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Friday, January 6, 2012

What have I signed up for??

Hello new friends, old friends, and fellow challengers!

As you've already read, today was the kick off breakfast for the 2012 Go Red Better U Challenge! I must admit, I really had no idea what to expect. Now that the Challenge’s Official Start date of January 9 is only 3 short days away, reality is starting to sink in. As I was looking around the room listening to people speak about nutrition and exercise and heart healthy practices, I was hit by the thought that “Oh my gosh. What have I signed up for?? I have to completely change my lifestyle!” That thought was quickly followed by “I better eat everything in sight this weekend!!!” Of course, I’m kidding.

Kind of.

After the breakfast, the first thing I did was stop at the grocery to get lots of healthy foods to have on hand. With 3 small children and a rather picky eater of a husband, I have my work cut out for me in finding meals we can all eat together without quickly becoming a short order cook.

If you are reading this and you haven’t already signed up to take part in the 12 week challenge with us….do it now! It’s easy! Go to this link and register. https://www.goredforwomen.org/Registration.aspx There is an amazing tool for your computer that even syncs with your calendar to send you helpful hints and reminders. When it asks, put your start date as January 9 so that you can participate right along with the 7 of us challengers!! Be sure to leave a comment when you’ve signed up so we know who all is participating with us…then continue to share your challenges with us.

There is strength in numbers, my friends. Join us. Your heart will thank you!!



  1. Good luck, Molly! I know your family is behind you in this.

  2. It was so nice to meet you today Molly. We have a great group and I'm so glad we are in this together!
    best wishes,
    Julie Burton

  3. It's gonna be a fun experience and I look forward to going thru this with all of you!

  4. Way to go Molly!!! I'll be thinking of you along the way. I've been taking better care of myself too this past year. This is the first holiday season I've had where I didn't gain ANY weight. We're on the right track! Good luck!!

  5. Thanks everyone!!!!!! I'm ready to get this party started!