I haven’t been working out consistently like I should be but I thought I would give a picture update and show you the progress I have made.
I am guessing about the March one (could be April) but that is where I started out at after my last baby. The middle picture, I think I gained most back and started over again. The last is just a few months after the middle picture and not really trying. I am very proud of that and can’t wait to see what happens when I try hard again!!
Have a great day everyone!!
It has been a while since I have last posted.
Today I decided I need to get on the right track again. I haven’t fell off and gained but I haven’t really lost either. As of today I am 279. I am trying to get rid of my mama pooch. I have been doing different at home exercises with a ball to help with that. I also got on my bike here at home and rode 6.14 miles today.
I am feeling pretty proud of myself today. I just really hope I can keep this feeling up and keep going. I really want to lose 20 pounds over the next 2 months. That would put me at pre DJ weight. If I can lose 40 pounds, that would put me at pre baby weight!! GOALS!!
This past week I have been sick. Even missing work, which I hardly EVER do!! Today is the first day back at the gym. OMG I so needed that. I feel SOOOO much better after sweating like a pig!! I never, in a million years, did I think I would say that but here I am. I guess I am really on board with this whole life change. It may be small changes but hell, I have stuck with going to a gym since Dec. I am proud of myself for doing it. I may not have the results that I was hoping for (I wanted to lose 2 pounds a week) but I am doing pretty darn good. I started out 2 years ago at my heaviest at 325. I have had a baby since then and over the last year I went back and forth with what I was doing with my health. After I got married, I decided I was going to really give it a try again. I honestly didn’t think I would make it past 1 month. 4 months later and I am down to 285. So over the last couple years, I have officially lost 40 pounds. My goal is 200. I am hoping I can do this because I want to be around for as long as I can. I want to see everything my kids do!! I want to be able to play with my kids as they grow up. I don’t want to be on hundreds of pills just to get through the day. I am almost 35 and so far I don’t have to take pills. I am really proud of that but I know that can change any day. I give myself over to that higher power to help me on my journey and I pray that I have the strength inside of myself to complete this goal.
I really didn’t think this would end up a blog post. This whole thing started as a post on facebook but I decided at the end to put it here instead. Thank you to all of you who are here to support me. There are a few people who comment on facebook that I never expected to and it makes me feel good that after all these years, they still care enough just to say good job. It feels good to know that it isn’t just me or my mom but others cheering me on too. So THANK YOU to all of you who are out there cheering me on and supporting me. It really does make a huge difference!!
I am weighing in a day early because I don’t think I will remember in the morning. So my last weigh in was 291.6, and this mornings weigh in was 287.4. Really proud of my 4.2 lb loss!! So now I have passed my mini goal. I no longer have a mini goal. I have a major goal of 275. I have also started working out in the morning instead of at night because I find now that I have a hard time falling asleep. I did work out Monday morning but didn’t this morning. The only reason is because when my alarm started going off, my legs started cramping. I was not going to go try to work out with my legs cramping. So I filled my day with LOTS of water and hopefully I will get there again in the morning but we will see what this crappy weather has in store first. I am loving the fact that the 2 new pairs of size 22 pants that I bought, I now need a belt because they are getting baggy on my already!! Kinda hating that too because they cost enough money!! Well, I gotta go get the baby in the bath. Have a good night everyone!!
Will be the death of me!! I have been slacking the last few days just because of being so busy in the evening. I have been eating lots of carbs too!! It is horribly good though!! So lately I have only been doing 25 mins on the elliptical and then one set of reps on the weight circuit. Tonight because of missing 4 days and eating crap for a few days, I bumped it up to 30 mins. OMG!! I was soaking when I was done!! I haven’t done that for a while, damp but not soaking!! It felt really good!! I am back at it. I will not quit!! I will change my body and make myself happy with myself again!!
One other big thing for me is shopping. I HATE it. Like with a passion. I would never think to go into stores like Vanity or Glik. They have such cute clothes but for a big girl like me, I could never wear it because they are tighter fitting and I have rolls. Well, on Valentine’s night, one of my closest friends invited us out to dinner with her and her husband. We met them at the mall. She wears all those cute clothes from places like that. I told her I think I might have lost enough weight to look for something. Guess what!?!? I bought 4 tank tops and 2 t-shirts from Vanity!! I still have to throw on my spanx to smooth out my rolls but I can fit into their clothes now!! It was a huge thing for me to be able to do that. I am very proud of the changes in my body!!
Well my little one is crying for me to bring her to bed. Have a great night everyone!!
Today has been a long day!! I was up at like 6:30 to go ice fishing. My step-dad and I caught 2 fish total. I am such bad luck. We haven’t got hardly anything for 4 weeks now but when he goes out by himself, he catches lots. So after fishing, I came home and grabbed the family and we went to a bowling birthday party. That was fun!! I miss bowling!! I ate all sorts of crap. Pizza, nacho’s, and cake!! It was so good!! After that, I ran and got food for the baby. Then I went to the gym. I did 25 mins on the elliptical and then added weights. I did the circuit of machines. I really didn’t think that my arms were that weak!! I was wrong. I am planning on adding more and more time on those machines every time I go. I am actually enjoying going to the gym now. I have fun and feel really good when I am done. I never actually thought I would get to that point. I was debating about getting a year long membership or just buying a treadmill since I have a bunch of free weights at home. I think tonight has made me realize that the different machines at the gym are what I need to help with my gigantic goal of 100 pounds. Only 90 pounds left!!
So yeah, last week was because of that icky thing. Today’s weigh in …. 293.0!! So from last week, that makes a 5.8 lbs drop!! Yay!! Only 3 pounds until my next mini-goal. I didn’t get to the gym last night so I did 30DS instead. The night before, I actually had my boys do the 30DS with me. It was kinda interesting to see how well they did for only being 6 and 9. My baby girl just sits and watches and sometimes giggles when I am jumping. My boys said they want to keep doing the work out with me but they want weights too. I told them once the can do the workout in the correct form, then I will get them weights too. Anyways, time to get ready for work. Have a great day everyone!!