Wednesday, September 10, 2014
This past weekend, I was looking back at pictures from my Freshman year of college.
I was absolutely astonished to see how big I once was, and how far I have come since then.
The pictures on the left are from freshman year, and the pictures on the right are from this year.
A two year difference.
Monday, September 01, 2014
Today was one of those hard days.
A day when I looked in the mirror and hated what I was seeing.
A day when I sat down and could only think about the way my belly was bulging out and how large my thighs looked.
A day when I felt like giving up, because I was never going to get any smaller.
And that's when it happened. I stepped on the scale and saw I was down 2 pounds.
Just a small reminder that no matter how great you are doing, unless you keep a positive mind, it will NOT change your life.
You cannot fall in love with the changes your body is making unless you learn to love the body that you are in.
Blessed for a good scale day to remind me that this journey is one I still desire to be on.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Today was one of those days/weeks where I really came to realize just why I love SP. I have made excuses all week for why I couldn't go to the gym or workout. First it was moving into my new apartment, then it was work, then hanging out with friends. And on top of missing my workouts, I was eating very unhealthy. I got to work tonight entirely disappointed in myself and feeling like I just wanted to quit trying at all- the weight will never come off.
But all it took was a couple of minutes scrolling through old SP blogs of my own and some of my SP friends, and suddenly I was in my workout clothes and now I am off to the gym.
I think it's important to realize that although I have a goal weight, eating healthy, working out and losing weight is not a task I can simple check off my list when I have reached that goal weight. Instead, it's a lifestyle change I have chosen to make and dedicate a lot of my time and thought to. This is a lifelong journey, not a 3-month process.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Two days ago I began 3 different "30 day challenges", and let me just say that these are extremely challenging!!! These are the 3 challenges I am doing:
1.) Lose Your Love Handles (14 day challenge I plan on doing twice)
2.) 30 Day Beach Body Challenge, by 30 day fitness
3.) 30 Day Ab and Squat Challenge, by 30 day fitness
I will also be adding cardio to all of this.
To start out my challenge I took my beginning weight and some beginning measurements, and then used these measurements to calculate my Body Fat Percentage. I chose to do this because I am fully aware that in this month I am going to be gaining muscle and losing fat, but that the scale may not show my full changes. As I entered in my measurements, weight and height into an online Body Fat Calculator (at fitwatch.com) I was extremely nervous to see what my starting body fat would be, HOWEVER, I was pleasantly surprised to see my Body Fat was 27.5%, which is in the average range for women! Although I am still hoping for this to change after a month of what I consider to be very intense working out, I am happy to see that I am currently in a healthy range!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
These last couple of weeks have been very very frustrating.
I have continued to stay in my calorie range (1200-1570) five out of the seven days of the week, and the other two, I still do not overly splurge. I continue to work out 3-4 days a week for at least a half hour.
And yet, I'm GAINING weight instead of losing. I do not understand what I am doing wrong, or how I can ever reach my goal weight, when dieting and exercise are failing me.
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