When it comes to diet and exercise, I’m just super flighty. I always have grand plans and am super motivated in the beginning, but always peter out a few weeks in. There have been a few instances where I stuck with it–and money and humiliation have always been involved. I trained for and ran the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile after I told everyone I knew I was running it, and I completed the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day (60 miles!) 8 years ago mainly because I had to raise money and couldn’t NOT do it after people gave to the cause, right?

So this year I decided that the best way to finally get my fat ass in shape is to throw money and humiliation prevention at it. To that end, I’ve hired a personal trainer (authority figures also scare motivate me, btw) who has so kindly given me “homework” for the week. I’ve also signed up for the FAYE contest over at Loser Moms. Instead of talking about races, I’ve gone ahead and registered for a few spring races. Now I can’t back out, right?

This is my week’s workout plan:

Cardio: 20 mins of walking/jogging

  • Monday: Cardio, plank hold (3 X’s- 30 seconds), stretch for 5 minutes
  • Tuesday: Cardio, stretc
  • Wednesday: Cardio, 1/2 plank hold 3 X’s-30secs, abdominal work for 5 mins- on back: basic crunch; shins parallel to floor crunch; feet to the sky crunch; scissor kick legs w/ arms down at sides
  • Thursday: Trainer session
  • Friday: Cardio, stretch
  • Saturday: Cardio, 20 pushups 20 tricep dips 20 squat jumps 20 forward lunges (step forward into a lunge and return to start)
  • Sunday: Cardio, stretch

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