Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I know I'm not exactly unique in this regard but...

I'd really like to lose a little bit of weight. And get really buff and have an amazing body. You know, I'd just really really like that.

I also really really like ice cream. And sleeping.

But you know, since I've been blogging about stuff I want lately and it's been showing up at my door shortly thereafter, I figured why stop at book and bag? I also really really want a personal trainer and/or nutritionist who can change my life. Or, at least, my body. Anyone want to re-make me? I promise to blog about it every step of the way, or to NOT blog about it, if you prefer, in exchange. Thanks!

(Yes, yes, yes, if we are telling the universe What We Want, we can't fail to mention BIGGEST HUGEST WANT NUMBER ONE, OR ZERO IF YOU INSIST: the love of my life. It's time, I'm ready, bring it on. Happy now? Thank you, universe.)


Briane P said...

I'm too far away to train you, but I can give you some advice, as I once lost 100 pounds in 6 months, and then two years ago got told to lose 30 pounds but I was too old and tired to go through my drastic routine from 15 years ago, so I'm doing it more slowly.

Here's what I do:

1. Don't eat less than 1 hour before you go to bed.

2. Work out 2-3 times a week on a serious workout. Serious = 20-30 minutes of really sweating. "Really sweating" = running, most of the time.

3. Every morning, I get up and do a couple of stretches and then sit ups or some light-weight lifting.

It doesn't matter how much you can do NOW, it matters how much you'll be able to do soon. So when you start your program (today), jog as far as you can and then walk the rest of the 20-30 minutes. Then, in 2 days, do it again, but jog a little further. Then, in 2 days, do that again, and jog a little further yet, and before you know it, you'll be jogging the whole 20-30 minutes.

Same with situps and weights. I use little 2-lb weights and so some curls, and alternate with situps. I started with 10 situps, and increase it by 1 each month, so now I do 24. I do the same with curls.

Then blog about it, and remember that each time you run a little further or lift a little more, you've set a new world record!

Briane P said...

We should get all bloggers together to do a joint effort to exercise and get in shape and blog about it. That'd be fun.