Sunday, April 29, 2012


"Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success." 
- Thomas J. Watson 

I'm going to tell you ladies that this is the real deal. People tell me that I inspire them, well I haven't felt very inspiring lately, in fact, I feel just the opposite. (Miki, I love you! We have always been so much a like. Wanna run a 5k together? You pick one and I'll drive out and do it with you? Or we could just plan a day and run our own 5k? What do you think? I'm serious.) Ladies, check her blog out! She isn't a banded diva but she is bad-A none-the-less!

I'm going to run a 1/2 marathon, I'm going to finish before the van of shame has to come pick me up.
I'm going to get to goal weight.
I'm going to continue to live a healthier, more active lifestyle.
I'm going to be a fierce Dragon Warrior- for life.

What have I learned about myself? That I can't exclude entire food groups. Saying "absolutely no candy/treats" has triggered more binging than any other thing I've ever attempted (not been pretty ladies). So I'm going to continue with my previous plan with a few adaptations. (Thanks to Cat)

1 point for each mile ran.
1 point for each day I stay under 1200 calories.
1 point for each day that I meet expectations for a workout.
3 points for each pound lost.

-1 point for each 1-99 calories I go over my 1200 calorie allotment.
-1 point for each skipped exercise.

Each point is worth 1 dollar, I can chose when to redeem the points, but not before my 1 year bandiversary. (This post is going to rock... well I hope. At least the pictures will be memorable.)

What do you think ladies? Can I do it?


  1. Of course you can, you are a Dragon Warrior!!! Also, I just want to say that I love that you post your "downs" as well as your "ups", I know you said you don't feel very inspiring lately but that's really what makes you inspiring... your ability to bounce back! Someday, I'm going to be as awesome as you.

  2. So true - whenever I try the "all or nothing" approach I end up knee deep in candy wrappers! Love your reward plan and I can't wait for your 1 year post! Keep Crushing it!

  3. You can totally do it....and now you kinda have to because you put it out there and we are all gonna bother you about it....

  4. Awww I love you too!! The journey to a better self is the hardest one of all and it is so nice to have people who are behind you no matter what! As for the 5K its on! :)
    Your determination and the fact that you never ever give up is the most inspiring thing ever!