Sunday, July 28, 2013

NOT Starting on Monday.

I've always been a 'Monday' girl. You know, start a new routine on Monday. Start keeping your food journal on Monday. Start getting up earlier.... on Monday. 

I've been planning to get started on Monday for almost 10 years now. No seriously, that seems like an exaggeration to most, but Joel could tell you that it is most certainly true about his wife. 

When it comes to my health, it's been the same way. But I'm so tired of that. I'm tired of being out of breath. I'm tired of being so sleepy all the time. I'm tired of shopping the bottom of the jean pile at the store. :(

Joel and I were talking the other day and we have decided we've been living life about 20%. It's time to kick it up a notch. If we want some drastic changes to happen, we have to change drastically!

So, I'm not starting tomorrow. No Sir Ree! (who is Sir Ree?) Is that how you're suppose to say it? I'm waiting until August 1st to do it all! My sweet friends Jenny & Joanna have been amazing supporters on my want to get healthy and fit.  Jenny is starting a biggest loser challenge the month of August and I'm ALL IN! I love a good competition. It's not going to be easy - but it's going to be great for me to make changes! Joanna is going to help me with a work out plan so I can get active again too.

You can join Jenny's facebook page here. As soon as Joanna has a page for her personal training business I'll be sure to link her up too for you local peeps.

I'll be loggin' and bloggin' my personal journey here. If you'd like to join me, I'd LOVE that!

What is your favorite way to stay in shape? What are some of your best healthy recipes?

Oh and look at what this little one is up to lately! (just started tonight about 20 minutes ago!)

She's growing up too fast. She keeps life interesting.

PS I love comments... please leave me some :)  I mean, if you wanna.



  1. So awesome that you are starting your fitness/health journey!! I started about 2 years ago and do Weight Watchers and now have added Atkins (WW wasn't working for Steve he didn't like to track) but for workouts I did a lot of Jillian Michael's stuff (most are free on YouTube) and different challenges that people posted in the Wellness program/Facebook page for Scentsy. and did Couch to 5k to get ready for the Scentsy now that it is nice I run/walk almost every day. The biggest thing..start small and be consistant - You can do it girl!!

  2. Hi Jari!!
    Eric and I did a Paleo challenge in April, and had great results! We are now maintaining about a 80/20 lifestyle. If you are interested, I would be happy to pass along all the info to you! It completely changed our relationship with food, and we have significantly more energy from all the protein we eat. :)