Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The night before it all begins.....

So, I finished my last
buttery bowl of popcorn
& glass (bottle)
of wine last night.
Oh how I will miss you
Orville Redenbacher
& Kim Crawford.
Well, my last for at
least the next three weeks……….

The plan:
Time to start a new adventure. A very very healthy adventure. For the next year I’ll check out the toughest, funnest, most interesting and most unique workouts in Arizona. I’ll explore new ways of eating (without getting TOO faddish) and will feature healthy choices on local restaurants’ menus. I'll also explore the reasons for my weight gain/loss/gain/loss/gain/loss. Be it emotional, medical or mineral.

All for
dear readers!
Well, also for my health.

The goal:
To be happier and healthier
(and less heavy)by my 28th birthday.

The inspiration:
The blogging (and subsequent book and movie) of Julie Powell’s (blogger isn't letting me hyperlink. http://www.juliepowell.blogspot.com/) life-changing year; & the HILARIOUS book, Such a Pretty Fat, written by one of my MOST favorite authors, Jen Lancaster (http://www.jennsylvania.com/)
Step 1:
Tomorrow I begin training with Chad Ikei of Ikei Performance. Chad is a champion weight lifter and athletic trainer. The guy trains REAL athletes. Like, the NFL and MLB ones. And cage fighters. Scary shit, right? He has agreed to train me three days a week for three months (to start). I have made it very clear, however, that I will not be wearing hats or wielding swords (please check out Chad's website) unless there is a reinstatement of booze. Because really, what's the point in wearing ridiculous headgear and playing with weapons if you're not drunk?


  1. good for you, taylor! i'm kinda doing the same thing for myself...but in a less formal manner. i'll be dancing 4 days a week this semester and playing tennis twice a week - all for school. so if i don't work out - i fail my classes and get in big trouble with the financial aid department. that's some good motivation!

  2. This is so awesome!!! Yay!!! I love your first post - and if you ever do bikram yoga and need someone to do down dog praying mothball pose (can you tell it's been awhile?) I will totally (Tay) take a class with you. OR... if you want to walk to a restaurant along the light rail.. just let me know. Good luck!!! You can do it!!!

  3. Taylor, this is a very cool way to keep yourself motivated! I truly hope you see the changes you want to, but don't forget you are an incredible and beautiful person as-is. I can't wait to see your progress and follow along as you embark on this exciting journey!

  4. Hello, I don't know you so I hope you don't mind me commenting. I came across your blog from amberthepuma.com I am starting a similar journey and may have to check in and compare notes every once in a while.

  5. Absolutely Micah! I'm flattered to have you. Keep me updated on your progress.