February was a weird month for me.. from work to working out. March however has started out on a better note with a 2 pound fat loss so far.. and with my new meal/workout plans I'm sure this month I'll get very close to getting in the 190's.
Yogurt, fruit, nuts with shaved coconut oil that solidifies when cold. (above)
Meals have changed slightly here and there. Not as much chicken consumption as I'm still working on my digestion challenges. Its getting better though. I noticed when I ate little to no meat in my meals I felt a lot better. I also know that slow cooked proteins like in a crock pot can be healthier and easier on the belly than say pan cooked on high heat.
Leaning out more and more and focused on overall fat loss with a lot of attention to reducing belly fat.
Attending, and excited, about this years Health & Fitness Expo. Keep in mind that when I went last year I was close to 300 lbs .. bloated and so unhealthy. Its in July which is roughly 5 months away. Returning after losing all this weight is going to feel amazing. Lots of stares last year.. maybe they thought fat people shouldn't attend such events. LOL
With my current 70 pound fat loss under my belt, I'm confident I'll be at the 100 pound fat loss mark come July... who knows.. might just drop 50 more lbs before the event which will put me around 170ish.. not bad. Not bad at all!! ;)
I cannot tell you how many times that voice in my head wanted me to just quit.. its a test. Its always a test.. of your strength as well as your desire to reach your goals. Ignore the negative.
While I have lost a good amount of poundage I just kept seeing this fat woman in the mirror .. but once I stopped LOOKING for the negative and starting OPENING my eyes to what was right in front of me.. a healthier woman on her way to getting into the best shape of her life, I suddenly saw ME.
Snapped a photo yesterday after a challenging workout and placed a photo of me before losing the 60+ lbs I have dropped so far..
I look at these photos side by side and there's no question my hard work is paying off.
I have two goals actually… the first is to reach that "fit" physique which is 145 pounds… then going beyond that to 130 lbs to get that shredded look. I have NEVER been in GREAT shape.. this is going to be a new experience for me.. for all of us who have taken back our lives and changing our bodies.
This Summer will be the first summer in over 20 years that I will be wearing shorts on the beach… I've already picked them out. I'm not doing this for anyone.. but me.
My Mother is looking down from heaven and smiling… Mom.. I'm doing it. Love you and I miss you.
Recently I started with a new routine that consisted of 4 exercises (weighted movements), 8-10 reps and 3 sets. Wasn't easy at first.. but I pushed through it. Felt great after ….
I wanted to do more though, and I knew I had it in me.. so I reviewed my workout and added more of everything.
Today I did a dumbbell routine that consisted of more movements (exercises), reps and sets. Last workout was about 45 minutes, and that challenged me.. today however I pushed it and just kept going.. when I was done.. my timer read nearly two hours of lifting (with short 5-15 second breaks here and there) and a short Ab routine right after that. I impressed myself today.. very proud of what I was able to do.. I proved to myself that I can accomplish anything I set my mind and heart to. So can you.
I snapped a couple photos earlier and I can see definition starting to come in even more.. my back.. legs.. waist/abs and my arms.
Progress photos (currently 229.5 down from 292)
... its obviously going to take a ton of cardio and really sticking to a proper diet and strong workouts.
I figure dropping another 60 pounds to really see that definition (I'm actually 84.5 pounds away from my FIT weight which is 145.. and getting down to 130 would get me really really LEAN!)
I'm looking forward to seeing my physique change and improve, lean out and get shredded!!!