Today was my first weigh in and I'm down 5.4 lbs! The bestie is down 7!! WOOT WOOT!! GO US GO!! I did do good eating wise this week besides yesterday. My soon to be father in law had a company picnic...I actually ate good there. I just kept eating watermelon lol. But then we had a family picnic pool party and thats where I went down hill. I was doing good until I saw all of the desserts and I have a HUGE sweet tooth. I wanted to go back for seconds but I was at that satisfied point and I was like, "No, Ashley, you're satisified. You don't need to eat anymore, you had your share. Member you're trying to lose weight." So, I made myself drink water...lots of it lol After the party I made myself go for a walk though. I need to get back into running and Zumba. I need to look up some WW receipes to switch my meals up before I start getting bored with the same stuff. Hope everyone has a great week :]
I learned very quickly that planning meals ahead of time is going to help me out a lot with my success in losing weight. I knew this before but I guess it didn't sink in as much as it has now since I joined Weight Watchers. When I didn't have a meal plan I kinda freaked and I was worried about my points. So to avoid me from freaking out, I have been preparing meals as far in advance as I can. Just gotta stay consistent with my system!!
*premade salads that are easy to grab so i dont make the excuse that it takes too long to make a salad hahaha*
*Grace has a ton of amazing recipes!!* http://gracegothealthy.com/2012/07/23/tuna -stuffers/
And I got a little crafty and turned my old shirts into new workout tanks, thanks to Pinterest :]
The bestie (TASHISNOQUITTER) and I started Weight Watchers tonight. I weighed in at 175.5 lb. That is the most I have weighed in my life! I didn't even weigh this much when I was pregnant...OMG!! Weight Watchers seems easy enough...I just need to stay dedicated and plan things ahead of time. I'm already in a pickle though because I have no food in the fridge. So tonight I need to figure out my meals for tomorrow and then actually go grocery shopping after work and stock my fridge with fruits and veggies!! I'm hoping that getting into this new eating habit will get me back into my routine of working out too. I gotta take this one day at a time. I WILL DO THIS!!!!
Anyway...planning for a wedding has become a nightmare for me!! I have been googling EVERYWHERE for a venue and its either wayyyy out of my price range, not up to my standards, or the future hubby has something to complain about it. I have almost gotten to the point where I say, "Eff it" and then just go have a small ceremony on my grandma's farm in PA (which was an idea at first anyway) or elope somewhere but come to find out those options are just as expensive. I have lots of little stuff figured out though. I have someone to make my cake, do hair and makeup, photographer, DJ, and a future family member works at a bridal shop and will give me a discount on my dress. My bridesmaids have already agreed to help me with the DIY stuff and my parents are paying for food. I think when I find a venue itll make planning a little easier (at least I friggin hope so). Wish me luck!!
I was talking to my bestie and it made me realize that I have to step it up or I'll never get to my goal weight before my wedding. I have 16 months till October 2013 and I definitely need all that time to reach my goal weight and stay consistent with it. I know what I need to do in order to get there so I just need to find my will power and keep with it. One of my biggest problems is having a "cheat" meal and then continuing to eat like that at every meal for weeks and then it takes me forever to get things back together and what do you know... I have to start all over. I will eat the foods I like but I will eat them in moderation. I know that when I deprive myself of the foods I like and then have a little bit I just want more and dont stop. I will not sabotage myself when in comes to food. I just need to remember the 80/20 rule. I will not make excuses when it comes to working out. There's 24 hours in a day. I sure as hell can fit a 20 minute workout in. My main excuse is always feeling tired and I think this will change once I start being more active. Since my daughter is on summer break, I can do stuff with her and keep her active as well. I know I have to take this one day at a time and that is what I'm going to do.
Here are some engagement pictures we took last week on my grandma's farm in PA :]
I weigh about 168 lbs in these pics
Well, I've already made my workout calendar for the month of May and I've been slacking a bit. NO MORE SLACKING!! I should probably make it more visible in the house so I don't slack as much. I'm going to continue to go to Zumba as many times during the week as I can. Thursdays I play softball. I am so excited that I'm on a league! It's with my co-workers. We won our game last night :] I plan on starting Ripped in 30 at the beginning of next week. I know this helps me lose inches so I just need to suck it up and do it!! The scale isn't really moving down but I do feel like I'm losing and feel somewhat better about my look. Just gotta keep going :]
I had my military fitness test last week. I improved on everything except my waist...which I failed by 0.5". So, since I failed that, I failed all together. My enlistment is up in August so I'm getting out of the military. My superviors told me they would fight to keep me in but I told them that I have decided to not reenlist because I don't want to stress about it anymore and I need to focus on school since I failed my last class. We are about to go into an inspection so there was going to be a lot more extra training going on, plus continuing to stress about passing my fitness tests so I just had to say no to reenlisting. It sucks because I feel like I have been failing at everything but then I look at it as an accomplishment because how many people get to say they served in the military for 6 years. After I get my crap together I do hope to rejoin...maybe come in as an officer :]
Military Fitness Test
Waist - 36 (Needed to suck it in 0.5" more)
1 1/2 mile run - 14:41 (This has been my best run since boot camp!!)
Push Ups- 26 (+4)
Sit Ups - 42 (+13)
Waist - 35
1 1/2 mile Run - 15:28
Push ups - 22
Sit ups - 29
Friend's Bachelorette Weekend - next week!!
1st Wedding - 4 weeks
2nd Wedding/St. John's - 7 weeks (need to fit into that cut out bathing suit I bought!!)
3rd Wedding - 21 weeks
My Wedding - 16 Months