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!