Tuesday, February 10, 2009

8 Minutes

I can't believe it, but this year I've been out of high school for 20 years. Back in September I got this crazy idea that I wanted to see if I could get my weight at 38 to the same place it was when I was 18. Well I did it! Yes, today I can fit in my prom gown. Whoo-hoo! (Maybe that just means I got my mid-life body 20 years too soon!) Here's a picture of me with my Best-Beloved taken at Thanksgiving:

I only had about 10 pounds to lose (but don't forget I'm only 5' tall, so that was about 9% of my body weight) and of course after 3 babies and 20 years, things aren't exactly in the same place and my skin definitely does not have the same elasticity, but I am probably in the best shape of my life. Here's the kicker: it wasn't difficult. I am not dieting (although I should eat fewer cookies) and I'm only spending between 8 and 30 minutes per day, six days a week, doing moderate aerobic exercise. Usually I spend part of my morning with Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds 2 mile High Calorie Burn. Leslie has a bajillion workouts and most are available at your local library. But today I tried a new workout I found in Prevention Magazine. It's an 8 minute interval workout that can blast the socks off even a fit bod.

So do you want to get fit? Did you make one of "those" New Year's resolutions? Check out Prevention Magazine's 8 Minute Fat Blast for a great kick-start.


Monica said...

Okay, the first time I read this I thought you meant that you were 38 pounds when you were in high school:)

You should be so proud! And you look great, too! I'll have to check out the workout you speak of. I've enjoyed The Firm this month, though not faithfully doing it like you.

Maybe you should wear your prom dress to your reunion. (Just kidding). I'd settle for a picture:)

Sharon said...

I want to see what you look like in the prom dress!

Anonymous said...

You will be glad to know that the weather has broken here (no snow, just rain) and I just got back from walking around the block. I'm trying...really I am. BTW we still have pics of you in your prom dress.

Sheaffer, Chris, Scout, and baby Carter said...

OH my gosh! That is AMAZING! You go girl! :)