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Becoming a Dreamgirl

I'm on my way...that's right! I'm on my way to become my own "dreamgirl." I am the constant perfectionist and I am ready to dedicate my life to a health lifestyle. I'm pretty good with working out, but my eating habits are not as good. So in accordance with my pursuit of perfection I will begin a high protein and semi low carb diet. I do not want to eliminate carbs because well (1) I love them; (2) I feel like I need them for running; and (3) Did I mention I love them? :)

Anyways, tonight I'm going to go to the gym with Nick and knock three miles out on the treadmill and do some lifting/stretching. Then I'm going to get me some protein powder.

I cannot seem to get enough protein in my regular diet without adding a protein supplement.

Also, I'm going to start using Sparkpeople on a regular basis to monitor my calorie intake. I think this is the only way for me to get out of this weight loss slump. I just cannot seem to get under my current weight. Its like I'm stuck there and can't get under it. Even when I workout, I still stay there. All last week my weight stood steady at this damn number. I REALLY WANT TO DROP 6 pounds by April 5th. This is a really reasonable goal and I need to just "get 'er done" already.

I'm hoping to increase my lean muscle mass and simultaneously drop excess fat pounds. Hopefully the protein will help. I am going to accomplish this goal for once and for all. I hope that along the way I get my eating habits under control.

One more goal = to have at least 8 glasses of water a day. This is something I currently struggle with...so here's to becoming a dreamgirl.

Sounds like a good plan.  Best of luck losing the pounds!

By the way, have you ever been to Traineo?  Great, free weight-loss website.

Good luck Tara, the only protien type supplement I could ever stomach is Endurox as a recovery but now I have gone to Chocolate Milk. mmmmmmm much better. :)

Good luck Tara, the only protien type supplement I could ever stomach is Endurox as a recovery but now I have gone to Chocolate Milk. mmmmmmm much better. :)

You're so focused, but don't forget to enjoy life a bit and stop worrying about FIVE pounds. I wish that's all I had to worry about. Life is too damn short to go insane about the scale. GIRL you are beautiful and I love you!

Mom

Protein powder smoothie with fresh fruit and milk is very healthy way. Good luck! Keep us with the healthy habits.

When I knocked off soda the first of the month, I began drinking more water. 1 nalgene bottle (32oz) in the AM before lunch, 1 in the afternoon before the school day is over, and then try to gulp down atleast another one before bed! I can't beleive how much better I feel! Plus, I feel as if it really helps me from getting injured with my running!

Let me know how that protein powder works out for you! God knows I don't get enough protein myself!

It sounds like we have very similar goals - I just recently posted about changing my diet. I also want to beach ready for my wedding expect I have more than 5 pounds to go.

Good luck and thanks for the inspiration.

What are the official duties of a "dreamgirl"? :-)

Well...you are well on your way...dream girl. :-)

Time for a new blog post.

Amen..how are you doing?

happy Valentine's Day, Tara! Hope you and your hubby had a nice eavening together!

Hello?... Anybody home?...

COME ON T!!! You are a worse blogger than me!!!! :-)

Tara, are you still running Shamrock this year?  Send me your e-mail address so I can invite you to my Shamrock After-Party.  I'm at fullmetallunchbox@gmail.com

Hope to see you around.

-Josh

OH Tara!!! Where have you been?

Hi Tara! We miss you in blog land!

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  • I'm Tara
  • From Chicago Suburbs, IL
  • Still feeling defeated by my injury that prevented me from running the Chicago Marathon this year, I've decided to refocus!The new focus of my life and this blog is to train and prepare for TWO half marathons next year. I'm also *DREAMING* about gearing up for a triathlons, but have no bike right now. :)
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