Monday, February 17, 2014
My husband and I went away, left the kids, and had a fabulous couple of days to ourselves for valentines day. I could have chosen to eat well during that time, but I actually chose not to. What?!?! Didn't I just post about my 20lb loss?? Yeah, well. Stuff happens.
So- I found myself saying these exact words to my personal trainer this morning when he promptly said (kindly but with firmness) "well, you won't get to your goals like that and you probably set yourself back a week or two." HARSH!! ...But, true. And that is why I told him the truth when he asked how my weekend was. I needed to hear this.
My hubby and I really did have a great time, and ate terrific food. (I think the worst is wasting a bunch of calories on food you don't even enjoy) But, I did have a bit of a stomach ache after, and was slightly bloated, because I just wasn't used to eating like that. But, I can't say I regret it totally. We did enjoy ourselves and had a romantic time. I know my weigh in this week will be bad. And it will hurt to see the numbers I'm sure. But I know me...I know I can get back on track. And I have started to already. I had a GREAT workout today. Lots of weights and lots of cardio. I need to do better with my nutrition. I know A LOT about nutrition...what I should be eating, and about protein, and carbs, and fiber, I just don't always do what I know I should do. I need to do better about eating clean, and preparing and planning. I feel SO GOOD when I do that.
Well, that is the end of my diet repentance. You can look at my food tracker and see just how incredible/insane it was. I put it all out there. I have nothing to hide. Like I have said accountability works for me. I make my food tracker available for all to see. For better or worse. :)
Here is a photo of the spectacular "dessert sampler" we had. Oh my.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I have lost 22 pounds and have decided to post a progress photo!
I am not at my goal, but yet it is a fun milestone to celebrate, so I figured a photo is a good way to do that!
So, here's to my first 20lb loss! Oh, and I got a haircut to celebrate it too.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
I have posted on my page that one of my goals is to "burn size 14 skirt!". Well, here it is! I burned it! This skirt has been too big for me for many months now, but I finally got around to doing the burning ceremony! It was a great celebration. My kids an hubby were with me and we cheered at my weight loss success.
Now, I have had to get rid of BAGS of clothes, and I of course have given them to charity as I do not choose to burn my clothes just for fun. :)
But this was symbolic of my change, (so far) and never going back.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Almost 22 pounds have left my body! HOORAY! And I survived the holidays without too much backtracking. Now I am looking at my original goal of wanting to lose 28 pounds, I am seeing how that won't get me to exactly what I want. But before I go crazily changing my goal, I need to reach my ORIGINAL goal. :)
Sometimes it feels frustrating to have lost this much weight, and yet still see how much more I have to go to really look and feel my best. Sometimes it feels daunting. But I am realizing that this isn't a race that I get to the end of and then get to quit. I'm always going to have to exercise, and watch my calories, and watch my nutrition. That is life. And you don't quit life. Really, this is about consistency, and making changes that last. If I continue on, and keep making good choices I will reach my goals and at some point will just be maintaining. Wow, maintaining. That will be a fun blog to post someday!
I'm still seeing my trainer 2x a week. He motivates and encourages, and keeps me accountable! That is huge. Many a day I would have slept in if it wasn't for my scheduled appt with my trainer. ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY FOR ME!
I went though my closet and got rid of more stuff that is too big. OH- and I promised a skirt burning photo in my last blog!!! I promise I will do that! Look for it in the next couple days! That was a goal of mine way back when…to burn my big ol' skirt.
toning, toning, toning, and lowering that body fat %.
Oh, and I should post a before/after photo of my 20+lbs. Ok, I'll do that too.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Sooooo close to my 20 pound loss! Yahooo!! I wasn't sure what the scale would do to me today when I got on it. I haven't been eating the greatest foods lately. But, I have been active, and still working out with my personal trainer. So today the scale liked me.
I can't remember my total inches lost and body fat loss off the top of my head right now, dang it! I think it's now 11% body fat loss. But, I will post those with my next blog. And I can see muscle definition now. Especially in my arms. My legs feel so strong. He has put me on a new program for 2014. He calls it a bikini program, as in bikini fitness level. HA! Well, that is not in the cards for me, but I appreciate that I have been given a more challenging workout now.
I will be posting a photo of me burning my size 14 skirt! That has been a goal of mine for years. I am long past the size 14 skirt, but I haven't burned it yet. I am waiting until after the holidays. But, keep your eyes out for the fire pit!
Here's hoping to see that 20 pounds soon!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
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