Thursday, July 19, 2012

The big 5-0!

So I weighed in the other day (Obviously) and I've hit 50 pounds of total weight loss since I started losing weight! I tried on my Senior Homecoming dress just to make myself feel a little better :)

Here's the result!

I have collar bones!! Whoop! Yay! I'm so excited!

Here's to 50 more!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Slow Changes and Little Victories

This is not the first time, nor will it be the last time that I've attempted to lose weight. I'm sure when I have kids I'll be attempting to lose some sort of weight, such as baby weight or what have you. However, I used to look for the big victories. 

When I first started to change my lifestyle the weight came off so fast that I thought that was what it would be like until I reached my goal weight. Not exactly. The pounds come off slower now, if they even come off at all. But I've learned that it's also the little victories that make it all worth it. The fact that I could do the majority of the Insanity work out tape with Sean T was a victory that I celebrated today. 

Also, when I pulled on my shorts this morning (That were a little snug at the beginning of the summer) , they went straight up and even higher than they usually went. It's those little victories that I've learned mean the most because it means larger victories are on the way. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Wow, Shakily Climbing Back onto The Bandwagon

So, needless to say I have definitely fallen off of the bandwagon. However, I've been attempting to climb back on ever since I graduated from my Master's program. I went back to being vegetarian, I joined a gym at home, and when I don't feel like going to the gym I make sure I do SOMETHING at home. Lately that something has been Insanity.

This work out series REALLY kicks your butt. I couldn't walk for the first couple of days afterwards but it really helps to jumpstart a workout. Sean T, the coach, motivator or what ever you want to call him does a fantastic job at engaging his audience. Even when you feel like you are ready to give up, him constantly encouraging you from the TV screen is enough to make you push through.

The best thing about Insanity however is that it doesn't require any outside equipment. It's just you and your body racing each other to the finish line. The workouts usually last about a half an hour to forty-five minutes but each of those minutes is spent working your butt off.

I highly recommend these workouts to anyone!

Starting Weight: 220
Current Weight: 219
Goal Weight : 195
Pounds to go: 24
Pounds lost: 1