

     So I need to get to it as soon as I finish writing this post.  This was courtesy of the Facebook Group In 
     Shape for 2013.  This is the MINIMUM I have to do each day. I WILL complete the required about 
     and WILL TRY to go above and beyond.  
  •  I am really STRIVING to complete 30 days of Jillian Michaels' 30 day Shred.                         
 I love that tape and I already have myself an accountability partner (Thanks Brianna)

Courtesy: Amazon.com
  •   I am eating better. NO MATTER WHAT. 
     I know how to eat but sometimes I get lazy and want something quick. In addition, because I am an 
     auditor I drive all around and many times I work so long and forget to eat and then I get so hungry that I 
     stop at McDonald's or anywhere I SHOULDN'T eat.  

Here is what I ate today:
Courtesy: My Kitchen

  •  I am going to track my eating using either a notebook or using My Fitness Pal app
  • I am going to get all my water in and track it using the 'Water Your Body' app.  
 So far I have drank  50.7 of my recommended 85oz. 

Okay. That is enough for today. What are your goals? Post your comments here or on the Facebook page.  I love you all so much for your support. Let's make 2013 a FANTASTIC year.

Be Blessed!!!


  1. Yes girl, I am with you on the fitness goals too! I just recently started working out again myself... This post is so apropos for the first day of the new year!

    1. Thanks so much suga. I need to go get my behind on my elliptical NOW.