Dec 2008, Apr 2009, Jan 2010, and Jan 2011...looking way more toned this year!!
The hubby and I looking saucy (and slender!) for NYE 2010
Sweaty, but done! (Westfield Wave Triathlon, 6/13/10, 0.3 mi swim, 13 mi bike, 3 mi run)
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I've been an off and on "fitness buff" for a while now. Was a swimmer in college, but in the off-season I partied and ate a bit too much and gained some weight. Started grad school and was able to drop some of the weight, but again, partying and bad food choices got in my way. Now I'm married and was working out consistently before the wedding...until the honeymoon! Where, you guessed it, drinking and food (and too much relaxing!) got the best of me. I had a 3 week span where I didn't do much after returning home. Now I'm back into it and plan to stay motivated. I want to stay looking good for my hubby!
Overall, I'm in good shape and am pretty muscular due to the college swimming, so my weight is a bit higher than what you would guess just looking at me. My goal is to drop a bit of the excess flab and tone up...hopefully lose some pounds in the process!
So that intro was written in September 0f 2008, and I have to say that I have definitely stuck with my fitness routine since then! If I don't work out at least 5 times a week and burn 3000 extra calories per week, then I feel like I am slacking! In the past year, I have dropped 3 pant sizes, and lost just about 20 pounds from my highest of 163. Needless to say, I feel great! We all have those little things we need to work on, and this year I have a few goals. One of the first things I need to do is get better about tracking my food. I have no problem with the amount of exercise I get, but I think tracking will help me get rid of those extra pounds (I have been plateauing a bit recently). Another goal that I want to accomplish this year is to finish a triathlon....training for that has begun recently. Hopefully varying my exercise and eating a bit better will help me reach my goals in 2010!!
-I WILL get into the 130s (although I can tell my body is changing, I've been plateauing for a while!)
Update: 6/13/10-I have been consistently in the 130s for a few weeks now...and I'm not looking back!
-Reduce my body fat by at least 5% (recently checked in Jan 2010)
-Finish a triathlon (possibly 2--decision on which length(s) to come!)
Update: 1 triathlon done! 6/13/10, 0.3 mi swim, 13 mi bike, 3 mi run--1:27.37 (not bad for not training for it...the next I will be training for!)
-Continue keeping the drinking to a minimum (one weekend night and a glass of wine here and there during the week)
-Continue to exercise 5-6 days a week
Variety, variety, variety...my gym offers several different aerobics classes and I try them all: Spinning, Les Mills classes-combat, step, pump, attack..I never miss them; they keep me so motivated! On a random day, I will exercise at home with a Tae-bo, P90x, or Insanity DVD. I also swim, run, and bike, but I need to up the mileage on these to get ready for my first triathlon this summer!
Originally from upstate NY, now living in western MA. Yes....the winters are brutal!
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| current weight: 133.6
I loved your answer to the poll question about what is your diet heavy in and there was no place for protein. My sentiments exactly. Actually I don't think mine is heavy in anything. I don't eat sugar I only eat whole grains and get fruit or veggie at every meal and dairy and either a small amount of meat or beans or cheese or all three. Your pictures look great. Have a great week.
1963 days ago
Thanks for the post. Apparently instant gratification was needed. :) But I did get the trophy. :) :)
On your progress. I just sprained my ankle last week so I'm getting back slowly. It is aggravating but I am starting to ease back into it.
1974 days ago
Hey! So i was wondering if I could maybe borrow/ try out some of your workout DVDs? That would be sooo awesome! See you tomorrow!!!
2006 days ago
Did I read your intro correctly? You are burning 3000 cals a day exercising, on top of your BMR?
2099 days ago
Comment edited on: 10/29/2010 2:22:03 PM
You're looking great!!!! Stay positive and keep up the good work!!
2286 days ago