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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rethinking My Shrink

Last week I decided to finally stop talking about doing something about my health, and get busy. Sticking to my word, I joined the ladies at Shrinking Jeans , and taking on the Rethink Your Shrink Challenge, and as well as the EA Sports Active, 6 Week Challenge.

Today is 'Weigh-in Wednesday,' for the Rethink Your Shrink Challenge. Since this is my first week, I don't have a loss to report, but I do want to tell you about my first two days of the 6 week challenge.

Over the weekend, I bought the EA Sports Active More game. It doesn't come with the leg strap and resistance bands. Wal-mart doesn't carry that accessory, and the Game Stop was fresh out. The nearest place to get the set is about an hour away, and I've not had the opportunity to get there yet. But I was determined to get started this week, by any means necessary.

Particular parts of the game require the leg strap. There's just no way around it. Being the resourceful person I am... I went to work! I started looking for anything to fashion a makeshift leg strap.

Booyah! I'm in business. My children being being very athletic, we've had a few injuries. A couple of those mishaps required an Ace Bandage. Yes, an Ace Bandage. It might not be as pretty, but I'm able to get my squash, water ski, lunge, and jump on. And that's what's important right?! Of course it is.

The kids thought I was crazy. My son says, "Mama, I'll buy the leg strap for you."

I reassured him, it was not about money (I was buying it for myself, even if it meant they didn't eat for a day). There were just none available. The kids then watched me, peeping from the kitchen every few minutes, as if I was a monkey in the zoo.

I'm having a ball sparring, water skiing, and taking on obstacle courses. Today is a rest day, but I a looking forward to what tomorrow's workout has to offer. I can't wait to take part in a new sport.

Other than the soreness right now, I'm having so much fun, it's a shame to call it a workout!
Next week, I'll report, just how many pounds I lost in my first week. Oh, yeah starting weight... 148.


alessandra said...

You are so gorgeous, I think you don't need that :-)

MOMSWEB said...

It's called utilizing your resources! Whatever works!

Nicole said...

I am in the dirty south and I am trying to figure out where you need to lose weight at? You look great! I really am trying to get down to 150 myself and I am only 5'5. Good luck to you!!!!

hurstburst said...

I agree - you're gorgeous! And your starting weight would be my goal weight if I actually set a goal for myself.

Love the homemade and handy leg strap! Necessity breeds creativity!

Chief said...

you go girl!

I am behind you all the way!

Homesick Cajun said...

First of all, you look fabulous for 40, and I'm not just saying that! I just turned 40 myself this year!

I love my Wii! I haven't gotten that game yet, but it's on my list!

Good luck with the weight loss, though you don't look like you need to lose a pound!

Drama Queen said...

Good luck with the weight loss - but I agree with the others - you look fabulous already!

BTW - there's something for you over on my blog - go check it out!



Deidra said...

I don't know that you need to shrink look fantastic! Makeshift leg strap and all!

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