Solo Shrinkvivor – Week 1 – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


September 28, 2011 By thea

So, I’m going this one alone. While I want the team thing to work for me, I usually do a really bad job of keeping up with everybody ON my team.

Half the time, I feel like I need to Outfit, Outlose, and Outlast myself, you know what I mean? My mind just gets in the way too much.

I’ll be rolling along, doing the challenges, weighing in…and there has been talk of a side bet among a few of us ladies not on a tribe this time. We’re still hammering out the details. We’ll see what happens with that one.

Every challenge needs some goals, right? Right. I’m big on goals. Just not always so big on following through with them. It’s a real issue I have.

  1. I’m about 6 pounds over where I’d like to be. My starting weight is 161. I will lose those 6 pounds and get down to 155 by the end of the challenge.
  2. I will do at least 30 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes of strength, 5 days a week.
  3. I will cross the finish line of my first ever 1/2 marathon on October 16 UNDER the 3:00:00 mark.

I used to be in the habit of rewarding myself when I reached my goals. I should get back into that habit. I’m not sure what to do, though. I would like to come up with weekly goals and an overall goal. Gotta have something to work towards, you know? Do you have any suggestions?