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This will not be me any longer. Day by day I will slowly change. Just watch me. Week 1 workout 2 of BBG.
A journey of 1000 miles begins with one step. Weight loss doesn't happen in instant. It's happens with consistent, deliberate choices. It's also not about the weight. I boxed up my scale today and buried it in the garage. I'm not going to weigh myself at all the rest of 2017. I refused to be derailed by skinny days ruined because the scale says 1 or "reward" myself when it says -1. I refuse to allow myself to be tortured by it anymore.
The easiest mantra to say to yourself to develop a growth mindset. Progress is never direct, there's steps back and life that gets in the way. What's important is that the overall direction is going the right way. I purposely decided to start this change the week I have custody of my son with a work party on the weekend and a vacation only 2 weeks away. If I could fit all the workouts in and maintain my calorie goals during this time, then I'm out of excuses.
This is all you need. The decision to just commit. Don't worry about what plan, what workout, what to eat, how many calories, counting macros or not. NONE of that matters! All you're doing is stressing yourself out. Let's be honest, if you're carrying extra weight, you weren't watching your portions or choosing healthier options, you weren't putting in work everyday to move your body. That's all it takes to get results! Eat less and move more. Doesn't matter what. Doesn't matter how. Now go!
Isn't that the truth. Some days are better than others. They all won't be easy. It's these moments that you grow! You dig deep and connect with your true self to follow your plan to make your dream reality. One thing I've been saying that helps when I want to eat ALL the things is that I can have that tomorrow, just pick one for now. The perfect way to combat impulse eating, sleep on it. Decide in the morning.
One day at time. Getting the hang of the BBG workouts. The 2nd half flies by. Even though my legs are on fire and heart is pounding so hard, realizing that it's the last time I have to do that exercise pumps me up! Before I know it I'm done. #bbgweek2 #bbgmoms #nogym #noexcuses
Something on my mind lately... Y'ALL! Eat normal food!! I keep seeing pictures of people posting "diet" foods, rice cakes, protein shakes substituted for lunch, dinners with a plateful of veggies only. Good for you if that's what you actually love to eat, but everyone else, EAT FOOD YOU ENJOY!! You got fat eating too much food, just eat less of it and you will lose weight. If you have 30, 50, 80, 150 pounds to lose, it's not going to come off in month. You need a plan that is sustainable!
Y'all look at that Saturday night! Wooh! Work holiday party and we ate like kings! Do I care about the calories? Not one damn bit. Did it wipe out a week of progress? Maybe but who really knows. It's a once a year party! It won't ruin a month or a year of progress. I enjoyed the night and got right back at it. Week 3 of BBG starts today! Ready to rock it before I leave for vacation on Thursday!
Right back at it today after a great weekend. My calorie goal is just a ball park. I eat when I'm hungry. My body"s daily needs are 2,350-2,600 calories, depending on which formula you use. I thought 1600 calories/day seemed doable without feeling restrictive while enough to create a deficit. So my plan is to eat less than 11,200 calories a week. If I'm hungry one day and eat 1800 calories, usually the next day I'm not as hungry and it balances out. I thought I'd try this out to see how it goes
How to have a life, go on a guilt-free vacation and still lose 1-2 lbs.. I can't wait for Phoenix!! 80/20 rule. 80% good, 20% splurge. #bbgwk3
Back from vacation. Not sure what possessed me to step on the scale this morning. It was a terrible idea! I was sad all day, feeling despair, all sorts of doom and gloom. Ate comfort food for lunch, skipped my walk over lunch. Was pretty much an emotional mess. Well I stepped on the scale just now before bed and it was 1 lb lighter than this morning! Wasted a great day feeling sorry for myself over nothing. Bye bye scale! Bring on week 4. #bbgwk4 #readyfordeathbykayla
Oh man. I am fighting for it this week. Keeping going with week 4 has been HARD! I put legs off for 3 days and arms off for 1. But I got back at it. My food has been not great this week so far. I'm slowly reeling it in. This is life. Some days are worse than others but I'm not losing sight of my goal. I will get there! One day at a time.
End of Week 4 pre-training. Start of official BBG week 1. Found out over the weekend I was only on pre-training workouts for BBG. Bring on the real thing. Food has been a struggle this week. I made my sister take my scale to her house because it's been torturing me. Now my only way to judge is real work, staying under calories and photos. I'm not giving up. 2017 is my year. Watch me shrink.
I have no idea if there's any change. To be honest, I feel huge! I did not want to take photos but it's been two weeks. The last two weeks were sooo far from perfect. I ate pizza ALL day yesterday and had starburst for breakfast. I had to dig deep today to keep on going. I was dreading legs tonight but as soon as it started, the fighter in me came out and I did it with focus. The first time I tried this exact workout 4 weeks ago, I was at complete muscle failure in 5 minutes. First sign of progr
Damn right! Push that doubt aside and shock yourself with what you can do! My manta for 2017 is "she believed she could, so she did." For some reason, I almost start crying every single time I say it. It's just so powerful to me because I truly BELIEVE I can!
Wk 1 vs Wk 6. Same weight. February has not been great. Work has been nuts plus a lot of traveling but I actually see progress. My butt has lifted a lot which probably explains why my clothes fit just as tight but I see a shape again forming in my back, not as stretched out. I am going hit March with intensity. Looking forward to the results!
Seriously. ðŸ˜• I know frustration is part of the process. I feel like I'm trying but after 2 months of effort, my entire closet is now too tight to be work acceptable. My pants were so tight this morning that I had to wear one of the two pairs of jeans remaining that fit to work. And jeans aren't allowed. My entire closet I had to buy in October because my existing one was too tight. I don't want to go through that process again but I'm feeling like the more I try, the heavier I get.
Thank you to everyone who helped me through my Monday meltdown. I appreciate it. Today I've been thinking about this question. It sounds like a pessimistic thought but really it's about building yourself up. Realizing what you have to offer and why you're worth fighting for your dreams. So why are you worth the effort?
Monday after my meltdown, I turned the week around by meal prepping lunch for the week. Took 30 minutes to make 3 meals and set me up for a good week. Pushing for those week 8 progress photos.
Latest progress pics..
Hmmm... Panera half salads. I love you! â¤ï¸ðŸ˜ƒ Trying out the Cashew Citrus Chicken one today.. it's fantastic! Cus I can't eat pizza every time I forget my lunch.
Latest round of progress photos.. my clothes are finally fitting a bit looser.
Woohoo for progress!
All stocked up for my diet. It promises you'll lose up to 10 lbs in 2 days! #thefludiet
What a wonderful perspective! Now that I'm back to healthy, it's time to get back at it! March wasn't exactly the intense month that I wish for but I believe I made a little more progress. April is gonna be good! Last month before I turn 29! My goal is to get to goal before age 30. Slow and steady builds lifelong habits.
My love broke off our relationship last night. We have been doing 2 hr long distance and he just can't deal with moving to my city. It seemed fun and exciting at first but as it got more real, he got too scared. He's never left his hometown so I understand but we were so good and I loved him with all my heart. Be thinking of me because this next part of my life is going to be very hard. He was my everything. ðŸ˜
Talking to him is off limits. Being able to just be sad with him is not allowed. My heart aches for our love and my best friend. I understand he would be unable to move without holding resentment for me which would kill us slowly but I absolutely hate not having him in my life. How is it that two people can be so perfect for each other and so in love but still not going to be able to work? How cruel this is.
Woke up with peace and love in my heart this morning. I see it all clear now with no regrets. I will be forever grateful for his presence in my life. ðŸ’•
Woohoo!! Weighed on my parents scale. I don't have one at my house. My clothes are definitely looser so I thought why not check in with where I'm at. It's something! I've only averaged 2 workouts a week and 3 out of the last 7 weeks where I tracked calories. My weight and health are my only focus for 2017. Size 4 I'm coming for you!
Latest round of progress pics! I can't believe this difference is only ~10 pounds! Wow! I can't wait to see what the next 10 will look like. Starting BBG over again at week 1 next week. I am ready!
Old Dominion "Song for another time" has been my break up song without a doubt. Trying to hold onto the love and happy memories when you know your time together has come to an end. Wishing for one more night to go out with a bang before reality sets in the next morning. It's been the little things lately that make my heart pause but I'm getting by ok.
Finally got my bad haircut fixed! A good cut definitely does wonders for feeling pretty!
Y'all! Just got back after my weekend getaway to Chicago. Tried a new workout at my friend's studio. Lagree Method Pilates. I am in love! It was so cool! Problem is there's nothing like that offered here.. Boutique fitness studios haven't hit Iowa yet. I've been looking for a new passion because I have to re-write my future now post breakup and I decided I want to get certified as a personal trainer and open a fitness studio a la Chicago style in a year or two.
People make decisions based on two drivers: fear and pleasure. I am driven by pleasure more than fear. I can put myself in the future situation and feel the joy. That motivates me to push through anything in my way, no matter how hard. So are you running away from the worst outcomes or fearlessly chasing your dreams?
40 wks, 3 days pregnant (22 lb gain)
18 weeks (+3 lbs)
21 weeks! (+9)
29 weeks (+16)
26 weeks (+16)
39 weeks (+17)
august 2007 - 165 lbs size 14; march 2009 - 141 lbs size 8
august 2007 - 165 lbs; february 2010 - 143 lbs
This is my warning sign! I need to look at this often.
love, love love Jamie Eason!! so pretty and what i think is a perfect body!
love love love JAMIE EASON!! she's is amazing! great person! and damn hot for 32!!
january 27th, 2009! woohoo!
At my smallest.. feb. 23rd 2009 - 141 lbs, still 25 pounds from goal..
feb 23rd 2009 - 141 lbs
feb. 23rd 2009 - 141 lbs
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