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a 90 Day Project
I’ve been toying with the idea of doing some sort of online project – inspired by very personal and creative projects such as the forty days of dating project and the 52 photos project. I was thinking my own contribution to this idea would relate to Townes and Daisy, but the more I mulled it over, the more it became clear that this was going to have to be a fitness project. Yes, I am a new mom and yes this is ground well covered by better bloggers than I. But I’m not really fazed by that fact. You know why? Because I am patently MISERABLE in my out-of-shape-ness. Drastic times call for drastic measures. So I am cribbing the format directly from Jessica and Timothy at forty days of dating and I am going to document PUBLICLY my 90 day effort to get in shape.
In case I generate any sort of blowback in reference to this post from the feminist blogosphere hoi polloi I want to say that though I have always been a very small-framed woman with no weight issues, as a now a not-so-small woman with developing weight issues, I do not believe this is particularly about my vanity or unreasonable expectations. And I'm referring to the unrealistic expectations that the mass media and the fashion industry have supposedly foisted upon me. I am a grown-up. I'm not trying to get back to pre-baby levels of fitness in 6 weeks a la half of Hollyweird. I simply feel like crap since I have gained weight. And I have aches and pains the likes of which I never have suffered from before. Therefore, I see a direct correlation between my general good health and my previously small frame. Deal with it. I want to get healthy. I am getting my mojo back. So there.
- Drink half my body weight in water (in ounces) a day.
- No fast food whatsoever.
- No diet sodas.
- Work out every day in some capacity even if it’s just walking. No giving in because it wasn’t a “real” workout.
- Fill out the questionnaire every day.
- One personal act of pampering a week.
- Weigh-in every week with photo documentation. Ick.
- Keep a food diary.Boring! But useful!
- Share the entire project online and in public no matter the outcome. Potentially mortifying!
- One fitness class a week.
- One counseling session a week.
- No alcohol.Eek!
- Do not be held hostage by the unrealistic expectations of others. You know who you are.
I’m not going to post about this while I am doing it, but will share all the gory details including photos (I said it) starting in November after I have finished the project. Wish me luck. I am going to need it. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. Suck it fatness.