Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Introducing Project 10!

I am so thrilled to be joining a group of amazing bloggers for a new challenge to lose 10lbs in 10 weeks! Most of us are moms, and we've developed this challenge as a way to get healthier, lose weight, and most of all support one another. My friend Stephanie over at Stephanie's Mommy Brain came up with the idea, and I jumped on it!

Being part of a group of women that all share the same frustrations with weight loss, time constraints and stress is a great way to feel less alone. Doing this together will enable us to share our stories, exchange tips and recipes, get together for work-outs, and provide moral support.

As most of you know, I've been trying all year to lose weight. I did great in January, dropping 10lbs of my remaining Joseph pregnancy weight. Right now I hover between being at my pre-Joseph weight and being 2-3 lbs over. I tend to have really motivated days and days where I just don't seem to care. I know that being accountable on here and to this group of women will help me stick with it!

My real goal is to turn healthy living into a lifestyle, not a diet. To do that, I've decided that each week I will set two eating related goals and one exercise related goal. I will give myself a week to make each goal a habit, and then add more the following week.

Weekly Goals:

1. Keep a food & drink diary
     I hear that this is one of the best ways to prevent yourself from over-eating. Knowing that I will have to write every morsel down will hopefully curb my mid-day snacking binge!
2. Drink 8 glasses of water
    Water is the key to weight loss and being healthy. Often thirst is confused for hunger, and drinking a glass can stave off cravings and prevent over-eating. The food diary will be a great way to ensure that I'm getting enough water.
3. Ab work
     I have a nice ab work routine that I found in a magazine. I've done it off and on since January, and my goal this week is to do it every single day. It's 10 minutes of stretching and moves involving a 5lb weight, and when I did it every day in January I noticed a big difference in my muscle tone. If you're interested in doing the same routine, you can find the article here.

If you would like to lose 10 pounds with us, or just want to get healthy, we'd love for you to link up over at Stephanie's page! We can all use the support that comes with doing this together.

If you have time, check out the other Project 10 participants. I love all these women, and they all have fabulous blogs!

Stephanie's Mommy BrainSweet Lil' YouLearning to JuggleMy Wrinkle in TimeSoxy's Diamond, Mama Loves BooksThe New Modern MommaBlush MamasFilling Our Bucket and Project 10's Fitness Advisor Running and Cupcakes

*Yesterday I posted a recipe for Garden Vegetable Soup. As part of my get-healthy quest, I'm on the search for healthy dinners. Check it out, and feel free to share any recipes you might have!


  1. Love your goals!! I'm borrowing some!! =) Can't wait to support and help each other through this journey!

  2. Thank you so much for posting that link on the ab work - I need to work on strengthening my core and this looks like something that could really help. I'm going to need Samantha to help me on my form, for sure! Great goals, BlogHer roomie!

  3. Great goals!! I'm always amazed at how little work it takes to see a huge difference in my abs. Which begs the question, why do I avoid exercise if I know it doesn't take much? :)

    Stephanie Kay
    Stephanie's Mommy Brain

  4. Great goals!! I can't wait to see your after pictures after the ab work you're doing!!

    Stephanie Kay
    Stephanie's Mommy Brain

  5. I love this for so many reasons! It is nice to see ideas other people have an incorporate them too! I have been really trying to drink more water. I only have 1 non-water beverage a day and people might die if I gave up the coffee, so it's stayin! lol


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