Monday, January 17, 2011

Top of the muffin, to ya!

The last thing I'd ever do is turn this into a weight loss blog. Obviously, some actual "loss" would have to take place to make that a reality, but secondarily, fun things happen in my life that are far more awesome to talk about.  Like coffee filter wreaths.

But before I get into the awesome that is that wreath, tomorrow, tonight I'll say this: We're going to Fort Lauderdale in May and I'm not taking a muffin top with me. I'm feeling the pressure from a stringy, three-headed monster named Polyester, Spandex and Lycra.

Luckily, I have a three-pronged approach:

1. I'll do some sort of exercise If it's warm enough and light outside - because our treadmill broke and our neighborhood is spooky at night - I'll get in a C25K run. If it's not or not, I'll do Wii Zumba, a Pilates dvd or Wii Just Dance.  

Regarding the latter: Enjoyable in equal parts are the 80s-heavy choreography and Brandon's sweet moves. I can not understand how the Wii possibly favors his flailing and constant bouncing (Tigger does Jersey Shore fist-pumping), but he almost always beats me, so I guess that makes me Pooh.

2. I'll continue with my super healthy, slightly unorthodox Vegan diet. ..b/c it would be embarrassing to be the only fat vegan in history.

3. I will drink so much water that Harper will get to follow me into the bathroom at least thrice as often as she does, now. Don't have a toddler and know anything about this? Ha. Just wait.

And since Monday is a total fail of a day, I'll update every Monday until May.


  1. We got the Dance game for the Xbox Kinect. I am no match for Kelley's skills.

  2. Have a glass or 2 of green tea everyday. There are so many flavors you can try too. I prefer green tea with mint and drink it hot or iced. It's a natural diuretic and helped me lose weight summer before my Junior yr @ UNC. I was swimming 3x/week too, but drank green tea every morning before work cuz I thought it was healthier than coffee. Only realized later at my yearly physical it was also a diuretic and when combined with routine exercise helped me drop a dress size. ...Does it count if my dog follows me into the bathroom? Not the same as a toddler, but Birkin is giving me some good practice. Again, if you want a real gym, please come visit and me and little Birkin will handle Harper ;)

  3. Jess, I was just waffling in the grocery store two days ago about green tea! I think I will. I'm already drinking a gallon of water, but with a cup or two of coffee in the morning. Ideally, I'd like to ditch the coffee all together and I need a suitable replacement.

    Paul, that's good to hear. I'm sure Kelley would feel just as lame as I do if you were beating her consistently.

  4. Hi Courtney - Read your blog yesterday and saw the reference to C25K and googled it. I have been walking but I was just telling my husband yesterday that I wish I could run. Anyway, it seems doable so I downloaded an app to my phone and did the first day today - it wasn't too bad. We will see if I can stick with it Thanks for inspiring me!!!

  5. Way to go! I looove the C25k apps. You can't beat 3 days/week! It's long enough between runs to forget that it's hard!

  6. woot!!

    Dude. Just Dance is one hell of workout & I'm not ashamed to say it!!

  7. It is NO JOKE! If you aren't winded at the end, you are simply not gettin' your groove on.