Today is the kickoff of Mir’s Christmas Dress Countdown Challenge, fourteen weeks to a new Christmas Dress! I’m playing along, because I would love love love to have a new dress. I haven’t had a new fancy dress in many, many years!
PRIORITY #1 “Do-It” : Get a smaller sized dress.
Okay. Sort of done. I’m still shopping for a dress. Actually, I think the dress is the biggest challenge of all, because *gasp*…I hate shopping. I really do. Malls make me hyperventilate, and little shops are just too pricey. This is what is currently catching my eye. I’d put a picture here, but darn if I can figure out how to break the coding on the Dillard’s website viewer thingie to snag the actual picture of the dress. As for a smaller size, maybe not, because I hit my goal size this month, a size 10. I will commit to a figure hugging dress, though, very different from the drapey size 18 dresses I started with! I’ll keep this “Do-It” updated as we go along.
DO-IT: Select a caloric daily limit. All-righty then. I’m a Weight Watchers fan, so I’ll stick to my points. 29 daily points 49 weeklies.
DO-IT: Exercise a minimum of 3x a week. Yeah. Got this! I already exercise at least five days a week, so I’ll set a goal of 50 activity points per week. I’ll get those points with biking, Zumba, Boot Camp, Swimming, Running, whatever. I’m an equal-opportunity exerciser.
DO-IT: Strive to be consistent with healthy challenge habits. Consistent I am. Reliable. Loyal. Dang, I could be a labrador retriever!
DO-IT: Hydrate sufficiently. I have to work at this. Most days I’m right on, but there are still times that I let my attention slip and at bedtime I realize that I’ve only had a few glasses of water. My goal is 64 ounces a day, minimum. More if it’s hot. And yes, it’s still blazing hot here. Summer is persistent this year.
DO-IT: Choose a book and work on your main obstacle-to-losing issue.
Refuse to Regain by Dr. Berkeley. I am so very, very close to my goal weight, so I need to start prepping my head for maintenance.
DO-It: One initial post on September 11, 2011. Well look at the date up there. It’s September 11!!
DO-IT: One update post a week, Got it. As the co-pilot and substitute cheerleader, I plan to post weekly over at the Dress Challenge Website as well, showering you with all the advice I can muster.
DO -IT: Link up to your weekly updates. Yep, I can handle this one, too.
DO-IT: Be supportive. THIS I can do. I can cheer with the best of them, but don’t expect hurkies or splits.