Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bat Wings Be Damned!

I have to be honest, as that's what this site is really about.  I haven't been good.  I have been eating garbage and not working out as much as I should.  Do I feel guilty?  A little.  Ah well.  "To err is human; to forgive, divine." ~Alexander Pope   In that spirit, I forgive me.

But herein lies the trouble with giving myself the summer 'off':  November 3 marks the 6 month countdown to my wedding.  Uh-oh.  It's almost time for dress fittings!

So here starts my renewed effort to get with the program.  Back to the gym 4-5 times a week.  Back to watching what I eat.  Back to all of the things that I know I should have been doing all along.  I hope to drop 15 lbs. by the wedding.  I don't want to lose so much that my dress needs extensive alterations!

Most of all, I have to tone up these arms!  I don't need my 'bat wings' flappin' in the breeze while I try to dance the night away!  And for this very reason, I am going to start doing more weight training.  Mandatory.  Previously, I have focused primarily on cardio and keeping my heart rate up.  This time around, I'll pump more iron.  Gotta do it.  And they say that muscle burns fat anyway, so it should be a win-win!  Unless I can't lift my arms to brush my teeth.  Or my hair.  Should all be worth it in the end!

I need a new mantra though.  Something that captures my goals in a catchy little phrase.  Hmmm... I think I've got it!

"Bat wings be damned!"

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