Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday Weigh-In: My Battle with Food, Exercise, and Body Image

For the past 2 weeks, I've upped my gym time to twice a day. As a  result, I FINALLY lost some more weight! This week's weigh in was -3 pounds! I was SOOOO glad to see that scale move a little!

I started out doing cardio twice a day. Then did some weight lifting in the morning and cardio at night.

Then Thursday of last week, I went to Body Pump. Oh my goodness...SOOOOO sore. That's not a bad thing. At least I know I worked allllll my major muscle groups! HA!

Did it again Saturday to try and get the soreness out. Thought I'd die Sunday, but was feeling better by Monday and fully recovered by Tuesday.

My evening workouts are canceled this week because of VBS. Will get back at it hard next week tho!

I'm not going to measure again til next month but am really excited to see what Body Pump will do for my shape!!!!!

Oh! My Diet! Drinking a protein smoothie for breakfast. I had vegan protein powder and used it all. I like it better than the whey powder i have now. Mix it with almond milk and either frozen banana, strawberries, or blueberries.
Chicken and green veggies the rest of the time. (except when Mrs Liz fixes me a plate before VBS )
And lots and lots of water.

That's all for now!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday Weigh-In: My Battle with Food, Exercise, and Body Image

I've had to re-group....

When i say this is a process, I mean it.

My scale hasn't moved in almost 2 weeks. That is so terribly frustrating...

And Discouraging!

A friend suggested that I stop focusing on the scale for now and focus instead on measurements.
So I measured on Monday of this week.

I cannot even SAY how glad i am that i took measurements when i started this.

In three months, I have lost almost 30 inches!
Here's were i lost it:
Hips -3.5
Waist - 8.5
Bust -1.5
Calves - 1.5 each
Thighs - 5 each
Biceps - 2 each

The absolutely amazing thing is that, so far, I am taking the weight off exactly where i want it to come off! That's just awesome!

Scale still hasn't budged, but for now i am encouraged to push a little harder.

I'm continuing to clean up my diet. MOST days i eat very clean. Then there will be a day that i really don't. LOL

Working on eating clean ALL the time!

Maybe next week i will get some downward movement in the scale!
We'll see!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday Weigh-In: My Battle with Food, Exercise, and Body Image

Well, it was bound to happen.
I totally went off the rails last week.
I have lots of excuses, but that's all they are... excuses.
I had several things come up that kept me from the gym, but, honestly, it didn't take much. I just wasn't feelin' it.
Diet was a hot mess.


I GAINED a pound!!!!.

I thought it was more, but when i got the the gym and weighed on the scale I've been using to record my weight, it was only one.

For all that is good and holy, how is that even possible!?!?!?!

So, I am get back on track.

I started running on Monday of this week. Its 2 miles from my house to the end of our street and back. I've walked/run that every morning this week. (yes I know that's only 3 times)

I've gotten my diet back under control too. Whole foods and protein shakes mostly.

Next week will be better.
I needed this wake up call. Reminds me that I'm not going to get in shape by thinking about it or wishing for it or talking about it. I have to change my eating habits and make exercise something I crave as much as I have craved food these past years.

That's all for now...