Monthly Archives: May 2015

35 pounds down…

Yep, you read that right.  I have technically lost 35.2 pounds.  When I weighed in Tuesday morning, the scale read 244.8.  I’m 15 pounds away from 50 and half way!  Sure, I will continue to lose weight past the 100 pound mark, but 100 is the first HUGE goal to reach.

Every day I feel like there are more things that I’m noticing about myself.  My friend Angel said this weekend that she just wanted to feel my new body!  However, I’m still struggling with days where I feel like I’m not losing weight fast enough.  I still have “fat” days.  I really hate those days.

I am kickboxing 3 days a week.  That’s a lot of cardio.  With Angie and Personal Training we have been focusing on weight training.  Last week, I earned 55 activity points in WW!

My struggle right now is stress and fatigue.  I’ve never been good at dealing with stress.  Unfortunately I can’t seem to get away from it.  Also, I feel like I’m always on the move.  I don’t get home until after 7 Monday-Thursday, so it’s a struggle to “catch up” on the things that need to be done around my house.  I don’t even want to cook dinner when I get home!  I really need to become a morning work out person to give myself more time in the afternoons.  I just like my sleep so darn much!

Have you become a morning work out person?  If so, how did you do it?

I’m on the struggle bus right now with updating this blog.  I’ll get back on a schedule.  Thank you all for sticking with me.  I’m still working on my #sexyinprogress!

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What week are we on again?

I know it’s weigh in time.  I should have posted this yesterday.  I am down a total of 34.4 pound to 245.6 from my starting weight of 280.  I started weight watchers a couple of weeks ago and have realized that my eating was out of control.  I’m so happy to be back in the swing of things.

My progress continues to amaze me.  I don’t know why, but it does.  I was just telling Angie last week that I’m finding myself being able to do more things now than I ever thought I could before.  For instance, the first work out with Leslie, I wasn’t able to plank for even 10 seconds.  I was able to plank for 30 seconds during PT last week.  I still can’t hold my feet 6 inches off the floor, but they are getting closer with every ab exercise that I do.

My upper body strength is slow moving, but I’m starting to see muscle definition through the fat.  You should check out my awesome triceps!

Our fighting fit class this time around is doing a lot more physical things than just hitting the bag.  Yesterday we did a tire flip relay.  Holy crap is that tire heavy.  It was so awesome.  I never thought that I would say that about any kind of exercise.

I have also made the decision to start training for the Baltimore Half Marathon.  There is a 5 hour time limit and walkers are welcome, so that makes me feel like it’s possible.  I talked to my friend Stephen and he is going to help me work on endurance breathing.  I think the one thing that I hate about running is that I feel like I can’t breath after a short period of time.  My biggest obstacle is that I’m going to have to rely on the treadmill to help me with the hills for this race.   We have one hill in Charleston and that is the Ravenel Bridge.  I’m very lucky that I have a great support system for this goal.  I’ve reached out to some friends who love running and they have given me some great tips.

Well, I think that is all for now.  Relay for Life is Friday night into Saturday morning, so I’m planning on getting lots of walking time in over the 12 hours of the event.

Until next time, friends, keep working on your #sexyinprogress