Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Next Project

I know I promised a post about strength training but I just can't get my head around it at the moment. My body may be physically here going through the motions of life; work, workouts, chores, etc. but my mind is already strolling through Troupe Square in the moonlight.

I should be cleaning the house right now but I just spent an hour in my closet trying on vacation outfits for my imaginary friends Tim Gunn and Carson Kressley. I can't even begin to describe how good it feels to have nice, normal sized clothing that fits well and looks pretty and that I'm excited to wear. Fat Andra had terrible stress about packing for vacation. Nothing ever looks right when you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. I don't ever want to experience that feeling again! I'm going to end up over packing on clothes and shoes, but who cares? It's so awesome to be able to have that luxury.

I really must get back to my to-do list but I want to tell you a little bit about my next project. When we return, I'm going to do something a little different. Have you ever actually followed a fitness and/or eating plan that you've read about in a fitness magazine? I haven't. They always seem too physically demanding combined with way too few calories, which does not fit in to my idea of a happy life.

But an article in the September issue of Self magazine called "You Minus 8" caught my eye. The eating plan is 3 meals, 1 snack and 1 treat for a total of 1600 calories plus a varied workout plan designed to shave off up to 8 pounds in 4 weeks. It looks like a totally doable plan and the menus look tasty, tasty enough to feed my husband. So, I'm going to follow the eating plan, do the workouts and blog about my experience during and the results after. What do you think? Care to join me? Read more about it at Self magazine's website.

My outfits are chosen and I have my nail colors picked out for my mani/pedi on Friday so I have no excuse but to get in there and clean the bathroom. I hope you have a fantastic day!


  1. i did one of those diets once, and i felt like i was walking around with the holy bible. If i did one mistake i felt horrible, as if i couldnt fix it. It takes good motivation to stick to it, which i can see you have. let me know how it goes.

  2. Sounds like a fun experiment to me! I've done a ton of magazine diet/exercise plans - some I've liked, others not so much. This one sounds liek a good one though and I'm excited that you're so excited!! Good luck!

  3. I am going to check it out and see what it all entails. I have never followed anything like that before, so it could be interesting!

  4. I was reading my Self magazine and immediately turned to that section. Surprise, surprise when it is pretty much what my trainer has me doing! I eat that amount each day, etc. So I am happy to report that similar programs work! Good luck and enjoy that vacay!