m&F McDishYes, I can hear you now.

“You can’t do that!”

“It’s unhealthy!”

Blah, blah, blah…

Maybe I can’t.  But what if I can?

Losing 30 pounds would get me to my goal weight of 157.  That’s right.  I weigh 187 pounds.

(See that?  That was painful honesty and transparency and here’s a little more…)

I’m 47 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, weigh 187, have 38% bodyfat, and my bust, waist, and hip measurements equal 123.5 inches.

Yes, I’m tall so I carry it well, but the fact of the matter is I’m tired of carrying it.

nat musc anja langerIt’s been my dream for decades to have the physique of a figure competitor.  I’ve heard all the naysayers find fault in that so, if you’re one of them, don’t waste your energy.  Fact is, I really don’t give a rat’s ass how many people find muscle on a woman unattractive.  If you like your women tiny, weak, and frail, you’re probably weak too.  Go away.

Fit and healthy is the kind of sexy I want to be.

Jennifer Martinez-Acosta, someone I know personally who has made an amazing transformation of her physique. Now she helps others do the same by inspiring and training them. Click on the image for details on her and her husband’s boot camps.

So back to my mission: Lose 30lbs and 30” in 30 days?  Probably not, but I’m giving myself 30 days to go all in and get a jump on this effort.  Have you ever given yourself 30 days to focus on just one thing?  I know, I have work and a family too, but beyond that, September is going to be all about me.

September 2014 is when I finally make a combined investment of time, money, and energy to transform my physique into what I’ve always dreamed it could be.  (No, I’m not getting liposuction.  I’m doing this the hard way.)

The first step was deciding to give myself a month to jump into this with both feet and full force.  I’m coming up on 50 and I don’t want to be an OLD old person.  I want to be one of the ones that still looks and acts young.  I don’t want to deal with health issues and take handfuls of prescription medications either.

The second step was discussing it with my partner and getting him to back me up.  Luckily, I’ve got the right guy for that.  Mike has been weight training and living a fit lifestyle since he was a teenager.  His whole family is athletic and fit and he goes to the gym religiously, 4 days a week.  He’s on board 100%.

The next step was to figure out exactly what I need to do to give myself the best chance for success.  More on that tomorrow.

In the meantime, look at what Jen Jewell accomplished!  AWESOME!

Jen Jewell transformation
Jen Jewell’s body transformation – before and after. Click on the image to visit her website.

Follow my continued progress:

Losing Weight by Putting All My Pieces Together
The Day Before My Life Changed: Advocare 24 Day Challenge
Advocare 24 Day Challenge: My 1st Day
Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Day 2