Insanity class - Feb 2014
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2014 is the year for change
I am on my way back to myself. In December I went to Irongirl for my 4th year, after skipping a year. I was feeling down after, especially after seeing pictures from the event. You see in years past I was thinner and happier. I had fun and loved seeing my friends, but there was this sad feeling in the background that kept nagging at me. This was my wake-up call. When I got back home I started changing my lifestyle [again]. It was little steps at a time. I lost 8 lbs that first month through ...
I am on my way back to myself. In December I went to Irongirl for my 4th year, after skipping a year. I was feeling down after, especially after seeing pictures from the event. You see in years past I was thinner and happier. I had fun and loved seeing my friends, but there was this sad feeling in the background that kept nagging at me. This was my wake-up call. When I got back home I started changing my lifestyle [again]. It was little steps at a time. I lost 8 lbs that first month through Christmas and the holidays. Weight loss slowed for a couple of months. Meanwhile I started fitness classes and found a wonderful support group. It wasn't easy working full-time and taking care of my four children, but I had to take time for myself for my future.
September 27, 2014: I am still doing exercise classes twice a week: PiYO and Turbokick. There is no longer Insanity classes which means I have to have more accountability for myself now for at home workouts. This month my scale has been acting funny, its time to get a new one but I have to wait till payday. I am pretty sure that I have either lost weight or maintained. One week until Mudderella. I am getting so nervous but I am excited too!
August 24, 2014: This last month I got sidetracked. I didn't deal well with some changes and stress. I realized how important tracking my food is and how easy it is for me to slip back into old habits. For three weeks I continued with my exercise plan but my eating was not good. I felt out of control and my motivation was waning. This is a lifelong struggle and I still have many vulnerabilities. I am back on track now and ready to set up a plan of action to prevent this from happening again and to work on my weaknesses. Luckily, there was not much damage just a temporary standstill.
July 26, 2014: In July I started a new workout PiYo. its intense but I really enjoy it. Its a combo of pilates and yoga which is great because I need some flexibility in my program. Mid month I also started feeling better in control of my eating. I have been eating less calories, which has always been a struggle for me, and this has led to some additional weight off. I reached the milestone of 30 lbs this month, with a total of 32 lbs so far. I am halfway to my first big goal!
There's 10 weeks until Mudderella, I need to step it up in my training and weight loss. I am excited and nervous about this event.
June 28, 2014: Most of this month has been a little rocky for me. The beginning of the month I was struggling with losing any weight and getting frustrated. Still doing my fitness classes but my eating was not as good. This past week I finally got my act together again and am losing. I am down 3 more lbs and 28.4 lbs total.
May 18, 2014: Still going strong. Weight loss has picked up some. I have now lost 25 lbs. Have been doing better with my nutrition and reducing calorie intake. I am definitely getting stronger. This month my fitness buddies and I started a plank challenge too and I can finally do burpees (even though I still dislike them).
April 23, 2014: Another month down. I have reached a milestone this week: 20 lbs lost. Starting to feel stronger emotionally and physically!
March 14, 2014: Its been a month of exercise class. I recently ordered some new workout DVDs to keep me busy on days I don't have classes. I am getting excited about fitness again. I signed up for Mudderella in Oct. I really need to get stronger, build endurance, and lose this weight. Its a good motivator!
With my fitness on track my goal is to work on my eating. I want the same focus and excitement about cooking and nutrition.
Feb 11, 2014: This year I am pushing myself to be stronger, faster, and build endurance. I don't want to wait years for changes, I am changing my mind and body now. This isn't the same journey as before. I have new goals and dreams and I am dreaming big.
I took a risk and went to my first fitness class. I found not only accountability but support and a renewed enthusiasm for fitness and health.
Jan 2014: Its a new year. I have struggled the past 20 months, trying to get back to my "happy" weight. Its been an uphill battle with life getting in the way. I am in a good place at the first of 2014. I know I will be able to reach my goals this year. I miss having energy. I miss liking my pictures. I am ready to get back to the girl I am supposed to be. Onward and upwards 2014!
| Pounds lost: 37.0
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My original goal was to lose 60 lbs in 2014. Sixty pounds is still my goal however I realize I need more time to accomplish this goal.
* July 17: reached halfway mark at 30 lbs lost!
I want to push myself to try new things.
I want to work on my cooking skills and recipes collections this year.
Plus at home workouts:
Turbofire, Running, Insanity
Small changes happening with my eating, but that's what works best for me right now. I am eating less and making better choices. Food is a constant struggle for me that I have to keep working on.
“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar