Well the results are in: by my 30th Birthday I lost a grand total of 35lbs! (working on getting a good before/after pic) Unfortunately that number could have been lower. { I added 5lbs back on during the Holidays 😦 – bummer. } I am still going to take a moment to celebrate the big accomplishment of the weight I have lost though. **pats self on back**

Now that the Holidays are over, it’s time to set my focus on the next goal: Getting below 200lbs by next October. At this point, that is roughly 20lbs away.  So why below 200lbs and why October?? Glad you asked. 😉 The 200lb goal was set this fall by a health coach during my health screening. We came up with that number together as an achievable goal. October came about for one very important reason, my sister is getting married October 6th and I’m standing up as Matron of Honor! (that and the next health screening is shortly there after.) This surely won’t be as easy as I want it to be, but I’ve got some new weapons from our friends at Biggest Loser: Calorie Knockout and At Home Challenge. We (Chad and I) did the At Home Challenge a few days ago. This video is a 5min warm up, 10min cardio, 10 min strength, 10min cardio lv.2, 10min strength lv.2, and 5min cool down – we got through the warm up and cardio and then we called it quits…wow! did that kick our butts. I think that between the two videos, the quads volleyball league and workout bike…I have a good chance at reaching this goal. Of course, that all hinges on my getting up and utilizing the tools at hand. I’ve proven to myself that I can do this. Let Operation Bridesmaid begin!