LOVE7755's SparkPeople Blog LOVE7755's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Insanity Results I am long overdue in posting my results from Insanity. Sorry no pics! <BR> <BR> BEFORE <BR> Left Arm: 11.5 Right Arm: 11.75 <BR> Bust: 35 Waist: 30.5 <BR> Left Thigh: 22 Right Thigh: 22.75 <BR> Hip : 45 <BR> Left Calve: 13 Right Calve: 12.75 <BR> <BR> AFTER <BR> Left Arm: 11 Right Arm: 11 <BR> Bust: 34 Waist 28 <BR> Left Thigh: 21 Right Thigh: 21.5 <BR> Hip: 42 <BR> Forgot to measure calves! <BR> <BR> Okay so I'm sure somebody is wondering how many pounds did I shed!!! I released 4 po... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 20:47:03 EST BLC 20 Cheers to another BLC round <em>321</em> <BR> My overall goals is to really go back to the basics. I really need to focus on nutrition. I'm really good in working out but I tend to blow it by eating (more like over indulging) in not so great things. At the beginning of this journey I was able to moderately eat sweets. However for the last couple of months my willpower towards sweets have been horrible. So for this round of BLC I'm focusing on my nutrition. <BR> <BR> Also, I need to focus... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:48:47 EST FOR THE BODY I WANT- Done Girls Challenge I really don't like writing blogs but after reading many blogs for the challenge, why not do it! And besides, this will be a great read for me in a couple of months to see my journey. <BR> <BR> Okay, for the body I want <em>38</em> I have a lot of bodies in my my head. I think Kloe Kardashian has an amazing body. I love Serena Williams body (but for me little less muscles). Also Marilyn Monroe. But at the end of the day.....I can only be ME. I want to see how my muscles shape, how my curves... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:06:16 EST Sexy Leg Workout Summer Challenge=DONE So I did MOTIWEIGHTION's summer challenge and boy was it something! Something in a good way. It was something that I needed to keep my motivation in this journey. I've always been the type of person that believes the motivation comes from within but sometimes especially lately I need an extra kick. I did this alongside SASS, BLC-19 and Done Girl Challenge. I thought initially that this was a lot to partake on but all is and has benefited me in different ways and like I said much needed spar... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:12:31 EST Ripped in 30 Week 4=DONE and February goals <em>33</em> This week was tough but I did it. The combinations are quick and intense. The best part is that its over before you know it! <BR> Overall, Ripped in 30 is good. I loss inches and gained muscle especially in my thighs. <BR> I plan on cutting back on my strength (I was Ripped in 30 and other strength exercises) to 2 times weekly and adding more Cardio. <BR> I did meet some of my Februar : <BR> Reached 50 mileage <BR> Completed Ripped in 30 <BR> Met 188 (at the end of Feb. 187, ... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 16:40:29 EST 1Year SparkVersary <em>30</em> I can't believe I made it this far and stuck with it. Much thanks Sparkpeople, its groups/teams and my Spark Buddies. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> 77 lbs down and counting. This biggest thing that I proud of is that I actually work out. Never in a million years would have thought that I would love exercise. I never go wrong with a great workout. Breaking out a sweat is the ultimate stress-reliever and mood regulator, for me. <BR> <BR> As I look back over this year over this past y... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:39:48 EST Ripped in 30 Week 3=DONE!! <em>33</em> Ok week 3 was a KILLER!!! I thought I was dying, literally. Goes by really fast. This time I did 5 days straight and I really felt it! As I stated, it goes by pretty fast, so those days that I did not feel like doing it I knew that it would be over soon. I got up off my rear and did it. Which lead me to do another workout thereafter!! <BR> <BR> I don't like the duck walks or crazy squat jumps but I did it. Funny how I felt like yelling at Jillian (never had that before)!! But ea... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:26:50 EST Ripped in 30 Week 2=DONE <em>244</em> Week 2 down. Was not easy. Some days I did the modified and other the advanced. Jillian's combos are insane (in a good way). My butt and abs has been hurting and my arms are looking great!! There were days that I didn't want to do it but it goes by quickly and besides I never regret when its DONE. <BR> I really love Jillian and excited that I'm excited that I'm halfway done. <BR> <em>224</em> <em>402</em> <em>401</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:43:58 EST Ripped in 30 Week 1= DONE Overall good. Happy that I can now hold a plank and do a side plank!! I must say the 3rd day was hard. I guess my motivation and nutrition for that day was off. But I kept going. Off to week 2! Sat, 11 Feb 2012 22:24:27 EST Day 1 Jillian Micheals Ripped in 30 Days and Feb Goals So I figured that I should do a weekly or daily blog that will aid in my accountability. Last month I completed BodyRock.TV 30 day challenge and I loved it. My inner bad a$$ was brought out. Never thought that I could actually do the moves let alone complete. I really believe documenting kept me going. I'm also starting to focus on running again. <BR> <BR> Goals for Febrauary(: <BR> -Eat more clean (for some reason I have been snacking on junk an awful lot lately). <BR> -Aim for 50 mileage ... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 18:05:45 EST I heart Sparkpeople!!(Random Ramble) I was just typing on someone's blog and realized how much I love SP. This is truly a wonderful place. A community where we all inspire and motivate others . A place where one can feel safe to openly discuss WEIGHT. And a lot of time its more than that, its somewhat of a supportive network! <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Anywho, December is here and the year is coming to a close. There is still time to meet your goals (not just weight). And if you don't think of the accomplishments that you h... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 13:27:57 EST First Race!!! So I did my first race and I feel good! <BR> Initially I wanted to do a 5k but instead did a 5 miler. Thinking that it won't be different than my regular runs(WRONG). I've run this particular park before but not the entire park and it was full of hills. But I got through it despite having a cold and all!!! <BR> I'm not gonna lie there were so many thoughts running through my mind: what did I get myself into, I should have done a shorter one and maybe I can cheat among many other thoughts was... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:16:33 EST Reflection and Rewards In the midst of my running I realized the importance of rewards. I couldn't believe how far I've come. With each milestones that I have met for myself I hadn't complimented and/or rewarded myself. I stepped back and looked at the numbers. Although I am not where I want to be I have come a long way. This time in my weight release journey it was really important for me to do it the old-fashioned way which is exercise and food control. I am very adamant in not taking any weight loss aids or dra... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 16:55:52 EST Thoughts of me after So I am visiting my parents, family and friends in Florida after I have not seen them in about a year. It's funny how I am receiving weight loss reviews. According to one uncle "wow you look nice...stay that way not good to have a lot of fat". I guess it awakened to me that I really have lost weight ( I don't see it). My parents have even congratulated me on the weight loss. Not saying that I am not happy for the remarks but it just makes me wonder how big I really was. I did not see myself... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:31:15 EST SUPER EXCITED & MOTIVATED I'm just excited that I'm approaching -30 lbs. This is really a positive adventure of learning about strength, will power, discipline and courage! It's funny that out all the accomplishments that I've had in life, weight loss and food has always been challenging. However, now thanks to SP I have learned more about food and weight. This has propelled me to empower myself and educate myself about what goes into my mouth! This is important for me because I've lost weight before however gained i... Fri, 6 May 2011 13:22:28 EST Reaping the fruits of my labor! This weight loss journey has revealed so much about myself. I am aware of the self-discipline that i never knew that I possessed. I am seeing my strength with every sweat that comes out of me. Although I have only lost 19.5 pounds, that means so much to me because with my new lifestyle change. This time I have dug to the root of my being and I know that I can this. <BR> See I have lost weight before, but it wasn't a healthy weight loss. This journey that I have embarked has change the very ... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 13:31:58 EST