Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sooo I haven't been Sparking in awhile as I have been very busy with work and baby, but I'm still here, doing the work - And boy is it ever paying off!!! I really didn't use summer-time in a bikini as one of my motivations for working out and eating well but it certainly is a nice side effect :)
Since starting back to work full-time after my maternity leave I have managed to keep up with my running and circuit-training and find myself STILL losing weight. I was tracking my food up until very recently and am eating well over 2000 cals a day and still losing .5 lb a week!! I weigh myself weekly and am adding more calories as I don't want to lose any more. I don't want to cut back on my exercise, I am loving my routines and results!!!
I'm also thrilled and honored to be featured in an article for babyfit.com, Sparkpeople's sister site :). Here is a link! babyfit.Sparkpeople.com/articles.asp
The article went live last week but this morning as I was reading my newsfeed on facebook I saw another plug for the feature with the headline "Be inspired by Melissa, a Babyfit Mom who has used BabyFit to meet her health goals" - Wow did that ever feel good!!!
One of my biggest accomplishments in the last few Months since starting back to work was running a mile in 7'28!!! Hello "Girl who almost failed gym class due to physical inactivity"!!!!
Yes, I am pretty proud of that feat, I remember being in 10th Grade and not even being able to run 1/2 a km and here I am, 36 years old running 10 km's, 5 km's and a mile - FAST! WOOT WOOT!!
Well, I just had to share, it's not easy for me as I am rather modest ( With the exception of my Bikini Shots on here LOL ) and never want to come across as full of myself, but I am sooo proud of my feature article and my fitness achievements - I am happy I have a place to spill :)
Thanks for reading Sparkfriends! I may not be blogging weekly like back in the day but I think of you often as you are all responsible for inspiring me to push myself daily - For that I am very grateful! THANKS!!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Yesterday by best friend came to visit from out of town. We had sooo much fun!! She has lost a lot of weight as well, ( 20lbs ) so we had a really girly night - I cooked a healthy dinner and then we got all dolled up. Hubby took pics!
After that we listened to music and danced around and then decided to go to a Night Club for a bit :) - I haven't done that in AGES!!! It was soo nice to feel YOUNG again, and we both decided that the reason we felt so young was because of our new, healthy lifestyle!!
Hope you all are having a fantastic weekend!
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Ahhh!!! Sooo busy right now!! I REALLY want to be Sparking more, but with baby, work, working out, family time...I don't have a lot of spare time on my hands!! :(
I am very happy though!! And I have completed The RM Pic Challenge!
WOO-HOO!!!! Last week was a real test though - My baby had been sick for a Month, and I finally got it - I had the flue for a couple of days and then just a bad cold but my workouts suffered. I am proud of myself though, I still met my fitness minutes and calories burned goal!
I LOVED this pic challenge! And I am thrilled with the results. In the 12 weeks since I started this challenge, I have lost 6 lbs ( bringing me to a total of 30 lbs lost since the end of Aug. 2010!! ) and my body fat went from 25.01% to 21.4!
I have also completed my first round of Ripped in 30! Jillian Michaels ROCKS :)
and I am sooo happy because I just checked iTunes and it is now available on there so I can download it to my iPad with the rest of her workouts and take her everywhere I go. I am going to do Level 4 again tomorrow!
I am very thankful to Rachel Mac for starting this Pic Challenge, it's getting harder now to keep things interesting and I found this to be a huge motivator.
I am going to lay off the "Challenges" for a bit now, and just do a different Jillian workout a few times a week along with going to the Gym and Running.
Thanks sooo much my awesome Sparkfriends!! You guys are so great! Thanks for reading my blog every week, I really appreciate all of your kind comments!
Here are my final set of pics - Starting vs. Week 12 :)
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