Saturday, May 19, 2012

It all begins... tomorrow!

I am starting my Body by Vi challenge... tomorrow. I actually already started drinking the shakes (because they are GOOD), but I am not PREPARED enough to really give this 100%. My brain keeps saying, "This is why you should wait until after vacation", but I refuse. I just need the next couple of hours to finish my menu planning and workout times for next week. And I also need to get a few groceries (almond milk, various extracts, etc) so that I can make different shake recipes I keep reading about. Apparently, the possibilities are ENDLESS for these shakes. For the past few mornings, I have been doing the shake mix with orange juice and ice cubes. Tastes like a creamcicle. LOVE.

Even thought I've been thrown a few curve balls for the past few days, I am still excited. Today at the soccer field someone came up to me to let me know their MIL is doing a 90-day challenge with Body by Vi and is doing very well. In the back of my mind I thought, "I wonder what she will say when she sees ME 90 days from now...".

Today when I was leaving Kalela's last game and saying goodbyes to the other parents of kids on my team, I thought the same thing. "Wonder what they will think when they see me when Fall soccer starts?".

I know I'm going to do this. I am starting now, but when school gets out it's gonna be so nice. I am already planning my days, and just getting the plan together is so motivating.

I took "before" pictures night before last and it was awful. So embarrassing. I stripped down to just my bra and panties for the BEST "before" picture possible... Why did I do that? I locked my door and cried for at least 30 minutes. In my mind, I am not as obese as I obviously am in person. My body is a trainwreck. I am so disappointed in myself for letting myself get to this point.


WHEN I post my side-by-side "after" picture on day, it's going to be the greatest day of my life!

Maybe I will get the courage to post that "before" pic on her for all to see... Let me think on that one!


  1. I don't know anything about the Body by Vi.. It's a 90 day program? I might need to look more into it! Good luck! I'll be checking for progress :)

  2. Go Hollie Go! My trainer has a team participating but I missed the memo! You're going to awesome!! I have a before photo too that I can barely look at. I can't imagine posting it on this site. But I guess it depends on how far away from it I get...

  3. I have just started reading your blog and I find your attitude amazing. You are now in the right frame of mind which is one of the most important factors in losing weight. I am sure you will reach your goal. Good luck Hollie.

  4. love the blog! you should check out for more workout and weight loss tips.

  5. Good Luck Hollie.
    I wish I had the willpower to lose my flab.

  6. Just started reading, but you seem like you have the right mind set! I'm sure its difficult with everything going on in your life.

    I've heard SO many good things about the Body by Vi program. Its not a viable option for me (I'm a broke recent grad) but I would love to hear how it goes for you!

    Best of luck and keep going! You're not alone!


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