Day Three

Keeping it going!

Day 3, didn’t go horribly. Woke up (on time), worked out, took a quick shower then snuck in a nap before having to get my little off to school. I even had a good hair day – bonus there – especially because my leggings and sweatshirt surely weren’t a match for it.

Got in the grocery shopping and some office work before picking up the kids. I thought the day was going to take an ugly turn when my hubby told me this morning that his mom lost 14lbs (in 20 days) one of Dr. Oz’a diet.

Knee jerk reaction I was pissed. Obviously because I’ve been riding the struggle bus continuously over here. BUT … instead of letting it ruin my whole day and then eating like it’s my last meal – I shifted my mindset. While eating my breakfast I decided that I’ve got to stop comparing myself to what she’s done because I can’t restrict myself like the plan she did. I’d lose 14 and gain 25 when I fell off the wagon. Instead, I’m going to lose weight my way (yeah yeah – stop laughing one day I’ll figure it out) – without restricting my diet. I just need to master the self control part. So while secretly hating everyone that loses weight – I came up with my plan – for at least the next 30 days. Try and maintain some self control. One bagel instead of two – that kind of thing.

Disclaimer- I’m happy my MIL lost the weight – kudos to her and I hope she keeps it up. The weight is hell on her joints and her health so anything that helps her feel better is a-ok in my book. I’m just a closet hater because I don’t have diet discipline…yet.

I felt my mood take a turn for the better tonight and I’d love to wake up feeling the same. It felt nice not to be a straight up grouch.

Day 3 Gratitude: Good hair days that make you look like you have yourself together.

XOXO

Day Two

Day two didn’t start the way I thought it might. I considered getting up with the alarm. Then shut it off and crawled back under the covers. We stayed up fairly late watching a movie and it is a day off. So I got up around 9am and head on down for my workout. Then I decided to do my hair and get dressed like I had somewhere to be. I took care of throwing together my meal plan for the week along with the shopping list for tomorrow. Healthy foods and snacks are on my list to help me stay successful in my secondary challenge of eating better.

I straightened my bedroom and office – wanting to keep moving while I did all the laundry. I also tried not to eat my way through the day today which is a new challenge of its own. Usually on days the kids are home I’m eating all day because I’m bored. But I also hate leaving the house so…. getting out and doing something doesn’t always work for me either.

It’s really hard to muddle through the day when you’re not feeling your best. Staying on task is a challenge because you feel like you want to nap or just watch tv. I caught myself a couple of times.

The plan for tomorrow is groceries, laundry and office work. Thanks for letting me share this with you. I know it’s not exciting – but it makes me feel accountable at the end of the day.

Today’s Gratitude: Being able to talk to my dad every night even if it’s only about the weather. ❤️

XOXO

Phase One of Jillian Michaels Body Shred

I figured I would try doing a midway post about my progress on the program this time around. Three months seemed like a long time to wait to make a post about a program. I used the ending pictures for my last program as the beginning photos and stats for this one.

I’d like to say I’ll do better with my food, but if I’m being honest tracking food just isn’t my jam. The last month of the Body Revolution program I just listened to my body and ate when I was hungry. I also switched things up by adding in my favorite protein coffee every morning once the school schedule began.

I’m not the type of person that can roll out of bed and eat breakfast. I also take thyroid medicine each morning for my Hashimoto’s and they recommend that you wait 30-60 minutes before eating anything.

Here’s what my weekday schedule looks like – 5:15a wake up, get the big kid ready and out the door. Then I take my thyroid medication around 6:30a and hit play on my workout. The workouts are usually around 35 minutes, then I start to wake up the little guy. Then it’s shower time, throw on some clothes and get the little guy out the door. I take a protein coffee (Click Brand – so good, I’m not sponsored, but sometimes think I should be the way I shout their praises) on the way to school. The protein coffee feeds my muscles after my workout and my caffeine requirement without making me feel sick like breakfast would. I usually run my errands after dropping James at school. I’m home between 10 & 11, having my breakfast then.

I’d like to get better at tracking what I actually eat, so I can get a real picture of what I’m actually consuming. I don’t want to do the tracking thing forever but maybe for a week or two. One of these days I’ll get it together and make that happen.

So the stomach bug I fought with a week or so ago helped with a little weight loss. I guess that’s the upside of a stomach bug right? My diet isn’t in check so I can’t expect miracles. However I don’t like to deprive myself of the foods I like. So moderation is what I’ll strive for in these last 3 weeks. I’ll commit to tracking beginning Monday to at least get an idea of how many calories I’m consuming.

Here goes nothing for the last 3 weeks and 3 days of the program!

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

August Action Plan

That’s right…I’ve got an action plan! I have to keep trying until something sticks. Because I am sick and tired of feeling gross and being tired! I want to feel good and be active with my kids. They’re young and deserve an active mama. Because this girl has gotten LAZY this summer.

So I don’t know if this plan will be the one but I’m going to try it. The biggest change is me ditching the scale for the month. Im going to weigh & measure myself on August 1st, then put the scale away until September 1st. I’ve once again become dependent on that number on the scale. It then determines my attitude for the day. Which usually means my attitude will suck. (Insert eye roll here)

The rest is really just a recommitment to counting and burning calories and drinking water. I recalculated my BMR & AMR to help guide me on how much I should be eating and burning daily. Knowing I’d like to have a 1,000 calorie deficit daily to hopefully lose an average of 2lbs per week.

I’ve set up my journal for the month and I’m giving the goals a test run today.