Its been a week of preparation for me. Today, Fat Tuesday is the last day of my fat habits. I am kicking the fat girl inside of me out! Tomorrow, on the first day of Lent I am starting the Passover-Lent Off (PLO). This is a challenge that was put out by my friend Toni Senecal of Toni On! New York. Yes, the same Toni who just completed the Mamas Bootcamp. She kicked butt in that challenge and since that ended, she has been looking for some people who need a good kick in the butt. The goal of the challenge isbomlose the most body fat. Starting tomorrow, about 50 of us have been challenged to give up bread (Passover) and choose something else to give up for Lent (food wise) until the first day of Passover (April 6). The incentive, beyond weight loss and bragging rights, are some cool prizes. The grand prize includes a two-night stay at the Montauk Yacht Club!!!
So, Sunday I headed up to New York Sports Club in Croton-on-Hudson, NY for the first weigh in. It's about 90 minutes from my house, but I figured it was best to start this challenge as a group. My neighbor drove up with me (well, she drove) as she gave birth last summer and is ready to shed the weight that's left. We also met up with one of my BFFs up there as she is ready to make a big change in her life. I really wanted to be there to support her and well, size up some of the competition. (Kidding guys)
So, I know everyone is on the edge of their seats dying to know what I am giving up for Lent. I am giving up candy, and well I eat alot of candy. Probably more than most children and possibly as much as Janae of HungryRunnerGirl.com. So it's not going to be easy. And in case that wasn't enough, Toni decided that I should also give up alcohol. What?! No wine and no sour skittles?! Yup! Bring it on!
I will be posting more details about my diet and exercise during the challenge. It's mostly for accountability but also I'll need help with food choices and workout suggestions. There will be virtual workouts and new food choices and the best part is that I have a bunch of close friends and family doing the challenge so it should be interesting.
On that note, bring on the PLO Challenge!!