I'm so excited to introduce you to my friend Fiona.
I call her FiFi, Baby, Gorgeous, or Darling.
She has no idea I'm doing this blog post, and it's the middle of the night in New Zealand so I can't text her and ask her if it's OK.
I don't think she'll mind.
I met Fiona through the awesome 'club' Leanness Lifestyle University, and my Coach, David Greenwalt.
We became fast friends. She is a gift.
Fiona and I have grown to be close friends ,Skyping with regularity, and we met face to face for the first time last July at the Bootcamp graduation party.
She's coming back to America for this year's party as well, and the exciting, awesome news is that she's going to stay with me from June 19th until July 1st.
It's gonna be like this - except without the gruesome ending.
I reckon I'll be Louise, since I'm older and all.
And I wear glasses, and have been known to sport a headscarf.
We have a camping trip planned to my favorite spot - Turkey Run State Park - and - on June 29th - get a load of this....
We are doing a 5K race called
It's a mud obstacle course.
I'm so excited - and nervous - I have nightmares that I get trampled in the mud, only to be found after it all dries up.
That or I get strangled on the rope wall.
I have all sorts of crafts lined up for us to do - stitching whilst drinking tea and listening to Clare de Lune - lots of working out - lots of vegetables, lots of laughs.
With Fiona - there are 'lots of' everything.
Laughs, love, deep thoughts, and shenanigans.
We might pierce something.
You never know what might happen!
Fiona and I are twins. We weigh the same, we are the same height - we eat off on the same days, we start our periods on the same day.
We've both been struggling lately to reach our ultimate goal. We both want to lose another 10 lbs, but have been a bit ambivalent about it.
There's something we do in the Leanness Lifestyle called 'leverages'.
Once a week we are to set a leverage - for instance - mine this week was -
'drink a half a gallon of water a day for the next six days out of seven - or you don't get to watch Mad Men'
My Coach recommends three 'takeaways' and then one 'reward'.
So - my leverage could be - 'drink a half a gallon of water for the next six days out of seven - and then get that green nail polish you've been eyeballing'
(I'm rather all about my nails right now - surprising, isn't it?)
Well guess what we've got going?
My stomach gets in knots just thinking about it.
We both must weigh 150 lbs by June 19th -
Fiona doesn't come to America.
I know alot of you are thinking 'that's RIDICULOUS'.
But ya know what?
It's knocked that ambivalence right out of me.
I'm working out more consistently - I'm eating cleaner -
and I WILL see my ultimate goal of losing 100lbs with my Coach, and weighing 150lbs.
Can you imagine if I let MY addiction or slack attitude cause Fiona to pay $2000 for a plane ticket that she can't use?
Can you imagine the disappointment of all the other Bootcampers that are anxiously waiting to meet Fiona?
Can you imagine the butt kicking I'd get from my Coach?
Fiona is amazing, and I'm excited to share her visit with you.
For now - give this video a gander, and you're sure to fall in love with her, just like I did.
Fiona blogs occassionally at
I'm sure she'd love any encouragement you could offer her - we both have to lose 10ish pounds by June 19th.
I wouldn't mind a little encouragement too.