Day 57-59 Recoup and get back to work

You all’s response to my last post was overwhelming. Im so grateful for those who took the time to respond and liked the video. I am encouraged to continue in my journey. I have reevaluated my routine because it obviously was not working for me. I was taking in too many calories since my intensity had dropped while exercising. I am going to lower my caloric intake just a bit and be more realistic about what I can accomplish in a day with two small children. Thank you for sticking with my through the process and lets conquer the change!

Day 56 Losing Momentum

If I’m being honest guys, I have felt my motivation fading. I don’t feel like eating, exercising or doing much of anything really. I don’t really know what’s happening. I’m finding comfort in sweets which has never even been one of my vices. I gave myself a deadline in order to light a fire and really see results. It was working at first but now as the deadline approaches I find myself getting further and further from the goal that once seemed so easily reached. Have any of you ever been there? Lets have a discussion!

Day 53 Weight loss is not one size fits all!

There is so much information out there on what you should and shouldn’t be doing to reach your goals. It can seem impossible to know which way to go. Its easy to overwhelm yourself with advice from every source. I found myself trying to go in too many directions at once and wound up completely stalling out. If the tasks feels large you likely won’t be confident in your ability to conquer it. I threw everything I thought I knew out the window and started from scratch. This time I followed the advice from people about my size, height and age to see what worked for them because it should have roughly the same effect on me. The loudest voice however in my decision making process however, was my own. I listened to my own body to find out what it did and didn’t like. What foods have others struggled with that my body handled very well? What foods did others swear by that broke me out or made me sick and sluggish? This changed everything for. My regime was built specifically for my personal goals from my personal experiences with certain items. It has made shopping and meal prepping ten times easier. It really has made all the difference in this journey. If you’re routine is working, keep pressing you are almost there. If you need to make adjustments do so now and finish strong. We can do this. We were made to conquer. The change is inevitable.

Day 42 I tried to cheat :-/

So, this is embarrassing. You know those days where you really want to do right but for whatever reason there is a sweet treat calling out to you from afar? Yeah, I had one of those today. No matter how many times I tried to talk myself out of it the craving just seemed to get stronger and stronger. I first tried ordering at a restaurant but they had nothing I wanted which I mean come on, doesn’t all restaurants sell brownie sundaes? Anyway, so I hit a road block there and decided I’d just hang it up because I didn’t need it anyway. Well a couple hours rolled by and my sweet tooth was only getting stronger. AGH! Why must you torment me? So I end up scrolling through postdates, which the equivalent of grub hub or Uber eats because who wants to load the kids up for a 7 eleven run? I tell myself I will have 1 brownie thats it. They text back, there are none! Ok, I will just have 1 oatmeal cream pie; after all it is Oats. There are none. What? I had given myself a yes and the universe conspired against me and said no. haha I don’t really takes this that seriously but I did think it was a funny story I just had to share. Has anything like this every happened to you? let me know

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Day 41 Blender Crazy

So has anyone else been obsessed with blenders lately. I find that the easiest way to get in those necessary amounts of fruits and vegetables is to simply blend it up into a swirl of goodness. I have been experimenting with different soups and smoothies and just love them. I definitely want to upgrade to one that provides different settings for the consistence; where you can make ice cream and frozen yogurt. For now though, my basic oster brand does the trick just fine. If you’d like to check it out, I will have it linked down below for you and its super affordable if your just trying it out. Keep conquering my friends.

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Vacation time is over! Day 30-37

So, it appears the last time I posted was on the 10th, which is clearly unacceptable. I went on vacation with my family and just did not realize that the days slipped away without so much as a greeting on my blog. Please forgive me for that you guys. I will say I did enjoy the mental break to regroup and get my creative juices flowing again so that I actually have some good content to bring you.I also revamped my exercise routine because in my first thirty days I saw little progress. I know some may feel that its just too early to tell but I get going either very hard or not at all. I thought I would just wake up athletic and be able to handle each day what I previously wasn’t even doing a portion of. Crazy right! My stamina is increasing and I am certainly not where I was a year ago; even four months ago. However, I do have to settle into the process like everyone else and not be discouraged by the length of it. One day at a time ladies and gentleman. It’s what I preach, its what I should follow. So here we go again, another restart. Hey, as long as we finish, who’s counting! pexels-photo-60230.jpeg

Day 10 The dreadful starting point

So as promised I am going to share with you all exactly where I am starting and what my end goals are. We must realize that wherever we are is not where we have to finish. Push until you feel you are all out and then push just a little more. We will conquer the change!

Height : 5’1

Weight: 152 lbs

Body fat: 29%

Left arm: 10.5

Right arm: 10.5

Chest 39”

Waist: 40”

Hips: 42”

Left thigh: 21.5

Right thigh: 21.5

Wrist: 6”

Forearm: 7”

I am looking to be strong and fit not necessarily skinny. I won’t be checking the scale constantly. I will more focused on the inches I am losing, particularly around the waist. Are you comfortable sharing your starting point and where are you tying to end?