Friday, December 20, 2013

Working Out - The Plateau

So, after my first six weeks of working out, I took a lot of days off and ate whatever I wanted and I gained 3 lbs back. It's been 11 days since then and I have dropped the weight again, but I've been stuck at 183.5 for four days. FOUR! I was talking to myself on the scale this morning and I told my body that if it doesn't drop that half a lb. I am going to shut it off and make it have a whole day of being lazy! I know how much it likes the exercise, so I think it might cooperate.

Eat well, exercise much, love yourself and be happy. I'm sure that half pound will drop in its own due time. I just want to see the scale be the lowest it's been this year. ;) I was stuck at 189.5 for two weeks solid before my body caved. Plateaus are a pain, though. They do make you work extra hard to try and get past them, but it also makes you sad that you're stuck. Bittersweet!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Workout Blog: Turbo Jam Day 41/42

am working out to Turbo Jam for 6 weeks to see how I can impact my body.

Well, my 6 weeks challenge is over. I pigged out today on restaurant breakfast, party food and junk. It was a fun day though!

My results are here in the photo below. I lost 10.5 lbs and lots of inches!

I'm going to do another 6 weeks starting on Monday. My goal is to lose 29.5 more pounds. :)

I hope this blog has inspired somebody to take action and change not only their body but their way of thinking. You can read back and see all of the different ways I thought about myself and others during my challenge. Feel free to contact me about yours.

I no longer feel fat and I am no longer ashamed of what my body looks like. I know I work hard and that is what counts! Thanks for being there with me through this. See you on!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Workout Blog: Turbo Jam Day 40/42

am working out to Turbo Jam for 6 weeks to see how I can impact my body.

So, I didn't blog yesterday. I was so exhausted after my workout that I just ate a yogurt and went to bed. :)

Last night during my Ab Jam, my husband came in to say hello while I was working out and noticed my posture was off. He told me about it and I was able to correct it and ouch can I feel the burn today!

Every giggle I had today hurt my obliques. Ouch! My body was NOT happy. I didn't want to work out but my coach thefitmommy made me! I did it. Got in there and sweated it out and now I am happy.

Well, I don't know what to say! I am done with my 6 weeks challenge because there are only 2 days left and I have 2 rest days on my workout schedule this weekend. 

I'll report my totals and future plans on Sunday. Talk to you then!

Weight this morning was 184. I am so doing this!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Workout Blog: Turbo Jam Day 38/42

am working out to Turbo Jam for 6 weeks to see how I can impact my body.

I'm almost at my 6 weeks point in Turbo Jam. I followed the calendar for 4 of those six weeks and I think I'm going to do another 6 week cycle after I finish this one.

This morning I noticed that there is no resistance in my jeans. It's weird how you take that for granted, that jeans give you resistance. They just always have for me. I've always had to pull them on and then pull the button to the button hole and then zip. Now the jeans come straight on, zipper goes up like a breeze and I have inches and inches to spare. No tucking in my gut, no fighting with my flab. I'm really digging my results. My july jeans are getting loose.

It may not exactly be huge amounts of pounds on the scale but I also noticed that my arms, my most hated feature aside from my tummy, are getting thinner. YES, YES, YES. I have tried for YEARS to tone my arms. I hate how they look in photographs. Now they are visibly smaller and I can see muscle tone forming. I can also see shadows and muscle in my abs, too, but that will take many months more to sculpt.

Tonight is a Cardio Party night. Weight this morning was 186. I am rocking this!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Workout Blog: Turbo Jam Day 37/42

am working out to Turbo Jam for 6 weeks to see how I can impact my body.

Today was a 20 minute workout and Ab Jam day. Totally breezed through them without a problem. Woot woot! I feel great today!

Weight this morning was 187. I am rocking the crap out of this!

P.S. My July jeans are loose all over. Muahahaha!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Workout Blog: Turbo Jam Day 36/42

am working out to Turbo Jam for 6 weeks to see how I can impact my body.

So, I know what my mom wants for Christmas! She wants Turbo Jam and I am going to get her a copy too. :) my dad is super proud of my progress thus far and that makes ME proud! I have never stuck to any exercise program this long.

I overate a lot today. Mostly because my guilty pleasure food was gone. I normally eat Sunkist Fruit Gems (2 a day) as a guilty pleasure but they are all gone and hard to find. So today I caved and ate skittles.

I also ate: Cheerios, rice, 2 slices of thinly spread peanut butter toast, 4 half sized pieces of burnt bacon, yogurt (activia), 2 rice cakes and a protein bar. Lol. Oops! Nothing healthy in that lot! No real meals, either. Tomorrow I will try and cook something good.

Weight this morning was 187. Still have water weight and major sugar cravings. It will pass. I can do this!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Workout Blog: Turbo Jam Day 35/42

am working out to Turbo Jam for 6 weeks to see how I can impact my body.

I have only one week left of my 6 weeks challenge. Will I make it to a nice even number of pounds lost? I don't know.

Tonight I completed Punch, Kick & Jam for the first time without giving up halfway through. I was really proud of myself. 

To be absolutely honest, I am feeling mega depressed lately. I'm hoping I can cheer up soon.

Weight this morning was 187.5 - it's water weight and I can't wait for it to go away. I can do this.

Workout Blog: Turbo Jam Day 34/42

am working out to Turbo Jam for 6 weeks to see how I can impact my body.

Yes, I am totally changing. I tried making an excuse yesterday and then remembered that excuses get me nowhere. I did my workout anyway. 

Today I was completely depressed (serotonin levels are a mess today I am betting since it's my day off on the workout calendar) and I saw a picture of someone I used to know who has lost a ton of weight. I was always smaller than her and now she is teeny tiny. I was completely envious and burst into tears.

My loving husband reminded me that I am not doing this to be "beautiful" because I already am. I am not doing this to be smaller than someone else, either. I am doing this to be healthy and to be happy with my body. He told me that he is happy with me any way that I am and that I shouldn't get down on myself, ever. He is very right. 

Everyone has their problems and I should have been happy that that girl got fit, not upset that she was fitter than me. It's in our nature to be jealous of others. A lot of the time we slag them off because we don't think we can have what they have. I didn't do that today but I have done it in the past and I have heard it a lot. "Real women have curves." "Men like meat, bones are for dogs", etc. Messages like these aren't positive for anyone. Let's stop attacking each other, ladies, and start helping each other be healthy and happy!