I, apparently, have an affinity for “kicking it up a notch” in the spring time.

This time last year I had just joined FitNation, participated in my first race, and weighed 264 pounds.

Today I am still a part of FitNation, I have RAN several races this year including a 10K, and I now weigh 195 pounds.

Oh, what a difference a year makes.

But now I have a new goal; something far more specific than “lose some weight.”

I have a very important size 10 outfit that I need to get into by next month.   The outfit fits, but let’s just say there are a few places that need to be…smoothed out.

So, with that in mind, I have devised one hell of a workout schedule for the month of April.


For the next four weeks I plan on working out six days a week (with the exception of next week because I will be out of town for a bit) and most of those days will have double sessions. I followed a very similar regimen in January and had amazing results. This plan is a bit more intense, but only because I run regularly now. I plan on repeating the first month of Les Mills Body Pump (which has been discontinued and I am SO bummed about it!) and doing another plank challenge.

I have also put some other measures in place such as:

  • Tracking every single calorie in My Fitness Pal
  • Drinking 100 ounces of water a day
  • No white bread
  • No ice cream
  • No restaurants (with the exception of the 8th – 11th. We’re currently on a 25 day challenge right now and were planning on coming off after the 8th, but I’m just going to lift it for me for a few days and then go right back to it).

My (tentative) goal is to be down to 175 by May 1st which means I need to lose five pounds a week for the next four weeks. I realize that’s a pretty lofty goal, so really I just want to look nice in the outfit – anything else is a bonus. 🙂

I also plan on going back to posting my Wednesday weigh-ins for the whole world to see. I have found that it helps immensely when you tell people your goals so you have to be accountable for what you do.

So, that’s pretty much what I’ll be doing for the next 30 days. Working my ass off (literally, I hope). I’m actually looking forward to it. Tonight I’ll be taking my measurements and my initial weigh-in (I weighed in this morning and was actually 3 pounds up @ 198, so I’m hoping that’s just sodium from yesterday. We’ll find out tonight!)

Wish me luck!


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