Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's about TIME!

This is going to be my/our  most "open" entry to date.  But I want YOU to keep us, most specifically me accountable.  The Houck's are going to shed some poundage!  IT will not be an easy or quick process --and we realize that.  A couple of ways you can help is:   ask us how its going, if you see either of us looking thinner-- PLEASE TELL US! those little words are so encouraging.  I know alot of people don't say "hey, you are looking great...are you losing weight?" because we don't want them to think "did I look like crud before?"  so we are giving you permission! :-)  We are going to have a segment on our blog as "weigh in wednesdays!"  so in saying so my goal (Ashley) is 75 pounds.  (YIKES!) and Ryan's goal is:  20 pounds

One of the most motivating factors is:  being able to keep up with Tucker, more energy, & just our overall HEALTH.  Please do not confuse this with a new years resolution, because it is not..

  A little while ago a friend of mine was complaining to me on a friday moring "Man, i have not worked out since wednesday night." to which i replied "i know what you mean, i haven't worked out since 1996!!" get my point? :-)  I have been looking for ways to get motivated and was presented with an opporunity.  I joined a volleyball league with a few ladies from church, which starts TONIGHT.  We have games once a week and that'll get me on the right track.  Since money is a little tight right now we cannot afford an expensive gym membership so I netflixed the biggest loser DVD's to sweat out too.  I figure this is awesome becuae if I don't like one, i can just send for another one!  So there it is.  Next Week hopefully we'll have lost something!!  :-)

7 comments:

monica said...

I just wanted to take a second to let you know how awesome you were at our game last night!

Honestly, I was amazed that a mom with a 4 month old was diving for balls and serving over-hand! You were amazing!

Just wanted you to know

Ashley J Houck said...

thanks monica. :-) I had so much fun! although, today i'm walking like a 90 year old lady! can't wait for next week.

Ashley said...

Good for you in setting such a go-get-em goal! I wanted to offer that if you want someone to power walk with, I'd totally be into that. I've been wanting to hang out with you anyway!

Michelle said...

Sounds like a great plan! and I especially like the thing about Biggest Loser DVDs. That'll be great motivation along with good tips from the "experts." Keep us posted on your progress!

Ashley J Houck said...

thanks michelle & Ashley, that means alot. Ashley--I will SO take you up on the offer. How about we mall walk it one of these mornings with a couple of strollers and our kiddos?! Shelly--thanks, will keep you updated!

Lissa said...

Good for you! Ryan and I are starting a "healthier life" because we just want to be healthy too. It is not easy, especially since all the junk food and the lazy lifestyle is way more easy an accessible. Take it day by day. You go Houck's!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the encouragement lissa--we will need it! :-)

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