Thursday, September 01, 2011

the secret to weight loss.

After all of the years I have spent trying to lose weight and get in shape, I finally figured out the secret to weight loss. I bet you’re dying to know what it is, right? Well, unfortunately for you (and for me), the secret is that there is no magic pill you can take to lose weight and get in shape. The only way to really change your body is to eat healthy food in moderate quantities and to get off your ass and get moving. That’s it.

Knowing this, a few weeks ago I started a really good supplement program to get me on the right track. It’s a 90 day challenge (see...there are no quick fixes). I’ve been on the program for 2 weeks now (in whole hog doing the Transformation Kit) and I’ve lost 5 pounds, which I’m really happy with. I also feel exceptionally clear headed and light (as if the world has been lifted up off my shoulders). To rev things up a bit, this week I also started my second round of P90X. I did my first round back in January and I had amazing results. Unfortunately for me, I totally slacked on exercising this summer, and I am now paying the price for it. Ouch!

So, that’s where I’m at. Slogging it out with Tony Horton and doing my best to eat an exceptionally nutritious diet. On top of that, I’ve cut down on my alcohol intake (no more lazy afternoons on my neighbor’s back deck drinking vino) and increased my water intake. My goal is to be fit and ready to conquer the sequel to P90X which is coming out in December. Also, I have a certain pair of jeans I’d love to squeeze into.

If you’ve been thinking about turning a new page and switching up your eating and getting your butt in gear, now is a great time! Don’t wait. I had been thinking about putting off getting back into P90X until Max was back in school when I’ll have more time for me, but I realized that there will always be a reason to not exercise. And really, there is always time to exercise if it is a priority. So get off up your butt and join me! I could use the support!!



  1. Melissa4:33 p.m.

    oh, I love Cathy. and this is an inspiring post. Almost enough to make me work out ;)

  2. Do it!! Then in 90 days you won't be saying "OMG Kat looks amazing I wish I would have done this with her", you'll be saying "DAMN I look good!".

  3. I think one of the most useful things Oprah ever said was along the lines of, "If there was an easy, magic way to lose weight, I would have done it. I'm really wealthy and have infinite resources, trust me, there's no quick fix or magic pill." Everyone I know who's lost a significant amount of weight has always told me the same thing, "Eat real food and exercise every day." I'm doing that these days myself and it really works. Imagine that!

  4. i heard about it and i think this is really interesting and also motivational. i've heard about this and also have some information about the 90 day challenge. both the things are really cool actually.