Saturday, January 9, 2010


Cheers! Please raise your glass of V8 Juice with me in honor of all of our many New Year's Resolutions. Cheers, it's 2010! Did you make a list of New Year's Resolutions like me? I am sure, if you are anything like me, weight-loss probably made your list. It seems that everyone I know is "losing weight in '10!" And that is exactly my goal, 10.

Ten Pounds.

Surely, it can be done, right? This year, my tactic to keep my New Year's Resolutions, is different. First, I am making cardio a priority. Michael says that "cardio is how you shed pounds." I need to shed 10.

Ten Pounds.

I can do it. You can too! Tactic two is strength training; tearing down muscles and rebuilding. Michael says that "rebuilding" those muscles is crucial to burning fat. More muscle means my body will actually work for me better.

Tactic three is sacrifice. What are you giving up in 2010 to help you on your way? Tossing your cigarette's in the trash? Cleaning all the chocolate out of your pantry? Adding a glass of green tea to your morning routine? I am giving up chocolate.

Ten Pounds....of chocolate.

When I attended Baylor, my team won the Intramural Championship Basketball game. I was MVP of our team. For my reward, I got a 10 lb Crunch Bar to carry home with me. It was massive. I didn't want to eat it, because to be quite honest, it was just cool. I had never seen such a big chocolate bar. It was like something straight out of Willy Wonka's factory. And since I have probably consumed enough chocolate throughout this holiday season to equal that massive 10 lb Crunch bar, I thought it best to sacrifice my sweet tooth for the new year.

Ten Pounds.

What are your resolutions for the New Year? Cheers to 2010!

'Til Next Time,