Tuesday, March 12, 2013
So, I'm on day 2 of the shred. And what can I say, my body is SORE!! This is the kind of kick ass exercises that my body needed. My body aches and I feel great! Yesterday I did 6 push-ups till I started to tremble, today I got up to 8. My arms and legs are definitely feeling it though.
I took some before pics today and when I've completed this challenge, I'll take another set to make the comparisons. Here are my measurements:
Hips: 41 inches
waist: 35 inches
bust: 35 inches
rt upper thigh: 24.25 inches
lft upper thigh: 24 inches
weight: 165 pounds (taken at the end of the day instead of first thing in the morning like I usually do)
The tracking is going well. I am more conscious about what I put in my mouth now. Have a great week Spark friends!!
Monday, March 11, 2013
Well, as some of you may know, I was working out religiously to Shaun T's workouts for approximately 3 weeks before I got bored and quit. I have to say I gained a lot of stamina for cardio, but I didn't lose any weight. Actually, I think I sabotaged my own weight loss . It all started at night. After getting the kids off to bed & getting some ME time, I would make a cup of tea as usual but then I would add cookies. Then another night, it would be cookies & a bowl of cereal. Then after that, it would be cookies, cereal, maybe ice cream or just something to snack on. I was in total denial that I'm an emotional eater.
When I'm stressed, bored or have a million of the wrong things running through my mind I turn to food. So basically, after doing a killer workout, I would over eat & not even realize it. I was in denial about the scale. I figured, it CAN'T be me . So I took some time to reflect and I told myself I am going to readjust some things in my life starting with tracking my food intake. It's been a looooooooooooong time since I've last done this, so I will track for this week, sticking to the lower end of my caloric intake.
I have decided to give myself a kick in the ass & revert back to Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I need something to shock my muscles & bones and get me back into high gear. Hopefully with the warmer weather approaching, I can walk for 20 minutes in the evenings as well for a couple of nights a week (starter).
I will weigh myself & take my measurements in the morning, since that's what I'm accustomed to doing. I managed to do day 1 of the shred & boy did I sweat & my arms are killing me (hate those push ups). So I will continue this workout out taking a day or 2 (max) per week of rest till I complete this challenge.
My goal: Is to look ripped and sexy for my birthday dress
Saturday, January 12, 2013
So I've been eying this dress for a few months now & I said, "I've got to have it!" I would like to wear it for my 35th birthday this coming May, but at the time it was $150. So i waited & waited. Then I went in on boxing day, sure enough, the dress was still there & it was on sale for $70. So I searched for my size (Large) but none was available . They had a size small & XL left . The sales woman asked me to try on the small. I was like, " are you for real, my ass won't even get into that." So I tried it on, it got on my body but it was veeeeerrrrrry tight and it cinched at my hips sooooo much it was just ridiculous. BUT, I said IF they had a size medium, I would buy it & work my way into it, but they didn't. So I left the store unhappy & in search of a new dress.
Today, I decided to go into the store just to see if by some chance a miracle had happened and they had my size. And sure enough they did. And to top it off it was reduced again to $48.50 . So I grabbed the medium and found earrings to go with the dress as well. I had received a $50 gift card for that store for Christmas, so I only ended up spending $10.13 of my own money for my dress & earrings!!
As soon as I got home I tried it on. It fits! But it could be a little more loose around my mid-section & those darn love handles!! So my goal for the next 5 months is to look sexier in that dress! And of course I'll post pics for all of you to see!
So, 2 pounds down, my goal is to lose 15 pounds by my birthday (May 17) and to be much leaner than I am now! So here's to 13 more pounds to lose!
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