Stopping to rest with DD and DH near Manuels River in St. John's, Newfoundland, August 2013.
My husband took this photo of me the other day (Oct. 6, 2013). Progress, right there on the page!
Well, shoot. I lost 39 lbs. between 2014 and 2016, and have now regained 20 of that. It happened very gradually, without my really noticing the things I was doing to sabotage my earlier success. A little more food every day combined with fewer workouts, and voila, I'm almost back where I started. Emphasis on 'almost'. I take heart in the fact that I caught the weight gain now instead of waiting any longer, and I've already taken action. My eating is under control again and I've boosted my workouts from two to four/five per week. Still really loving Fitness Blender for its wide variety of free youtube workouts (HIIT, yoga, pilates, cardio, strength, etc). I feel confident and ready to commit myself to this process again.
Let's do this!
Eat 1,390-1,690 calories per day, work out 195 minutes/week, get plenty of sleep and water. Give and receive help on the community boards.
1,390 to 1,690 cals per day. Work out four to five times per week. Fitness Blender videos, spinning, kettlebell, tennis, or a run/walk of 40 to 75 min.
Include at least one day of strength and flexibility training per week: a combination of yoga, bodyweight exercises, Gravity training, TRX, and free weights or Nautilus.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 170.2