Sunday, January 30, 2011
I had to come up with a new workout routine to HOPEFULLY get me off this plateau. Here is what I am trying out this week..we will see if it's do-able.
M: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 2 miles.
T: Treadmill 3 miles. Strength Train.
W: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 2 miles
TH: Treadmill 3 miles. Strength Train.
F: Zumba Rapido DVD- 40 minutes. Treadmill 3 miles.
SA: Treadmill 4 miles. Strength train.
I have only been doing one or the other and rotating days (MWF- Zumba, T,TH- Treadmill). I really have to make this body work. If this works, I will try it again next week..if not, back to the drawing board.
On a happy note. I am now in a size 8 in jeans. I started at a 13. I was an 11 when I got pregnant soooo...YAY!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I found these on Jack LaLanne's official website (www.jacklalanne.com). In memory of Mr. LaLanne..here are a list of his words of wisdom (I know they are so fitting for all of us struggling to be healthy..let them serve as added inspiration!)
Anything in life is possible if you make it happen.
Anything in life is possible and you can make it happen.
Your waistline is your lifeline.
Exercise is King, nutrition is Queen, put them together and youíve got a kingdom.
Donít exceed the feed limit.
The food you eat today is walking and talking tomorrow.
Ten seconds on the lips and a lifetime on the hips.
Better to wear out than rust out
Do Ė donít stew.
People donít die of old age, they die of inactivity.
First we inspire them, then we perspire them.
You eat everyday, you sleep everyday, and your body was made to exercise everyday.
Work at living and you donít have to die tomorrow.
I canít die, it would ruin my image.
If man makes it, donít eat it.
If it tastes good, spit it out.
Whatís it doing for me?
Your health account is like your bank account: The more you put in, the more you can take out.
If one apple is good, you wouldnít eat 100.
Itís not what you do some of the time that counts, itís what you do all of the time that counts.
Make haste slowly.
Eat right and you canít go wrong.
Happy Hump Day!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Ever since the milk supply fiasco last week, I took a brief emergency hiatus from working out and dieting. Now that all the issues are resolved again..I am getting back on my healthy horse. I thought I would enjoy a few days of not working out, but I actually missed it (very refreshing). I weighed myself this morning and it was just a few ounces off from my last weigh in. Thank goodness.
Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do for your baby!
...but I can't wait for my workout in the morning!
Friday, January 21, 2011
So, after my celebratory 100th day.. things went a downhill. Okay, maybe not completely downhill, but they started to. As most of you know, I exclusively breast feed my 4 month old son. And anyone who breast feeds/breast fed knows you have to take in so many calories a day to keep up your supply. Well, Wednesday I noticed that my breasts felt about half the size they normally do. I tried to pump and I couldn't even get more than a few drops out. I panicked! I mean, my kid has to eat! I immediately googled, because I am a google fanatic. Was my supply drying up already?
I found a glimmer of hope that maybe my body had just regulated production. It didn't neccessarily mean I was running on empty in there.
So, I followed some tricks I saw. I pumped after every feeding, even though I wasn't getting anything to come out. I was temporarily relieved when I got about 2 oz out at the end of Wednesday evening.
I also looked back on my nutrition tracker to see what my calorie intake had been the last few days. I guess I didn't realize that I had dropped... A LOT. I eat all day long but I guess I am still not getting the recommended amount for a breastfeeding mother.
Putting my son's welfare before my weightloss battle, I told my husband that I needed to have a calorie fest...and pronto.
It was hard. I get full so quickly now, so to go against everything I have been "training" my body to do for awhile now was rough. I didn't feel good at all.
Fast forward to today and it seems that my milk supply has increased. I haven't tried pumping yet..but that "full" feeling is back. I reluctantly got on the scale for a sneak peek (I have a goal weigh in day scheduled for tomorrow..but, its trivial to me at this point). I was happy to see that 2 days of binging to save myself didn't affect my weight. Clearly, I needed more calories.
Now I am trying my best to stay at the high end of my calorie allowance for now to see if that completely fixes the issue.
Thankfully, even when my supply seemed to drop, my son didn't act as though he was not getting enough to eat.
So, let this serve as a reminder to my breastfeeding friends out there. KEEP EATING! You can still lose or maintain your weight if you choose the right foods!
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I cannot believe that Day 100 is here already! It has literally flown by. I never thought 100 days ago that I would be where I am today.
100 days ago, I couldn't even get halfway through a Zumba dvd.
100 days ago, I couldn't walk up hill without struggling.
100 days ago, I was lucky to walk a mile.
My beginning weight and measurements:
October 11, 2010
Waist: 41 inches
Hips: 40 inches
Neck: 13.75 inches
Thigh: 24 inches
Calf: 14 inches
Upper Arm: 13 inches
Jean Size: 13/14
Fast Forward 100 days of counting calories, exercising regularly, and pushing myself like I never have before...
Day 100 Measurements: January 18, 2011
Waist: 34 inches (-7)
Hips: 34.5 inches (-5.5)
Neck: 12 inches (-1.75)
Thigh: 21 inches (-3)
Calf: 13 inches (-1)
Upper Arm: 11.75 inches (-1.25)
Jean Size: 9/10 (but they are falling off, I think its time for a 7/8..which I haven't been in since high school!)
TOTAL POUNDS LOST: 30
TOTAL INCHES LOST: 19.5!!!
And if the numbers aren't exciting enough..I feel like a new person! I can make it through my Zumba DVD's from start to finish without being completely out of breath..I can run a mile (which is a lot for me, because my knees are terrible so I normally avoid it at all cost!)..I walk miles a day now.
I am 12 lbs from my goal weight. I am going to keep on truckin' through this battle. The compliments are worth all the pain in the world. In the last week I have heard "Wow, you are getting really skinny!" "You look amazing!" "I don't think you have ever looked this good!" And, perhaps the best comment of all, from my husband "You are doing an amazing job and you look beautiful!"
A BIG to all those on SP who have supported me and motivated me during this journey! You are all amazing and I gush daily about how much .
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