I know some people want to wait until January 1st before starting over with weight loss goals, exercise plans, etc., but for me, I can’t wait. I know that if I say I’ll start Monday, Monday will never happen. Last year was nothing but “mondays” for me, and I won’t have that again this year. I was going to start with some other exercise DVD’s, but after a few days I realized they weren’t for me. I contacted my old Coach through Beachbody yesterday and she got me started on a plan that will take me through the next 20 weeks.


I’ll be doing a Turbo Fire / ChaLEAN Extreme Hybrid. I looked through the schedule last night and I’m pretty excited about it! Everything is layed out for me, I just have to push play and stick to it!


Like I mentioned, this hybrid schedule is 20 weeks long, which will take me approximately through Memorial Day.


First things first, I had the husband take “before” pictures last night. No body snarking…

but let’s just say I have some things to work on.



And now I realize why my back hurts ALL the time, I look pregnant!!! Craziness. Full disclosure: I weigh more right this second than I did when any of my 3 children were born. That’s just unacceptable.

And then this morning, I took the obligatory measurements.


  • Chest: 44”
  • R Arm: 13.5”
  • L Arm: 13.5”
  • Waist: 41”
  • Hips: 46.5”
  • R Thigh: 24”
  • L Thigh: 24”

On the plan for today was Stretch 40


I thought 40 minutes of stretching? Piece of cake. I was so wrong. So very wrong. It was 40 minutes of modified yoga that kicked my beyond out of shape booty and had me wishing I was not so out of shape!!!

After a shower and some much needed lemon water, I had eggs, toast and a tangerine.


Perfect start to my day! I won’t be making resolutions for 2012, but I will be making goals for myself. Because, really, who doesn’t like a fresh start?

I haven’t been to a Weight Watchers meeting since December 10th and I’m terrified about going tomorrow morning. According to my scale, I packed on about 6lbs. But, I don’t have any regrets. I refused to worry about food or anything else this Christmas season. I concentrated on my family, friends, having fun and making memories…because as anyone can tell you, life is way too freaking short to not have fun with your family and indulge every once in awhile!!!


32 thoughts on “2012

  1. Good for you! You can do it! I totally agree about letting go aroud the holidays! It’s nice to kick back and indulge once in a while 🙂 Looking forward to reading your updates!

  2. Hi Jen! The battery in my scale died months ago and I haven’t tried to replace it. I know I didn’t eat perfectly healthy over the holidays and whether the scale says so or not, I know my body would appreciate cleaner eating and more exercise. I totally agree with you, life is too short to sweat the small stuff. I think 2012 will be a wonderful year!

  3. Here’s to both of us having a clean start in 2012!! I just made some chicken apple breakfast sausages – 2 WW points for each one and so delicious! I’ll be posting the recipe tomorrow.

    Happy New Year Jen!!

  4. Gotta love “before” pictures… I came across mine that I took back in November today, and sadly- I haven’t changed much… but I do have that whole New Year’s motivation thing going on right now.
    I haven’t been to WW since right after Thanksgiving, but have still been following the program. The only meetings I can go to are in the evening, and that just doesn’t work for me. I am much better at just weighing myself at home, naked, first thing in the morning. 🙂
    Good luck with the program- it looks hardcore!

  5. my sissy did turbo fire and loved it. I on the other hand, couldnt stop laughing the entire time!! Im not very coordinated, and some of the routines can get crazy, especially hiit! I just couldnt keep up and got super frustrated. My sister was SO into it though!

  6. Awesome job! You got this! I definitely think sticking to a routine is what’s going to help me get into wedding shape. I’m not making any more excuses! And you are right, by logging in my exercises and food I am holding myself more accountable!

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