Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition ~ My Inspirational Photos

This week for Extreme Makover: Me Edition, hosted by the lovely Amber at {aefilkins}, in addition to sharing our goals for the week, we are sharing photos that inspire us in our “weight loss/get healthy/get happy about our bodies” endeavors. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Daisy de la Hoya has recently become my inspiration, in part because she is only two and a half inches taller than me {there aren’t a lot of teeny celebrities} and because we are fairly close in age {some reports say she’s 33, others say 25 ~ either way, she’s close to my 28}, but mainly because I think she’s absolutely adorable. {Please note that my desire to have her body does not include a wish for fake breasts!}

I am also inspired by a picture of myself that I took and sent to Nate during a trip to Hawaii right before we started officially dating. This was in December ’07 and was the first time in a long time that I was completely satisfied with my body. I gained about ten pounds and lost some of my definition in the first few months of our relationship ~ I started eating more {Nate’s family is Italian and their weekly get~togethers always include delicious food} and working out less, and have been struggling to get my Hawaii body back ever since. {Apparently my body likes the extra weight a lot more than I do because it sure seems reluctant to let me lose it!}

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My goals for the week are to:

~ Add cardio back into my workout routine. {I’ve been focusing most of my attention on strength training and Pilates, and really need to get back on the elliptical machine.}
~ Do 5 sessions of Pilates.
~ Continue eating a salad at least once a day. {I have done this every day for almost two weeks and feel really good about it.}
~ Limit my random snacking ~ this really is my weight~loss downfall. I’m a horrible snacker.

I hope everyone has a fabulous week and I wish you all luck with your goals!



Connie Weiss said...

Daisy is hot! And so are you in Hawaii! You can totally have that body again. I think you have an excellent plan to follow!

Have a great week!

jenjen said...

Hi Heather!

Good inspiration. You really rocked that bikini! Good plan. You will totally reach your goal!


J.J. said...

You did rock that bikini!!!!

I love salad during the warmer months. So refreshing!!! Good luck on getting the eliptical cardio in...I have never even tried that. :)

Have a great week!

Xazmin said...

You look great! I know you will get there...and so will I!

Good luck on the cardio, and less snacking...snacking is my downfall too!

Have a great week!

Jen said...

Hi Heather - thanks for coming over to my blog to encourage me!

Your Hawaii picture is a great inspiration (and you sent it to him BEFORE you were dating - you must have been very close! ;) ) You can get back to that - go for it! You're still young and your body hasn't been stretched out by children - my body will never cooperate in such an endeavor. I just want to get healthy.

Keep up the good work!

Lynn said...

You are rockin the bikini girl!! I find myself reading others posts today and having to look back and see if that is them or the inspiration character!! You could be both. Sounds like you have a plan, perhaps salads every day would be a good idea for all!!

Bobbi Jo said...

Great picture of you Hot lady! Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

onegirliegirl said...

You look fantastic in you Hawaii picture. You are soooo going to get there, and soon!!!

Great Plan! Great week!

xoxo ~Lisa

shortmama said...

You will get there girl! Good luck this week!

Amber said...

Hot dang Gina!!! Look at that smokin girl!! You DO look like Daisy in that picture!! Woo hoo! You'll get there again, especially if you only have 10 pounds to lose!

By the way, your Daisy post helped me to figure out a question for this week. I bookmarked it in my mind. :)

3 Peas in a Pod said...

Wow Heather you look hot in your inspiration picture!!! My dream does include fake boobs!!! :-)

Good luck this week. Your goals look like they could be mine!! I am a horrible snacker too. It's so hard to stop doing that, isn't it!!!

Much love from NJ,

Vivienne said...

You'll do great! Check out how hot your bod can look! Kicking up your cardio a notch sounds like a good plan!