Sunday, May 10, 2009

The DI-EIGHT Plan - Week One

Ok is the day! I don't know about you, but after all the food I ate on mother's day weekend...I'm ready! I was having dinner with my folks the other day and my dad said I should call it my DI-EIGHT plan! I thought that was pretty clever. Thanks Dad!

A few of you have decided that you are going to take this journey with me. I'm so excited to have some partners in crime! I hope that we will be able to encourage each other. I'm posting this late Sunday night...but I'm going to wake up in the morning and get on the scale. Am I going to post my weight...or make you post yours? NO! I'm not THAT CRAZY! But I will be posting my progress each week. Hopefully it will be downward progress! I think it would be great if you would comment about your progress as well! The normal day for progress reports will actually be FRIDAYS. So my first report will be this Friday...true it's not a full week. But I just like Fridays better than Mondays!

I tried to include video intstructions for most of the excercises. Some of them are super cheezy! Sorry!



Daily Calorie Intake - Not to exceed 1288 calories per day
Daily Protein Intake - 88 grams (minimum) with an ultimate goal of 108 grams
Don't eat ANYTHING after 8pm
8 - 8oz. glasses of water


5 Days a week:

-88 crunches OR try this 8 minute ab workout video

CARDIO WORKOUTS: Choose an option that works best for you!
OPTION 1: 44 minutes on the treadmill (walk/run)
OPTION 2: Daily work and Walk - 88 minutes (minimum) for people like me who can walk on their treadmill while they work on their computer
OPTION 3: Any cardio based workout video that is 30 minutes or longer
OPTION 4: 8 week Beginning Running Program found here:,7120,s6-380-381--9397-1-1X5-3,00.html

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Alternating Days (Different Muscle Groups)

-8 sets of 8 lunges (4 sets per leg)
-44 LBTs - 22 per leg - (Leg, Butt, Thigh) (view instructions here)
88 - Standing Calf Raises (44 per leg) (view instructions here)

OR try this lower body workout (Sorry about the end of the's a bit obnoxious!)

-4+4=8 upper body exercises (4 exercises - 4 sets - of 8 reps)
-push ups
-tricep dips (view instructions here)
-bicep curls
-standing upright-row (view instructions here)

**Don't forget to stretch!**

People...I'm no doctor. I'm not a nutritionist. I'm not a trainer. Let's be clear about that. I'm just telling you what I'm planning to do. Make it work for you...and let me know how it goes!


  1. Well, I have been thinking about your plan over the weekend and I think I just may get on the ball with you - I had my annual exam on Friday and my Dr. said my weight was up 12 lbs. from a year ago - so I'm thinking now is the time to make some changes and exercise is my biggest struggle. I'm going to give it a try - I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the encouragement and I love the "Di-Eight" catch word - very cute and fitting!

  2. Just so you know, I added u as a fav. I have enjoyed reading your blog.


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