Tuesday, March 29, 2011
For the past 3 months I have lost about 1.5 lbs each week. The B2W Challenge has really helped me keep going when I wanted to give up. But, I've started to slack a bit the past 2 weeks. I've made it to a size 8, which is most of my clothing. Things fit, I look OK, the complacency has set in. I get re-motivated for a day and then I slide for 2 days, motivate for 1, slide 2, etc. no good. Must stop! NOW! In an effort to kick complacency to the curb, I'm setting high goals for April. I don't want to look OK. I want to look amazing! I want to feel amazing!
Wednesday, April 6 161
April 13 159
April 20 157
April 27 155
Reasons for me to keep going:
The muscle definition in my arms. how cool is that?! Now I just need to get rid of the fat around it, so the muscles can really show off
My friend's wedding in May. I saw my college friends at a wedding in December and I felt absolutely horrible about myself. I want to blow everybody away this time. I refuse to be that Midwestern girl that moved home, had babies and got fat while they're all off living their cosmopolitan lives in SF and NYC.
I feel better. I'm handling stress better.
I'll be honest, I'm vain and I want compliments on my looks from my friends and family.
I want my husband to think I'm smoking hot!!
I am going to put Dory from Finding Nemo in my head. on repeat. "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming." here we go...
Sunday, March 20, 2011
This past week was rough. I've been at pre-pregnancy #2 weight for a few weeks and I was starting to feel like giving in. My body knows this weight, I have lots of clothes that fit at this size, I feel good, etc. I'm really close to pre-preg #1 weight. I know I need to keep going. Friday morning I read Yoovie's mission 9 and it was perfect. absolutely perfect. I'm back on the motivation train and going strong. B2W!
Repeat the new workout you found this week at least once this weekend.
OK, I'll be honest. I didn't do this, but I have a good excuse. The workout I did was a 6 min leg video that I squeezed in and I know I needed more.
See how many workout minutes you can rack up in one weekend
Fri: started No More Trouble Zones video, got about 20 mins through and was needed by kids
Sat: finished NMTZ 30 mins, 30 mins of ST while watching March Madness and 20 min run
Sun: 60 min Bodystep, 20 min walk
If weather permits- get out of the house and get some Vitamin D and fresh air. Prove it if you can, or blog about how you spent your outdoor time!
I went for a short run and then got Baby P and went for a walk while the rest of the family:
Make a public or private list of your most admirable traits.
Did not do this... yet.
Organize part of your house that is special or important to you- such as your bathroom, a reading corner, bedroom, breakfast nook, whatever. Make it more inviting.
It rained all day Sunday. I painted the play room upstairs. I'll take a picture when it's all done.
Eat a pretty meal at least once- take a picture if you can
Grilled turkey burger with zuchhini and plum catsup, sweet potato fries, grilled portobellos. major yum!
And a highlight of my weekend:
The sales guy was surprised I liked the colors and then said somethong about a limited edition and a waiting list when they first came out. Boom! you had me at "limited edition." I swear I can jump higher today.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I knew going into this week that I would have a tough time fitting in workouts. I have conferences at school: Tues and Thurs. are 12 hour days. Not easy for me with little kids at home. I will be so happy when tomorrow is over. I'm at work right now and already thinking about collapsing into bed in a few hours. I knew with the lack of workouts I would need to be extra good with food. I'll give myself a B on that one.
Pick one of the following that you have no dedicated a week to since starting the Balls @ the Wall Challenge:
LOWER BODY for me.
I went to Bodystep (60 min interval training cardio class) on Monday and made sure to focus on form and really gave 100% on the 2 leg tracks.
Once you pick one, google/spark/bing a new workout for this section of your body and do it at least once between now and bedtime thursday night. Don't lose this workout, cause you will be asked to do it again on the upcoming weekend mission 9.
I did a 6 minute Spark video. I wish I could've done more.
Pick your third favorite cardio exercise EVER and dedicate an hour to it this week. For example, if running is your all time favorite, and jump roping is your second all time favorite, but if you can't do either of those so you do jumping jacks... well then- you're going to be doing aLOT of jumping jacks.
I did not get to any yoga this week and my body misses it.
Renew Your Vows. Make a public statement addressing what you want, what you can do about it, and what ISN'T going to stop you. At least this week.
I will keep plugging along. What I've been doing for the past few weeks is working.
Nutrition is key. Step away from the processed crap! I will continue to eat lots of veggies. Lots and lots of veggies. I will make time to cook meals for the week. Girl Scouts motto: Be prepared!
I need to step it up on strength training. I can cardio all day long, but I know the importance of muscle. Time to tone it up.
I am going to unpack the pre-baby summer clothes. See what fits and see how much more work is needed.
Nothing is going to stop me. I know exactly what I need to do. So I just need to do it. Every. single. day.
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