Day 1 of restart 8,635,173,263

Ok fam. Let’s give this a go. Again. Yep. It legit feels like the number in the title of the post. But I can do this. I think. Lol.

I spent some time while the kids were doing their school work to really evaluate things. I woke up like a bear this morning. Full of jealousy for my husband who has recently lost something like 30 pounds. I’m not an asshole, but I secretly hate him for this. (Did I mention it’s also our wedding anniversary so being a hater today makes it even worse!). I wish losing weight could be as simple for me as it is for him. He stopped eating out and uses our exercise bike 4-5 days a week, with a few pushups and sit-ups thrown in for good measure? Meanwhile I’m over here working out each day until I feel like I’m going to die and somewhat watching what I eat. Now mind you this whole COVID thing has been a weird wild ride for me (just like everyone else I know). So have I been eating more treats and carbs? Yes. But I also added 2 extra people to my dinner table during all of this, so making food that everyone will enjoy plus stretching things as far as they can go has been paramount. Honestly, my overall mood has sucked and I don’t like how it feels.

So after the post I did the other day, it got my mind moving about what I could do. It also got me looking into body dysmorphia, which I really think I have. I’ve talked about this in previous posts – where when I look at myself without a mirror I like the way I look. As soon as I look at myself in a mirror-I instantly start tearing myself apart. I’ve changed my hair color 4 different times in the hopes to boost my own morale. I’ve connected with friends and they’ve lovingly reminded me that I’m not alone. But I just can’t shake the feeling that I need to feel better in my skin and only I can do that for myself.

I took my measurements again this morning and stepped on that blasted scale so I could have a starting point. I posted it below.

I also put together a hybrid calendar for workouts. I’m getting bored with following the full Morning Meltdown program for the second time, so I grabbed my favorite days and mixed them up with trampoline workouts and kickboxing. I have a tabata timer that I love and playlists that make me work – so I’m hopeful that it will inspire me to do it! With that said…the workouts are actually the easy part! Crazy right? Yep, the kitchen is where all my problems are. So I’m also back to tracking on My Fitness Pal, because I’m on a budget and it’s free. Feel free to follow me/friend me? I don’t know how that works. (user name: jenns_losing_it). I also have a Apple Watch and would love to connect with people there too for challenges – accountability is where it’s at!

Wish me luck! I’m starting literally right now – so I need to change my clothes and get my ass on that trampoline! Cardio waits for no one. I didn’t want to start workouts tomorrow when I took my measurements today. Seriously. Here goes nothing. Again. I need support, I need my cheerleaders. I need all the love to help me keep going when I want to sit down and have a snack. I want to feel comfortable in those shorts this summer, because its hot as hell to be wearing jeans!

XOXO, Jenn

Day Five

Day five. Day five. Day five.

Woke up with what felt a full blown cold and skipped the 5am hustle in favor of bed. Again. But I felt better after being up and around for a while. I thought I might have talked myself into working out but used every minor inconvenience as a reason not to. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I ran errands and then enjoyed some birthday cake with one of the fun teachers from James school. It was nice to make the special visitor list for that.

Overall I’m still feeling better mood wise. I’m scheduled for a class at the gym in the morning for 9am. I don’t cancel those (mainly because they cost me money if I do) – so I’ll for sure be back in the workout game tomorrow morning. That also means I’ll probably come home and pull a double to catch up on some of the workouts I missed yesterday and today. It’s a slippery slope when you start missing workouts- it’s real easy to keep skipping them.

I’m looking forward to this weekend. I plan on doing some of my craft work to add some new items to my Etsy Shop. Al and James are going camping (I’m still trying to talk Nate into going too) so I can get some me time in.

Thanks for supporting me and following along.

Day five gratitude: Having a good support system of people that listen no matter what.

XOXO

Goodbye 2018…Hello 2019

As December came to a close I finished up my first round of Liift4 with my workout buddy Shannon. I never took before pictures but I did weigh and measure myself. However…I saw no difference or I should say no loss. I pretty much maintained my weight during the nine weeks (I know, it should be eight but we did week 5 twice). So I guess I should be happy with that considering the holidays. We finished the Friday before Christmas with the plan of starting Round 2 on Christmas Eve. I started the program as planned adding Jillian Michaels Killer Cardio on my Liift4 days. Turned out that my workout pal care down with something and I offered to do week one again so we could be in the same place in the program.

This time I took before pictures and measurements. Each Monday I will do the same. I also took some time to make my 2019 Goals rather than resolutions.

They seem simple enough but I struggle with 6/7. I’m not stuck on the number on the scale as I’m stuck on feeling comfortable in my body and my clothes. I’m heading into my 40th birthday and I already know I’m feeling better than I was at my 30th. But….I want to continue to feel better and look better because I’ve been carrying this weight around for too damn long!

I also committed to doing these sheets again to set shorter term goals for myself. These will help me stay accountable.

So this morning I’m kicking off another 8 weeks with Liift4 matched with cardio. I’m pumped and feeling hopeful that this time I’ll see results. Here’s the schedule I made for myself to bring me through this round.

Wishing everyone a very Happy 2019, May it be all you hope for!

XOXO

It’s Monday!

So that means a new week and new measurements! Y’all. I thought I was killing it this week. BUT I’m also sure that the amount of Halloween candy I’ve been consuming is offsetting those awesome efforts! I also haven’t been tracking my calorie intake. It’s just SO much work! (Insert whining voice)

The amount of exercise I’ve logged daily is exciting for me. I ran on Wednesday for “fun” and on Sunday with my oldest son. What an awesome feeling that was. Helping him finish his first 5K and I felt STRONG!

So for this next week. My plan is 80/20. Today was my 20 day. Queso for dinner. The rest of the week I need to be on. I have to track and must be mindful of what I eat. Today is a tough day on the calendar for me. So I’ve allowed myself to deal with it in the most familiar of ways. Food. But moving forward I will also start working on a healthier way to work through stressful times. Dealing with my “food issues”. Which is something I’m working on with one of my good friends.

On Friday I’ll check in with my progress.

XO

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Friday Feels….On a Saturday morning

e33d2616d398798174a5f98806eda7a9--hello-friday-art-quotesGood morning friends, what a week this has been for me!  The busiest I’ve had in a long time.  My husband and I have been working hard on setting up our new GPS Tracking business.  Between conference calls, finding suppliers and trainings almost everyday – it all feels a little overwhelming!  I had a few family things to deal with too this week.  My dad has been fighting RA for years and lately his mobility has gotten very limited.  So I’ve been stepping in and helping out when I can because I can offer more strength in helping him at doctors appointments.  At the end of September he had an infection pop up out of no where in his foot that required two surgeries to take care of it, including a week long hospital stay, six weeks of daily antibiotic infusions and home visits from a nurse every other day to change bandages.  He just finished those infusions this week and I am beyond thrilled.  This means he can get back on his RA medication this week, which I am hopeful will improves his mobility.

 

img_2021As far as my promises to myself last week, well….I didn’t do so great.  My weight and measurements went up.  I definitely didn’t
track like I wanted to or drink enough water.  I did get in 30 minutes of exercise daily and complete my 10 things I’m grateful for each day.  The lists are getting easier every day.  I realized there are so many things to be grateful for if you take a minute to realize it.  So for this next week I’ve committed to working out with a friend – checking in daily. It’s an eight week program – four times a week.  It’s nice to have an accountability partner for working out.  I have one for my gratitude and water.  I have to figure out what it’s going to take to get that scales moving in the right direction and my measurements.  Because I can’t go splitting my jeans again like last week (see Tuesday’s Instagram post haha).

Here’s hoping for an awesome week – I have a slightly less packed calendar for next week so let’s hope it stays that way!

 

Have a great week and thanks for reading! XO

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