Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Well wow, I'm kinda shocked! I'm very pleased with my progress pictures, and very surprised!
First i will show my most recent progress. My last photo's were taken at the end of December 2010.
*EDIT* ok ignore left and rights they won't fit on the same line =(
Dec on the left, Jan 31st on the right.
I can see my hard work in my arms on the right, i think i've slowly burnt away some fats and built some more muscle. Not sure about the belly.
Back photo's. Again, left is Dec, right is Jan.
I feel like my posture has improved here. I still have a lot of work on the triceps and the 'bat wings' but i see a little more toning. I know i still have a muffin top and always will but i feel that's improved a little too.
I can't believe i didn't take a side on pic for December argh! Anyway, i have a new one, and here's why i was so happy. I have July 2010 pictures, and this is where i see a big difference. I'll do the side ones first. July to the left, Jan to the right.
Happy faces for this one. My arms are so much more toned, and i thought i had LOTS of back fat but compared to 6 months ago, i have made some good progress!! Very very pleased with this!!
Front July 2010 and January 2011.
Wow, i would so recommend people to take pictures to measure their progress. I only wish i'd have taken them when i was 239lbs!!!
And quickly onto my measurements.
29th October 2010 2nd February 2011
Waist 33' 30'
Hips 40 37
Bum 42 40.5
Right Arm Bicep Tense 12 12
Thigh 21 21
Calf 15 15
Shocked with the waist/hip/bum progress.... deeply shocked. And HAPPY. Gosh am i happy. WOW! This is the motivation i needed to keep my chin up and keep me going. I think with the arm/thigh/calf maybe i have been burning fat and replacing it with muscle lol.
I hope i can improve these photo's more for mid March, let's say!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
I just want to blog. I have to be careful right now. Very careful.
I overate last night. Knowingly too. I thought about it. Asked myself if i wanted to do it. Asked myself what i wanted my body to be like. Told myself i would be reversing my hard work. Making it harder for myself. Grrrr. I argued with myself that i haven't overeaten in weeks and that this one time won't hurt too much, that it's only one meal. Even though it was 2 seperate meals in one sitting. (Counting it up afterwards i was happy because it was only something like 2,200 cals and i expected about 4,000 LOL!)
Honestly, i'm a little scared.
I've been scared of getting to this 'feeling' , scared of losing my momentum. Scared of losing my 'high' and my push for exercise and good workouts.
I just need to be careful. I have my workouts mapped out now and i just have to make sure i follow through with my plans and not let this snowball. I feel quite good about it and that i can do it. I think this blog will help me get there. I also think that deep in my mind i know i'm never going to have a perfect body, so a little voice asks "what is all this hard work worth? Will I ever be happy? What's the point if i'm not gonna look much better than this?"... at the same time, i am loving this and i know deep down i want to keep working out and pushing myself because i actually ENJOY it too.
Just can't get lazy. I can be lazy sometimes.
Eating bad with no workout wasn't planned by the way. My Mum called just before 5pm to let me know she was at the hospital getting checked over. She had a pain in her arm so wanted to get it checked. This worried me (and Dad and siblings) because she has had really bad chest pains a couple of times recently, but hasn't told anybody while it happened because she didn't want the fuss! So i was worried. Went straight from work to the hospital to meet her. She is ok and they think she may have trapped a nerve in her elbow. I didn't get home until 8:30pm.... and i am usually tucked up in bed just after 9/9:30pm, so i ate junk instead!
The good news is i got rid of that big frozen pizza that's been sitting in the freezer for a month or two. So it's not there anymore and there isn't any other junky type foods lying around now and i don't plan on buying any! Better safe than sorry!
So hey i just wanted to blog about it, let it out and confess, whatever, to make myself feel better. Tonight's workout should put me back in my place. I'm behind on my progress blog too, i'll do that tonight!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I feel like i am having a fresh start. A new me. A new approach. I am starting to hardcore myself up. I am loving being a part of the TORTURE CHAMBERS... and I had the honour of being asked to be involved in leadership... from the hardcore queen herself LaDella (LAMOURA - Thank you) I tend to shy away from taking this responsibility on... mainly because i'm afraid of letting people down... not being here all the time, and slacking when everybody else is still pushing. I need to get through this and at least try, so i have said yes, to try and help along, push for the torture and help others along the way.
This new week, to begin February i am stepping it up a whole notch. I am adding HIIT to my workouts. I did this just once, many moons ago, but i've been researching all afternoon on the different routines the wonderful lady at WWW.BODYROCK.TV is demonstrating. The woman is awesome... her body is ROCK HARD. I am going to put a pic of her on my page as she makes you want to be healthy and WORK for it.
I have plenty of ideas now and i'm writing everything down so i know what i need to stick to. I am doing this, and i am in control of making me do this!!
Challenges for this week:
2 Lower body dvds
3 x 6min butt blaster Coach Nicole
150 any favourite lower body - i have yet to choose
Jump Rope/ 150 pushups / 2/3 x HIIT.
Home from work and i did 2 New You bootcamp vids (for a change, shock my body!)
120 squats in for the week.
I am counting the bootcamp vid as a lower body dvd since it had lots of lower stuffs.
I did a 10 min HIIT to start me off. This involved pushups which gives me 50 so far for the week.
I am feeling so good. I want to work for this and i want to harden up my body. Only hard work and time will tell if i can do this.
My weigh in ... i GAINED half a pound. I'm not so disappointed with this though, just kinda though "Eh?"... lol but i had drank over 12 cups water in work so maybe it was me being thoroughly hydrated lol... we'll see what next week's is like. Maybe my body is happy at this weight and now i got the work on the inner fats and toning it all up!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I had a good productive day at work tonight and just wanted to move move move when i was on my way home.... sooooo i figured why not take advantage of this feeling and just have a little workout? I don't think i've ever had 6 workouts in 7 days... yikes!
2011 has GOT to be good!
It wasn't a strenuous workout - i got the Pussycat Dolls workout for xmas... and it wasn't great either, but hey my heart rate was up and i broke out in a tiny sweat for 35 minutes - so it can only bring good things. =)
Weigh in tomorrow. I don't feel like i've had a loss at the moment. I feel good, just don't have that loss feeling. I do know i feel more toned and fitter though - so i'm happy before i weigh in anyways!
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