Saturday, November 29, 2014

Challenge Complete

Today I wrapped up my 21 day Beach Body challenge. I am thrilled to have lost 3.1 pounds and a total of 6 inches (including 1.5 from my waist!). I know it doesn't seem like a lot but I lost weight 3 weeks in a row. For the last year at least I have been losing and gaining the same 5 pounds. Down one week and up the next. As far as I can see I have won the challenge! I can't wait to see what my prize is!

Hubby still says he wants to join me in my workouts so we are going to try again tomorrow. I`m sure he will tell me he is too tired again! It`s weird - something in my mind has changed, I never wanted to workout in front of anyone before but now if he doesn't want to join me I just workout while he sits on the couch. This is the switch I have been waiting for. I am not hiding anymore. I am honest about what I am doing with anyone who wants to know. Don't get me wrong I am not singing it from the roof tops but I am not lying about it of anyone asks me. I am excited about the changes I am making.

One big change has been NO McDonalds. I haven't had McDonalds since November 9. This is a big deal for me. We had started eating there at least once a week and that didn't count the times I went secretly at lunch and ate by myself in the parking lot. I have said I will stop for all of November. I am not sure I want to go back. My daughter has been asking to go lately. My hubby has been really supportive and got her off the subject and on to something else. I'd like to see how long I can go. I am only a few days away from 1 year without pop (soda)! Again a HUGE change in my life. I still have an Iced Tea (sweetened) on occasion. It has become daily but I have managed to cut that way back as well. I am never going to be the person who makes drastic changes - I don't want to be at Christmas Dinner eating salad. I want to enjoy my life and my food by practicing moderation.

Well I think I have rambled on long enough - have a great night!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Beach Body

Well hello there. Long time no write/read. I have been thinking about blogging and for some reason I never seem to get it done. I have had so many excuses for so many things lately it's pathetic! I can happily say that my weight is actually coming down. With going back to work I find myself on track during the day for the most part, it's the evenings that are killing me right now. I just seem to want to stuff as much as I can in my mouth. Sometimes I'm not even really aware of what I am doing and sometimes I just don't really seem to care. I have had days where I have gotten myself back in check and even popped my workout in the machine! Those days I'm very happy with myself. Being over weight seems to be a horrible cycle - round and round we go. We eat because we are fat and we are fat because we eat.

In the last few weeks I have made some really positive changes in my life. A very good friend of mine introduced me to a wonderful group of women through an accountability group. This group is tied to coaches from Beach Body and they could not be more supportive - I really needed something like this. I have been missing the group part of Weight Watchers - that support and the chance to bounce ideas off of each other. It's great to be able to share things with this wonderful group of women. I have even  brought another friend of mine in to the group realizing she could benefit from the extra support. Through this group I have been introduced to Shakeology - a great meal replacement shake. I have been using the chocolate one and I feel so satisfied and good when I drink it. I have also been introduced to Piyo - what an amazing workout! If you want some that you don't have to bounce around with this is for you! Keep in mind none of this is cheap but quality rarely is.

I haven't been consistant with my workouts at this point. Hubs and I said we were going to do this together and the. It just hasn't worked out that way. I have done it twice and he hasn't. He has been sick the latter part of the week so I have to give him a break there. The unfortunate thing is that I also gave myself a break. It's been a long week with work, school meetings and just stuff. To add to it my son has been sick no one is sleeping well. I have let this keep me from working out. I need to drop the excuses and get moving. I want to feel strong and healthy again - I really don't enjoy tired and squishy.