Tuesday, January 8, 2013

30 By 30

This year I turn the BIG 3-0. My birthday isn't until August, which gives me motivation to get into shape by then. My goal is to lose 30 lbs. by 30. I know it's a lot, ad it's probably not realistic, but whatever. Might as well shoot high!

In December I did a weight loss competition at work and lost 11 lbs. in four weeks. I cut out sugar, ate healthy snacks every few hours, and tried to make sure dinner was the smallest meal of the day. It seemed to work. As of last week I got back on course after eating horribly during the holidays.

This time around I have two of my oldest friends joining me, Kathrin of Shop.School.Sleep. and Tiffany of Polka Dotted Cats.


We've been friends since junior high and we all turn 30 this year. To help motivate each other to be happy with our weight by our birthdays we are having a monthly contest: winner collects $5 from the others each month. Hopefully it's enough to hold each other accountable.

Wish us luck!

In other news, my last few days have consisted of pretty sunsets, necklaces, and nails + friends!



27 comments:

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

I'd highly suggest exploring the Paleo diet! It may seem a little tough at first, but it really works/makes you feel great! My husband lost 55lbs in like 6 months eating that way! Best of luck! :)

Mills said...

The big 3-0 is tough, but also fun because usually there is a shitshow party involved!

I love that you guys added a little gambling into the weight loss plan, def keeps motivation up.

jeands said...

good luck to your goals. this inspires me to lose some pounds too before i hit 32! eeep!!

Susan said...

Ahhh 30. That was a tough one for me.
I just watched an amazing documentary called Hungry for Change. Have a peek. Talks to no dieting but rather changing what/how we eat. Very cool.
Good luck with your goals and Happy New Year! xo

JP Lord said...

You can do it! I hope you read that in Rob Schnider in the Water Boy's voice because that's how I said it. But seriously - awesome that you and your friends are in this together! And 30 is the new 20 :) rock it girl.
xx

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You can do it!

Josie said...

This is such a great idea -- I know you'll be great!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Blue Dog Belle said...

Good luck love!!! You can do it!

Mree said...

You can do it!! Good luck!!!!

Jill said...

11 lbs. lost is awesome! I am terrible about eating...got my working out down pat but eating. I need QUITE the re-vamp! Good luck on reaching your goals! :)

Dana {bloom and inspire} said...

Way to go on losing 11 pounds. So that means you only have 19 more to go, right?!

I had a whole list of things to do by the time I turned 30, but embarrassingly didn't get to nearly any of them, so I removed it from my blog. Muahahaha.

Keep up the good work...get that money from Tiffany and Kathrin!

Amanda said...

I love that you added a monthly winner to the mix! Good luck!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

YOU CAN DO IT! I know you can. Or else I'm taking all of your money!

Rachel said...

Hi there - new follower form the linkup! Love your blog & can't wait to read more! Hope you have a great day :)
Rachel
http://sugar-stripes.blogspot.com/

Treasure Tromp said...

good luck - you can do it!!

love love, Nicole

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

great idea!- and u can totally do it - ps - 30 is THE best! - so embrace your 3-0! ... and i did the color run too - SO MUCH FUN!

Tiara Wasner said...

Good Luck! You can do it. I like to workout in the morning. That way i can't make excuses after work :)

smk053078 said...

I love that you three ladies are joining together. Having someone hold you accountable always helps!! I know that all three of you will rock it. And if you did it once....you can do it again. Losing 30 lbs by August is 100% do-able!!! I am cheering you on!!!!

Miss Angie said...

You have totally got this! :)

Becky said...

I think August is obtainable!!! Good luck!

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

Love your blog! What an inspiration :) I'm now following you on GFC :)

Mimi said...

this is a big year for you, leeann!!! i wish you all the best! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Redheaded Daybook said...

omgosh!
i totally missed out on the color run this year because i got pregnant. but you look like you had Sooooooo much fun!

Redheaded Daybook

Christina said...

I love that you guys are working together! And money is always a great motivator! I have a 30 pound goal this year too. We can do it!

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Aw that's so cute that you've all been friends and now blog hehe

Good luck!!

Amber said...

Oh I love the 30 by 30 idea. Especially the motivation you girls have set up for one another!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

You can do it!! Good luck!

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