Thursday, August 25, 2011

Quick update

I just wanted to give you all a quick update as to my progress recently. Sadly, I didn't lose that 1 lb I was hoping for, taking me into the 150's, BUT I got my motivation for the week another way: measurements!

I lost 5 inches in these past 3 weeks! I am going to post my measurements from when I started with my trainer.

                                      June 27                                             August 22
Body fat %                     32.4                                                      29
BMI                                28.9                                                      26.6
R Arm                            11.5                                                      11
L Arm                            11.5                                                      11
R Thigh                          22.5                                                      20
L Thigh                          22.5                                                      20
Chest                              40                                                         39
Waist                              36                                                         34
Glutes                            42.25                                                    39.75

So, I started 30DS on 8/14. I am doing it every day, except the days I workout with my trainer (M,W). This week, I've added in a couple of runs, to make SURE I don't see another goosegg this week. I am only running my short route, 2.4 miles. I am very excited to say that I just beat my time from 8/2 of 32:36 by 5 minutes today. My time was 27:37, I'm finally seeing a change in my endurance. Hopefully soon I'll be able to run it w/out stopping!

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's official!

I have lost 25lbs! I was very happy to see a 3 lb loss this week.   I am down to 160 lbs! Hopefully I will lose at least 1 lbs this week, so I can say I'm in the 150's.  :)

I have been trying to mix up my workouts here and there, to keep my body guessing. Starting this week I will be doing Jillian's 30 DS every day, except on Mon and Wed when I workout with my PT. I hope to squeeze in a little run on my 30DS days too, as I don't think I burn enough cals in those 20 min.

I will be updating my measurements on Wednesday night!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

My first "check-in" with Monica!

Ok, I just got back from getting my ass kicked by my trainer. This was my first check-in with her since getting measured, when I started. In one month, I lost 2% of my body fat and almost 5 inches off my whole body. I am so motivated to keep this going!

Halfway there!

Well, almost! I have now lost a total of 19 lbs! I bucked up and took a new picture today. It's not amazing, but a whole heck of a lot better than before. Please be kind...this was hard for me to post publicly. LOL

January: 185 lbs

July 18: 166lbs

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I had an epiphany today...

OK, I need to share...
I had somewhat of an epiphany while I was running today. One of my inspirations/goals on MFP's profile was to be a good role model for my children. Well, my 12 year old daughter has been running with me! She is very into cheerleading and has really taken to her coach's advice to exercise as much as possible. I'm so proud she's been asking to come along. :)   I'm so happy I've made this decision to make a change in my life, and it my children are already benefiting from it. There's no stopping me now!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

On a roll....

So, even though I posted last time about getting back on track, I didn't. No excuses. I suck. But NO MORE! I have been on track for the past 2 weeks!! I started using to track everything I am eating and all of my exercise. Best of all, IT'S FREE!! It's great because the have an online community where you can post comments/questions for other members. I have several friends that are doing it now, as well. It's great because we can keep each other motivated and on track.

As far as exercise goes, I am doing a bunch of different things, to keep things interesting. I am meeting with a great personal trainer once a week, working on the couch to 5k program, P90x, and some exercise Wii games (Biggest Loser and Just Dance 2) I never realized Just Dance 2 has a "Just Sweat" program where you can keep track of your points, depending on how "hard" you are dancing.

So, since starting this blog, I have lost 17lbs!!! I lost 11 pounds when I first started and later failed to continue. Somehow, I managed to stay at the same weight for these past few months of my "suckiness". I have lost 6lbs in the past 2 weeks.  Yippeeee!!!! I am currently at 168 lbs. This is the first time I have been in the 160's in many years. So, the goal is 140-145 lbs. I'm on my way! NO stopping me now!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Walk of Shame

Okay, this is my official walk of shame! All of you that are following me, thanks for not deleting my blog from your readers. LOL I officially suck! That's all I will say. There's no more mentioning of my excuses as to why I have been failingwith my weight loss and my blog. NO MORE EXCUSES. I am restarting my P90x tonight! I don't think I ever even mentioned on here that I signed up for Weight Watchers. I have been sucking at that as well.

This is my vicious cycle. I always do this to myself. I lost about 10 lbs (this time 11, whoop dee-do) and I hit a wall. I always find some excuse as to why I stopped. I am not doing this anymore. This is NOT how I am supposed to live my life. I remember how great I felt when I was exercising everyday. So, this is it! I will break this cycle. NOW! OK, I'm done rambling.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10

So far, so good!!

Ok, so I had my 2nd "weigh in" today! I am down to 176! That's 4 lbs down this week, and 9 all together. I must also add that 176 is one lb less than my pre-pregnancy weight!! I think I may have done better if I didn't wait until Thursday to start P90x.

Speaking of P90x, I have done it for the past 3 days!! My body feels like I was attacked by a gang with baseball bats! LOL I don't think I have ever been so sore in my life! Matt is doing it with me BTW! (not sure if I mentioned that before) Yesterday, I almost puked during the workout! It was so intense.
Completely OT, I must post a video for a laugh. I just reminded myself of the good ol' "Double Rainbow" video! I posted it separately.

Today, I started Phase 2 of South Beach....Hooray for fruit and carbs (good ones of course)!!! It took me all day to get to the store, so I really didn't get to enjoy it until tonight! I had a clementine as soon as I walked in the door, whole wheat pasta for dinner and I just had a granny smith apple with PB!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wowsa!!! Day one...check!!!

OK, I started the P90x today! Pardon my french but HOLY SHIT! That stuff is intense! Today's video was Chest and Back. It was primarily pull ups and push ups. Both of which, I currently suck at. I have worksheets to keep track of how many I did and how much weight I used. AFTER the 52 minute video, was the AB ripper X video. Crazy 15 minutes where you do a total of 350 different core and ab exercises.

If I can feel it today, can't imagine how I'm going to feel tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hangs head in shame!!

OK, I have not started the p90x yet, but I have been exercising a little. My big push was that Matt and I just took our measurements and posed for the P90x suggested before pics. No, I will not be posting them!! Blahhhck! Maybe I will post comparison pics once I have 30 days done in the program.

I HAVE been doing well with South Beach though. I lost 5lbs the first week. I weighed myself a day or so ago, just because, and I had lost 3 more!! That puts me at 177, which just so happens to be my pre-pregnancy weight with EJ!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Please send some good luck our way!

OK, well I think I may have to do some venting on here, rather than just discussing my weight loss. LOL I finally got my P90x DVDs all squared away...ready to start tomorrow!

Well, we were watching a movie tonight and my TV screen went black, but we could still hear the sound through our surround sound. There was a quiet humming sound....then SMOKE! Yup, our 4 year old LCD TV is toast! :(

I will be starting my P90x tomorrow am on an tiny, old, clunker TV. Boo!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

FAIL! But I did make the best of it!

So, day one of P90x was a fail!! My blog confession, I burned the discs from my sister. I apparently burned 2 copies of the "How to Bring it" DVD, instead of burning disc 1. THEN I decided to just start with disc 2. NOPE! It decided to freeze 5 minutes in and not work. Yup, big ol' scratches on it. Looks like I have a couple more to make again. I guess that was my karma

I didn't want to say that I got up at 6:00 am, before my children for nothing though! I decided to bust out my "Jillian's 30 Day Shred" dvd and do that instead. At least it's something! I will probably end up doing that tomorrow too cause we are completely covered in all the white stuff today! It's supposed to snow all day...lucky Maura got a snow day out of the deal! Looks like at least a foot so far!! I'll have to post a pic later, the weathermen were right for the first time this year!

BTW...I did go to bed at 11:00, or by 11:15 truthfully. Next step, falling asleep early! LOL I was still awake until 12:30!! Ughh!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Great start...blah! I'm still still burning the discs, of course my computer is not cooperating. Looks like I have to wait one more day to start the P90x. South Beach is still going strong though. I think my first obstacle to overcome is my being a night owl. Since I became a SAHM in October, I have been staying up too late! I guess my body was just so used to being so active at work every day. I'm just not tired until about 1:00 am! That's nuts! I need to start going to bed at a normal time, that way I can wake myself up BEFORE my kids so I can exercise. I think that's the best way to make this work.

So, today's goal: Go to bed by 11:00 the latest!! Tomorrow morning, it's on!!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My plan of attack!!

I started the South Beach Diet on 1/8/10. So far, so good. As crazy as this sounds, I already feel a difference in the 3 days I've been doing it. P90x will start tomorrow! I have to admit, I'm real nervous about that. I am completely out of shape and my core is like an overcooked noodle!