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.
October 19, 2014: I had an "off" week after Mudderella. Due to some changes at work I was emotional eating. I was able to get myself back on track and am doing good again.
October 5, 2014: Yesterday was Mudderella and it was so fun! I felt fit and prepared for the obstacles. I am not much of a runner (not my thing) so I pretty much walked the whole thing. I am feeling good about my journey at this point but also that I need to stay focused during the next couple of months. The holidays are starting and its time to get some major work done while the weather is cooler.
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: 34.4
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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