So how is it going everyone? 4 weeks! I’m so proud of you guys for still being with me!
It looks like there has been some good progress made for some of us, and even if not, this week can be a great one. Stay with us!
(Side note – I’m sorry the picture sizes are never uniform. I can’t seem to master that in Blogger!)
I’ve done great with cardio and strength training this past week, but I indulged in candy a bit too much. I’m just going to keep at it! I am noticing a difference in my measurements, even if my weight isn’t changing. Can’t wait to report back in two weeks!
Jessica, age 30
I’ve been going to the community center here and doing random work out videos the first week. The second week, I haven’t done much since we’ve all been down with some kind of virus. I’m hoping everyone starts feeling better soon. I’m ready to get back to it. Not much change, except my hips. =/
Weight: 214 lbs
I recently started doing P90x the last 10 days. Which I love and hate at the same time. lol I’m also going to the community center for cardio every other day. Now if I could work on my resistance to chocolate I would be a whole lot better off. I’m getting better at walking away and not buying it when I go to the store. My weight hasn’t seem to gone down at all but I’m still losing inches off my body. Thank goodness, I’m taking measurements or I would probably would have given up.
I gained on almost all of them, but I’m not worried. I did my own measurements this time (my husband typically does them for me), so I’m sure there’s a bit of room for error there. And, I have to say, I have been ROCKING my workouts this month! Yesterday was the first day ALL MONTH that I haven’t gotten in at least 31 minutes of exercise… And it was only because I was very sick. I am very excited to see what my measurements are on the 30th, which is my 30th day of doing ChaLEAN Extreme.
I think I am going to try weighing myself just once a month starting next Wednesday (that is my first 30 day mark for ChaLEAN Extreme). I have been driving myself absolutely bonkers with the scale this month. I am still only weighing in once a week, but I’ve had a really hard time seeing my numbers. I know my eating hasn’t been 100% where it needs to be, but I’ve been putting in some major amounts of exercise, so I really expected to see a significant drop in weight this month. But that hasn’t happened, so I’ve been feeling pretty bummed. I think weighing myself just the one time a month will *hopefully* help me feel better about that and not depend so much on the scale. Weigh-in days will also be my real measurement days, so I think that will help too.
I made the leap to participate for a few reasons, but the big one is for the SUPPORT and ACCOUNTABILITY! I am also getting married next June and have a dress I bought years ago. I ‘tried’ to fit into it for my previous marriage…ok I didn’t try at all. But in a way I’m glad I didn’t, I’ve found the true love of my life and my mission is to wear that dress for him!!! I want to be back in control of my life, I want a happier and healthier life…they go hand in hand!
Thank you again for starting this challenge! I’m so excited to see how we all change our lives and how we feel about our bodies!!!
The first week I did a really good job of staying on track not only with my exercise, but with my eating habits. I gave myself plenty of time to pack my dinners for work and documented my choices diligently. The second week…not so much. I struggled with fast food cravings and ended up giving in a couple times which limited my progress. I did still incorporate exercise in multiple times this week and I am happy with the inches lost! I’m ready to re-group and buckle down on making sure I have healthy satisfying options for meals so I don’t give in to emotional and excessive eating!
I was happy to see some progress, and in my opinion a visible change in my pictures, though I need to really rev up my excersize!!! Still, an inch is an inch…and loosing an inch from each category was progress enough for me to keep pushing through!!! I can feel my clothes fitting more loosely or at least more comfortably and was soo excited when I got to shop for a couple sweaters for the season and fit into XL ladies instead of having to look in the plus size section!!! Feeling a lot more energetic, now to just focus that energy to working out more!!
I’ve been working out with Cassie at the community center here. The second week I was also down with the virus. Hoping to be better soon.
Weight: 230 lbs
I am a 36 year old mother of 4. I have yo-yo’ed my entire adult life. I am seriously tired of it, and want to be a healthy role model for my girls. Beginning January first I started a new quest to finally get this done. I began to track my calories, gave up cokes (all pop), and slowly started working out. At the beginning of September I was at 159, and have slowly seen some old habits creeping up…along with my weight. I want to FINISH this time, so I took the leap to use this as an accountability measure. Here goes nothing.
Eating still erratic with way too much sugar, but workouts have been banging! Training for a 5k & a 10k. Going cold turkey on “obvious” sugar this week! Gonna kick sugar’s ass!!!!!
Well, I’m hovering over the same place. Need to make more significant changes. I tried the online version of Weight Watchers years ago, but I’m thinking of going to meetings. Not sure I can devote the time and energy. Also, will I end up back at this place if I discontinue meetings down the road?
Still need updated pictures