Friday, October 29, 2010

Weigh in - 10/29/10

Wanna talk about falling off the wagon? I was kicked off the wagon, fell off a cliff, and sat there and gorged myself with brownies to get over it. That sounds productive huh? Not so much...

We all have bad days, weeks, and in some cases months. It happens. What is important is that we put down the brownies, pick up where we left off and keep soldiering on. Ready? Me too!

We have officially moved into a new apartment. It's amazing, has tons of space, and is right in the heart of a park district with tons of walking trails. We have been here two weeks and i have been on those walking trails a grand total of 1 time. ONCE! Unacceptable! I also keep using the move as a huge excuse to eat anything and everything i want. I have given myself a slap on the hand though and am officially back on track. Today was my first weigh in in a while. I am up a little over a lb since slacking off over the move, not horrible, but i never want to see the scale go up.

Unfortunately it is getting colder here every day which means my workouts outdoors are going to be coming to an end for the season and i will be spending a lot more time under the control of that beast we all love to hate...Jillian Michaels. I'm not going to lie, i'm looking forward to letting her workouts kick my butt again, however i'm not looking forward to listening to her voice during every workout. I get so angry that i'm screaming at her to shut up by the end of the workout, maybe that works in my favor...

Exciting news on the sizes lost front! I am officially in a junior size 13 jean, and a misses 10 (that's a bit of a squeeze but they button so it counts right? RIGHT?!?!). I am only one size away from my goal of an 8. 2011 is going to be my year for reaching goals and being "average".

So all in all, i'm ready to get back on track to being in the best shape of my life. Who's ready to join me?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Much needed time off

Long time no update? I'm a terrible slacker some days i know, but this time around i'm a little less of a slacker than it appears.

I have lost down to 178lbs and am currently holding steady there. I'm not thrilled about it but i'm not sad either. Maintaining my weight is a huge thing for me, and i'm only a little over 20lbs from goal so maintaining is going to be my middle name. I might as well get it figured out and used to it now, 20lbs isn't too far away!

However i'm not really plateauing so this is why i'm not too sad. Honestly i'm not working out as much the last couple of weeks. I am trying to stay active but with our big move coming up soon (only a little over a week away!) it's becoming harder and harder to find time to fit everything in. I have been sneaking some light and quick workouts in to stay on track, and packing all these boxes has to count for something right?

I have been at this extremely hard, every single day for almost an entire year. As a matter of fact next Thursday will be my one year mark of my lifestyle change. I am taking some much needed relaxing moments to catch my breath, one year is a long time! However i am far from being out of the race, i'm so close to the finish line! A good friend and I are even working on a website to help motivate other women out there just like us, who just strive to be healthy, that in itself is an amazing motivation to me.

This week will resume my normal weigh in posts so keep an eye out!

Weekly goals -

Squats/pushups challenges - 3 days
Walk 12 miles
Yoga - 2 days
30 Day shred - 2 days

Goal of 1lb loss