Sunday, July 21, 2013

Week 7 Update

Soooo good to be back everyone. This month has definitely been crazy busy and I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a while. I'm probably going to make a mass post for the days just including post workout and food pictures so you're not overwhelmed with text. That and I haven't been habitually tacking every bit of food I've been eating. I need to get back in that habit though because I can already tell some days have been heavy on the calories. Anyways I'm starting one more change this week, I will now only be doing 2 posts a week. One post will be the normal weekly update and the other will be post workout and food pictures from the week. Alrighty then, all done with announcements, back to the update.

This week I finally hit my 10 lbs. lost mark!!! YAYYYY!!!! It's been a real struggle this month since I've been super stressed and because of it my weight has been fluctuating up and down. My body did not handle everything that has been going on very well. I was able to not get too frustrated with not losing any weight once I realized I was stress eating and therefore holding stress weight. I just picked myself up this week and kind of reset myself in my healthy eating and workout and that apparently worked. From last week to this week I've lost 1.4 pounds. Only 20 more to go till my healthy weight. I've extended my timeline to lose that to January that way I can focus on losing about 5 pounds a month. I feel much more refocused now, it was just that time where I needed to shake things up. Here's my new measurements (pictures will be added tomorrow)

Waist - 28.5 inches
Hips - 42 inches
Thigh - 27 inches
Flexed - 14 inches
Relaxed - 13 3/4 inches

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Week 6 Update

This week was mega  busy  and I only got around to weighing in. It's a little better this week, I dropped another 1.4 lbs and that puts me at the lowest I've been so far with all the weight fluctuation that's been going on the last few weeks. It hasn't been the best week with eating and working out since its been outrageously busy. Haven't been feeling the most motivated lately, I just feel like I haven't been progressing even though the numbers don't lie. Just need a pick me up I guess. No measurements this week since I didn't get around to it but I promise I will next week. Hopefully things will only get better from here. Pictures coming soon!!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Day 35, 36, and 37

Whoop whoop first week of July done!!!!! Pretty rough last few days though :/

Day 35
Meal 1-292 calories
Meal 2- 300 calories
Meal 3-252 calories
Meal 4-291 calories

Total caloric intake - 1136 calories, 555 calories under

Day 36
Meal 1-292 calories
Meal 2-300 calories
Meal 3-283 calories
Meal 4- 185 calories
Meal 5-682 calories

Total caloric intake - 1782 calories, 91 calories over, no workout (new rest day)

Day 37
Meal 1-842 calories 
Sooo good, I think I like these better than regular pancakes

Meal 2- 300 calories

Total caloric intake - 1142 calories, 549 calories under

Day 35
Today was POP HIIT day on my blogilates thisismyjuly workout calendar along with the videos I was supposed to do yesterday. Because of the nature of the workout, like Tuesday, I was sweating more than a glass of ice cold tea in the hot Texas sun!!! The first thing I did was Wednesdays videos.

Day 18 done!!!!! Only 3 days left!!!

Day 36

Day 37
Today was Lower body and man did it burn. I do feel like I've improved significantly though because this was my second or third time doing some of these videos and I actually was able to push completely through some of the reps. Feeling lean and mean today. Can't wait for next week so I can continue to improve :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Days 32, 33, and 34

Soo much win this week so far. Getting back on track and it feels good :)

Meals: Daily budget 1691 calories 
Day 32
Meal 1 - 341 calories
Meal 2 - 739 calories (4 pieces of homemade banana oatmeal bread with peanut butter)
Meal 3 - 210 calories (plain popcorn and whole carrots)
Meal 4 - 440 calories

Daily caloric intake - 1730 calories, 227 calories under budget after workout

Day 33
Meal 1 - 292 calories

Getting pretty good at these
Meal 2 - 342 calories
Meal 3 - 300 calories (kettle corn)

No I didn't eat all of it
Meal 4 -  450 (tortilla chips)
Meal 5 - 150 calories

Daily caloric intake - 1534 calories, 759 calories under budget after workout

Day 34
Meal 1 - 292 calories
Meal 2 - 245 calories
Meal 3 - 650 calories (zucchini squash on sub bread, lays potato chips, and 2 white chocolate macadamia nut cookies)
Meal 4 - 232 calories

Daily caloric intake - 1419 calories, 272 calories under budget

Day 32
Today was core day on my blogilates thisismyjuly calendar workout.  However, it should of been named the kill my abs and lower back past the point of ever becoming a zombie workout. I by no means did all the reps but I sure did try and boy did I still sweat. Usually on toning days I don't sweat very much at all but this day really kicked by butt and had me feeling like I was doing cardio. Hoots to Cassey for continuing to challenge me. I don't think I'll ever be bored or not struggling through her workouts. Very good day, I really felt like I ate right and worked hard to strengthen my core.

Phew my core was burning, feeling strong though!!!

Day 16, S-O  O-ver

Day 33
Today was probably the roughest day I've had. Like seriously, worse than the burpee challenge. It was pop hiit Tuesday which meant that it was a high intensity interval training day. I was sweating all over the floor and then slipping and sliding all over the place because of the puddles on the floor. It was gross, but the good kind of gross, the good gross you get after working out really hard. Since it was they type of workout you did solo I was able to focus more on completing each rep correctly and safely instead of trying to keep up with the video. It was nice....well as nice as it can be when you're dog tired and gasping for air. I did do all 3 sets of torture and felt rather accomplished when I was done. Can't wait to do something new and challenging tomorrow and then do this HIIT routine again Thursday.

Sweaty sweat sweat workout done

Day 17!!!! So close to being done, less than a week!!!!

Day 34
Let me start off by saying I'm sooo totally sore from yesterday. It's like seriously ridic. Even though tomorrow is the 4th of July (YAYYYY) and I don't have class I was so tired from finals studying and work I still wasn't able to work out :(. Hopefully Friday when we get rescheduled I won't have to work that late during the week anymore so I don't have to skip. Wish me luck!!!

1 Month Done!!!

Wow, how the time flies. I can't believe I've been on this journey for a whole month now. I've learned so much about healthy eating, living, working out, and most importantly myself. I'm learning that my weakness is definitely impatience. A lot of days I get impatient with my progress and get discouraged that it's taking me so long to get to my goal. I do seek solace in the fact that this is now my lifestyle no matter what. So whether or not the weight comes off when I want it too I've chosen to eat clean and workout so my body is healthy. Not just so my brain can be happy with a warped image anyways. I'm not as tired as I used to be and doing day to day tasks aren't as taxing as they used too. Even though the outside is reflecting slowly my insides are pretty instantaneous and that's rewarding enough for me right now.

Anyways, this past month I've managed to lose about 6.5 pounds and a couple of inches around my waist and hips. Here's the complete before and after:



Along with my general healthy livingness I also completed blogilates juneonfire calendar (WHOOP!! WHOOP!!). Here are those before and after pics.

Juneonfire before

Juneonfire after

Next month we'll get to see my before and after pics for my 21 day challenge. When I complete it I think I'll do it again for something else. Maybe go vegan, give up the rest of refined sugars, make every workout day, or something like that. Or I might just do the same generally living healthy thing, I'm not sure yet. This month I'll be continuing with blogilates doing the thisismyjuly workout. She's having a nike shoe giveaway and it would be absolutely stellar if I could win a pair!!!

The type of nike's available to be won

Well that's about it. Before I end I want to thank you all for your support and keeping up with me. Even though I don't get to know who individually reads my blog especially since none of you comment (*hint, *hint) I do appreciate you more than you know. Just knowing someone cares makes me stay accountable. Looking forward to the many busy months ahead of us :).