Update Time!!

It’s time for an update!  It’s been about a month since I last gave one…..so here we are.

Things you should know before I mention anything about weight or inches lost:

–I never measured myself. Every time I do, I lose motivation, so I just didn’t even go down that road this time.

–I didn’t cook hardly at all.  We have a crazy schedule full of homework, baseball practices, doubleheaders, hitting lessons and the beginnings of basketball season, so there’s that.

–I didn’t bring my lunch.  See above explanation.

Alright, so now that those facts are out of the way…let me share with all of you what I DID do and talk about the progress I have made.

In my last post, I talked about how 2-4 pounds would typically come and go depending on the day, and that I had lost almost 3 pounds.  I wasn’t sure if it would actually stay gone, because unfortunately, a lot of times it is just water weight.  Well, guess what?  3 solid little pounds are permanently GONE!  And, as an added bonus, I’m well on my way to a 4th!

Guess what else?  My pants are fitting a little different, so I know I’ve also lost inches!

I love my treadmill time, because I actually get to watch a movie or TV series that I want to watch, without any complaints from anyone.  It’s the equivalent to sitting down on the couch when everyone is gone and having the Direct TV movie choices in front of you, and picking something like Beauty and the Beast (or Magic Mike) because no one is around to tell you no, or whine about what you choose.

However, lately, even though I was spending 4-5 days a week on the treadmill, for 45-50 minutes every time, I wasn’t seeing results.  So, I got out my 21 Day Fix DVD’s and as much as I loathe watching a trainer on TV, I muted it (sorry, Autumn) and turned on a work out playlist on my iPhone.  I did the lower fix DVD and then some crunches afterwards.  While I know it was good to mix things up and get a great work out, I hated every single minute of it. I just can’t do it.  That 30 minute video felt like 3 days.  I just get so distracted because I’m not into it.

Back to the treadmill I went, but this time, I put the incline up higher than usual to change things up and hit different muscles.  My typical work out looks like this:  I complete 10-12 minutes at the highest incline, then 20 minutes at a middle incline and drop it to a lower incline for 10 minutes and finish the last 10 minutes at a 0 incline.  I really feel like this has worked, or at least jump started some changes.  I started to notice a difference in how things were fitting after about 2 weeks of this new “routine”.  I also do about 50-60 crunches after every workout.  Big picture:  that’s probably next to nothing when it comes to abdominal exercises, but I’m sure it’s helping a smidge.  😉

Here’s to the next 4 pounds!  Whoop Whoop!

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Healthy Updates….

If any of you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I’ve been on a mission to lose weight.  

The short story behind this ‘a-ha’ moment was me giving a pep talk to Brayden after he didn’t make a travel team he tried really hard to make.  I didn’t know what to say at first to make him feel better.  I knew his confidence had taken a big blow because we did everything we could have done on our end and it still wasn’t enough.

I kept thinking about things he could maybe improve upon and one thing I told him was that if he wanted something bad enough, he had to overcome the fear and nerves and be able to work through it.  If this meant, for example, getting hit with the  ball a couple times to get over the fear of being hit, then I told him to do it.  I just wanted him to work through it.  

Then it hit me; if I expected Brayden to try his hardest, then I needed to set the example.  I decided to use losing these stubborn pounds as my ‘quest’.  

I’ve pretty much been on the quest to be thin my entire life and I don’t think that’s a big secret.  I’ll lose 5-7 pounds, then within a few months it creeps back, and this pretty much repeats itself over and over.  While I’m not super hard on myself for what I eat, I am hard on myself for how much I eat!  

After 1 week, I’m down almost 3 pounds.  I’m not really calling this an accomplishment since it could very well just be water weight.  I’ll get excited when the scale shows 6 + pounds lost because I’d be willing to bet that it’s legit at that point!

My ultimate goal is to lose 15 pounds!  

Oh, and just throwing this out into the universe—but if you feel the need to hold me accountable or have some spare motivation laying around, feel free to let me know 😊.

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