I AM GOING TO FAT CAMP!
Although, my family cringes when I use that term...and maybe "Fitness and Wellness Training" is a much more politically correct way of saying it.
But here's the deal. Like everybody else in America, I KNOW HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT. Eat less and move more. Duh.
In 2009, I got a click in my brain -- and started walking on a treadmill. Soooo slowly at first....a quarter of a mile was a victory for me. I also started to eat better, avoided snacking, and totally gave up eating candy bars in my car.
Slow but sure....after about two years, I'd lost almost 100 pounds and I never felt better.
But, unfortunately, I've gained back over 50 pounds of that HARD FOUGHT weight loss.
I know I need to get serious again, but I've had a very hard time getting back on track. My treadmill has been gathering dust...and my late night television/snack habits STINK.
So -- when this opportunity came up -- to spend a week away from my normal life -- in sunny, beautiful Florida, at a beautiful condo with an ocean view, and participate in intense 90 minute workouts three times a day with a personal trainer, while eating gourmet meals (1500 calories a day) prepared just for me....
WELL -- I JUMPED AT IT...(okay, there was no actual jumping...)
Although it is costing me a lot of money (AND my fall vacation with Marion!!) -- I know I need to do this.
AND IT'S ALREADY WORKING!! I've put myself in pre-fat-camp training!! I'm determined to build up my stamina, and today I did one mile on the treadmill!!
Because it would be pitiful to spend all the money, and arrive in Florida only to discover I CAN'T ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING.
One of the challenges is that I don't have any actual "work-out clothes" that are suitable for public viewing. lol. Kate Hudson and her beautiful line of workout clothes -- Fabletics -- are not big enough for me!!
|Her XX size is supposed to fit a size 18 woman. The reviews say NO WAY...!!|
That's okay. I didn't want to spend any money on work-out clothes anyway...because I COULD MAKE THEM INSTEAD.
And won't that be SO MUCH MORE FUN??!!
So, this sewing challenge has two rules.
1. I can only use fabric and/or clothes I already have...
2. Every garment must be super-washable!!
|This is my first outfit.|
Hey -- I'm off to a good start!! And maybe blogging about this will make me accountable. Next week, I'm going to write about the PANTS element to this challenge!!