I just found out I’m going to Vegas for work in April. I have 42 days and I intend to drop 30 pounds. Sound crazy? I can totally do it – and I promise it won’t involve a fast/anything cooky. I’ll just be exercising every single day (no excuses!), eating right and cutting out alcohol, sweets AND junk. My friend Jeff is currently in the middle of a “Lent” type thing – he’s given up meat or alcohol for 2 1/2 months. He’s done it in the past and it’s not so much about what he’s given up – it’s about proving he has the willpower to stick to it. I have done this before and I’m inspired by his dedication to do it again.
You might remember that last year in Vegas I had a shitty time w/ some jerks …. that is my driving force. I will still be fat in 42 days – but I won’t be at a place in my life where people like THAT are going to affect me. Period! I’ve changed so much inside – I’m going to make sure that shows on the outside too.
In a perfect world, I would do nothing but focus on being healthy for the next 42 days right? Well, this ain’t a perfect world and I have a life to live, haha. I have a fundraiser to co-host, 3 birthday parties to attend and friends coming to town for a visit at the end of March. But, I won’t let any of that deter me. I will pre-plan my meals, and if I have to go out to eat…I’ll make the healthiest choice possible (which might be eating before hand and just having a soup or salad with my friends). If I want to make this work, I’m going to have to make sacrifices!
So, this post will serve as an open letter to all my beloved friends….if you want to see me for the next 2 months, I hope it’s to do something healthy. 🙂
Now, the day-to-day motivation for sticking to “The Vegas Plan”? Black, dressy boot-leg pants that are 1 size too small. I bought them 4 years ago…and have never worn them. I will wear them in Vegas. To make sure of it, I’m hanging them outside my armoire – so I see them as soon as I wake up. Next to it I hung a sign that says “42 days!” – it’s not quite the big calendar – but it’s perfect for now. So, I shouldn’t say I HAVE to lose 30 pounds necessarily – 25 might be enough for the pants to fit. But, I WILL wear those damn pants to the show!
Do you guys have any tips for me on staying on point? Any ways I can sneak extra exercise in?