Thursday, April 08, 2010
Recently I posted a blog about the bags of clothes that I donated to the local women's shelter as they were too big on me. Here we go again, I've gone down another size and had two garbage bags full of clothes that no longer fit - again! This month I became a curvy, sexy size 18 instead of the 20/22 I had been. At my largest I was a size 26. Now I'm an 18.
Also my bra went from an F...to a DDD...to a DD to finally this month a C Cup!!!!!! I can't believe it. I bought two new cute ones and couldn't be happier!!!
I'm only a few pounds away from the 60 lb. loss mark and I hope to make that this month.
Remember, I am working for an "A" in April!!!!
Friday, April 02, 2010
My 3 yr. old daughter Lucy did not want to take her nap today. This is the time I typically get my workout in. So I asked her if she wanted to work out with me (she's done parts of the walks with me in the past, she loves Leslie and says "Walk, Walk, Walk" all the time to me).
She said yes. I got her all suited up (with the walk belt) and got my new booster cables on and off we went!
She did the WHOLE mile! I didn't expect her to, she's only done a few minutes before, but she was really into it. I am so proud of her! Being a working mom it's a challenge for me to find time to workout and enjoy time with my family, and this was just so awesome and amazing, to have this workout time with my baby girl!!! My 8 mo. old, Marlo, got into the mix too, she was in her jumper and was pulling both branches like they were weights.
Such a great day!
Walk, Walk, Walk!
1 mile a day!
Together we can do it!
Marlo getting into it!
Lucy doing her leg lifts
Work those triceps!
Reach for the sky!
Watch us now!
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Weight lost: 3.5 lbs.
Weight lost since the beginning of the year: 13.5 lbs.
Total weight lost: 54 lbs.
Fitness minutes: 420 (vs. 460 in February, 1,030 in January)
Miles: 20 miles (vs. 30 in February; 66 in January)
Measurements: Lost an inch from my waist and an inch from my hips for a total of 2 inches GONE!
I walked/ran my FIRST 8K!! I finished in 90 minutes.
Iíve signed up for 2 5Ks and plan to run them from start to finish
My family got me a present for my 50 lbs. lost Ė Sketchers Shape-Ups
My clothes are fitting looser
People are noticing a difference
I notice a difference and am starting to get my sexy back
More energy for my kids
Looking at my March calendar, I see a trend. I don't like working out or tracking my food on the weekends! I want to start doing that more.
(The green represents the "good", the X's the days I didn't meet my goals). I didnít work out as much as I wanted to. I didnít hit my daily mile a day. I could have made time in the morning or at night, and I didn't. My goals were in 4 categories: water, exercise, stay within calorie range, and eat fruits/veggies.
I would grade myself at a C for the month.
In January I did the boot camp challenge and exceeded 1,000 fitness minutes in that month. In February that number went down to 460 minutes, and this month went down to 420 minutes. My goal is 500 minutes a month, and I want to aim for 1,000, but at least hit 500 minutes.
Iím tweaking my diet to eliminate certain foods I think may affect my skin condition, my psoriasis. I am eliminating dairy and gluten products and also adding more veggies and fruit. No junk food, fried food, processed food. I am noticing a difference in my energy and my skin and itís only been 2 days.
Iíve also changed my spark goals Ė I had wanted to lose 2 lbs. a week, but I just donít lose that way. So now I have changed it to 1.5 lbs. a week and that has given me a higher calorie goal to meet each day, which is helping me. I went from 1230- 1580 calories to 1340-1750 per day. I met with my dietitian and she said this was a good goal. She said to keep it under 1700 if I could and that I would see progress.
I am going to give it all I have in April.
My goals for April are:
1. Lose 6-8 lbs.
2. Train for the 5ks Iíve signed up for.
4. Have 1,000 fitness minutes again in April. I did it in January, I can do it again.
5. Work out EVERY day even if it is only for 10 minutes.
6. Balance my life - family, writing and work. Take my breaks at work, or at least my lunch. Get out of the office and write. Leave at 5 sharp to get home to the family. No more staying until 5:30, 6 or beyond. Claim back my life.
Iíve decided not to post progress photos for this month, I want to post them when I see more change, as it stands now they depress me more than inspire me.
BUT here are two photos, one from my heaviest weight walking a 3K and the other the picture after the recent 8K that I ran/walked. I see a difference, and I know I feel much more energy, and being a mom to two young kids, that is SO important to me.
BEFORE (298 lbs) - Walking a 3K
AFTER (244 lbs.) - After Running/Walking an 8K
I know I will reach my goals!!! I will get an ďAĒ in April!
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