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Haven't blogged in a while.. Hi

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I'm back! I've wanted drop lbs and tone up forever. Now my wedding is only 74 days away and here we are, same ol place I was 2 years ago... We'll I've changed my attitude. I've seen some girls do some amazing things in just 2 short months and I want to do the same. So yesterday I put on my big girl panties and went for a walk/jog. I was feeling turtlishly good in my stride. Then today, day 2 of my not-gonna-give-up, you-can-still-make-changes attitude, I did Day 1 of the new DailyHiit/BodyRock Challenge. Some of the moves are super advanced, but I just modify and do my best. My new goal is to do something everyday, whether it's walk, jog, or a hardcore workout I'm really going to make an effort to do something. No breaks, no cheat days, just hard work day in and day out and see where it takes me. I took all my measurements this morning so I can see the progress I make throughout the challenege. I also jumed on the scale.. 143.4, so that can be my offical beginning weight for this challenge. But I really care about inches lost! Especially in my midsection "Go away belly fat!" emoticon
In addition to circuit style training, I really need to jog every now and then too. May 11th I'm doing the Seattle color run with my cousin/bridesmaid. I basically never jog, oh and did I mention my cousin is a 6'1" gazelle? Yeah, so I kinda need to work on that lol. I can always run with my auntie if the gazelle is too fast :) It's my first offical 5k, so I'm excited. I jog/walked one this fall as part of my fundraiser for my elementary school, but we weren't like jogging for real ya know what I mean? Hopefully it won't rain too much and I can actually get outside and jog. Otherwise I'll have to run in the rain yuck!
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I'm also trying to eat healthier. This weightloss thing is 80/20 right? "Gah mind you know what the problems are now just stick to your own rules and stop craving unhealthy things!" See I've let the wedding stress get to me and haven't been mindful of what I'm eating. Recently in attempts to change my bad eating habits I bought the DH/BR nutrition guide, but I don't think I'm quite at that level of healthy yet. It's like 100% organic and a bunch of foods out of my comfort zone. Don't get me wrong, I tried them, but I really don't care for them (kale, quinoa, etc) The guide also insists on making a bunch of stuff from stratch, which I eventually want to do, but right now it's too much for me to handle. The biggest thing that is making me sway from this plan is it's too vague, and they reccommend watching portions and stop counting calories. One day I hope to not care about calories and just pay attention to how much I'm eating but right now I need strick guidelines for what I'm putting into my body. Maximum results so I can be happy and feel like I did everything in my ability to look and feel amazing on my wedding day. When I measured out my food and counted calories religiously I was losing weight. So until I'm at the point where I feel like I don't need to write it down, I'll be keeping track. I also plan to incorporate some protein shakes to help me maximize my results.
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  • SHINEFROMWITHIN
    I am in the same boat as you. all this wedding stress, and trying to eat as healthy as possible but being so busy I need things to be fast and easy has made it tough! guess its all about finding ways to make it work for us and not just the way someone says we should do it! BUT WE CAN DO IT AND I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT :D
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  • JENNYMARIEC
    Sounds like you are off to a great start! If you need any support/accountability I am here for you! Make sure you take some before and after pictures...they are great motivation! I am with you on the eating healthy thing. I really struggle with a lot of the super healthy, made from scratch stuff (don't get me wrong, I love cooking, I just don't often have time for it) so I have learned how to quickly throw together a healthy meal with as few steps as possible. One of my go-to lunches or dinners is a cup of soup (I like the Healthy Request Progresso or Campbell's), and half a whole wheat pita filled with an ounce of mozzarella (microwaved for 30 sec). If the soup doesn't have very many veggies, I will often add peas or broccoli (just a 1/2 c. or so for each serving) to the soup while it's heating.

    You can totally do this! You have a great attitude about this whole weight loss process! :)
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    Comment edited on: 3/26/2014 2:13:15 PM
  • UWPALUM
    Welcome Back. I'm in the same boat, although no wedding to serve as motivation. You can do this! Keep it up!
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  • JES_IN_ME
    Welcome back & good luck with your goals! Congrats on the quickly approaching wedding!

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