Tuesday, January 17, 2012

12 Week Makeover

So who's up for a 12 week health makeover?  Want to join me?  I'm following the All You magazine 2012 12 week health challenge and I'll be docummenting it here.  So, what are we up to this week? 

Week 1:  Get a journal

Seems easy enough, right?  Find a notebook, pretty journal or blank wordprocessing document and start writing.  Write down:

  • Everything you eat (yes, breakfast, lunch, dinner and any random grazing - every bite!)
  • All your exercising (even if you just write "had a dance party in the living room with the kids")
  • How you felt when you ate or exercised (I was bored so I ate some chocolate.  I ran a mile and felt a total high.)
All this documenting may seem overwhelming in the beginning, but it's a good way to keep track so you can look back at your week and see what habits need to change.  And maybe having to write it down will keep you from putting the cupcakes in your mouth (or motivate you to get out of bed and hit the gym).  Getting into the journaling habit will really come in handy over the next 11 weeks, so let's get started!

And so that I'm accountable, here are my starting stats:

Weight - 122
Days I eat junk - 7
Days I work out - 0

Well - it can only get better from here, right?  So - will you join me?

p.s. - there might be a little *ahem* prize involved for one (or several) of you who do this with me and comment with your progress every week - just sayin'


  1. You and are are just about on the same line as far as the working out goes. I get depressed thinking about it lol:)

  2. Hi there. I just wanted to offer a little tool when it comes to journaling. There is a website called livestrong.com (as in Lance Armstrong's) & you can enter all of your food & activities under the 'My plate' section, even a little glass of water that fills up as you drink your 8-a-day. I use it off & on and it's even kind of fun. It keeps statistics of the types of food you eat & everything. Pretty handy tool for journaling and has almost any kind of food you would prepare or eat out.