Wednesday, January 6, 2010

fat people feeding hungry people

I know a lot of you out there watch The Biggest Loser. Many of my favorite shows fall into the reality TV category, yet, oddly enough, I’ve never caught an episode. Should I be watching??


More importantly, though, is the Pound for Pound Challenge they’ve got goin’ on. Do you have even ONE measly pound you’d like to kick to the curb? I know you do :)

Go to this site and pledge how many pounds you’re going to lose before June 30. For every pound pledged, they’ll donate 14 cents — the cost of one pound of food — to your local food bank. SO SIMPLE! And you’ll be doing yourself and someone else a WORLD of good. Not to mention, it’s the cool thing to do. Sarah, Michelle, Jen and I all pledged. Do it. Do it.


I FINALLY attended my first kickboxing class! I mentioned a long time ago that I was gonna start, but I didn’t set my mind to going until today. I’M SO GLAD I DID!!!

It was really fun to be punching and kicking to the music and grooving my body in a completely different way than I’m used to. It beats pounding the faux pavement on my treadmill, that’s for sure. It was a small class of seven really nice and fun people, which made it completely unintimidating. It also helped that I’m semicoordinated when doing “choreographed” moves to music. (Chalk that up to eight years of show choir!)

My kickboxing classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, and I’m signed up for a month. I’ll keep you posted on my progress! I can already tell I’ll be feelin’ it a bit tomorrow in my abs and arms. Gotta love planks and pushups with a group of people! That way you can’t talk yourself out of quitting early :)

Have you done something good for yourself today? How about for someone else? I pledged to lose 10 pounds by June 30, and that means 10 pounds of food will be donated to St Paul’s Second Harvest Heartland. What are you waiting for?? Take the Pound for Pound Challenge! Help me help you help others :)

15 comments:

  1. kickboxing sounds awesome! good for you! what a fun, new way to work out--running can get old, and fast--especially in these winter months! good for you for trying something new. that's my girl! luh.

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  2. YAY! I'm doing the P4P to for the same organization.

    I used to LOVE kickboxing, you will love love love it. I'm on to regular boxing now, but both are great releases at the end of a long/crappy/dark/super cold day.

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  3. I'll go pledge! Glad you tried kickboxing! It was one of my favorite classes! Always fun and I am so sore the next day!

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  4. Kickboxing is on my list of classes to try! Glad you liked it, and I can't wait to hear how the month goes... :)

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  5. I definitely plan on pledging in the PFP challenge, and I'm also planning on blogging about it.

    I'm with you on the kickboxing. It's sooo much more fun that just doing your normal cardio. I try to take those classes whenever I can.

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  6. Thanks for the info on the Pound for Pound Challenge! I pledged to lose 20 pounds - I can do that, that's not even a pound a week - so doable! Thanks again Amanda!

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  7. Hey, thanks for the shout out! I used to take a cardio kick class at the Y that I just freaking loved! But, alas, now that I'm at a gym without classes I'm stuck on the treadmill :-(

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  8. Yes you should definitely be watching TBL! And I'll definitely be pledging my weight loss!

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  9. Definitely watch TBL. It is sooo inspiring!

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  10. Thanks for sharing the Pound for Pound Challenge... I shared it on my blog as well (http://evsbodychallenge.blogspot.com/). I pledged to lose 25 pounds with the food donated to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank in Duluth Mn.

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  11. I pledged to lose 40 lbs... a tiny bit ambitious??

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  12. Woohoo on the kickboxing. Tell us all about it, I want to try it soon! After I decide to slow down on the running my next goal is some sort of boxing/martial art. Instead of just being able to run away fast, I want to be able to kick ass! Tee hee.

    I'm all about maintenance this year so I won't be joining in, but that is very very cool!

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  13. Oh, I'd love to try kickboxing!!!I hope I can find a place with that class in it - but not sure if I should add it to my schedule with my entire race schedule for the year!

    And I totally pledged. AND will be linking to it on my own blog.

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  14. WTG with kickboxing! I am going to try that when I am able to do more than walking for weight loss! I pledged 15 lbs for the P4P challenge :)

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