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Sunday, August 7, 2011


So tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life.
I'm gonna do it this time.

I mean I say that every time.
But somehow I mean it.
After all it's only 2 weeks.
I can commit to anything for 2 weeks.

In the 2-Week Total Body Turn-Around, there is a "Commitment Contract" for me to fill out and sign. Here it is....

My Commitment Contract

I am starting this program on this day...Monday, August 8th, 2011. 
Because...I am tired of feeling squishy. I am tired of none of my clothes fitting. I have to wear a bigger size and that's just not acceptable. I feel overwhelmed by my weight. I tire more easily and I just don't feel as confident as I know I can. 

At the end of 2 weeks I want to feel...energized. Like I am on my way to making healthy, life changes. Thinner and more confident. Proud that I stuck with something and finished it! I also want to be in the habit of exercising daily with both cardio and weights again. I miss that!

When the 2 weeks are over, I proud of ME. Proud that I did it! I know this will give me the energy and confidence boost I need in other areas of my life. I will also continue to exercise and make better food choices so I can get to my ultimate goal weight. 

In the past, I have started my weight loss journey only to give up within a few weeks or even days. I always give in to sweets. That seems to be my downfall these days. Also chips. I start strong but never do I finish strong.

My lack of planning and preparing has typically stood in the way of my accomplishing similar goals.
I will sidestep these obstacles this time by staying on top of this program by planning my time and not using TV or housework or whatever as an excuse.

Here is an excerpt from the book that really speaks to me...

"What you do and think over the next 2 weeks will have a profound impact on your success both in the near term and in the distant future. Two weeks, when compared to your entire life, is nothing-a mere blip. But when you consider these 2 weeks being the launching point toward eating  more healthfully and exercising regularly, the shift is monumental." 

So tomorrow it begins. Tomorrow I am committing to eating better foods, exercising daily and drinking more water.

In the book, each day has it's own section of recipes and workouts along with a motivational quote and tips to achieve your goals. My focus tomorrow is upper body and core. Two areas that need my attention desperately:) On the menu is a turkey meatball pocket, fruit and Lemon Garlic Shrimp. Looking forward to that...sounds yummy.

My plan is to share here daily for the next 2 weeks. If you want to follow along...please do and be sure and let me know!! I could use the support:)

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."  -Lou Holtz, legendary football coach


  1. Hey can do this, and I can just say ditto to your whole post, cuz I can relate to all of it! Love ya girl! :)

  2. Thanks, Sharla! I appreciate your support!

  3. Sounds like a good plan. I'm rooting for you:)

  4. I also can relate Les! I am always so impressed by your perseverance and positive attitude and willingness to share your journey. I might have to look up your book. Another one to look at and consider is the Mayo Clinic Diet, ever hear of it? They also do a 2 week jump start that I "keep meaning to" try. :) I might play along with you and try to walk in the mornings.

  5. Sounds great, Becca! Hi, Karen. I need to stop by your blog! Thanks for the support:)

  6. Me too! This sounds so much like me. I was thin all my life until the past 4 years I started packing on the pounds after I quit smoking and was in school full time. I really have not made any serious attempts to lose the weight...but now that I have graduated, I feel I need to focus on my body so I can feel healthier and more energized. I feel that I cannot accomplish my other goals if I do not take care of this part of me! So I would like to try along too :) do you mind sharing what book you are referring to? Also, where in MIssouri are you? I am in St. Louis! Well,thank you for sharing your story. Very inspiring.