Fit Challenge Week 6

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So here I am another week has gone by. I have not lost weight since last week but at least I did not gain. I am still where I was last week. The only thing that did change I lost an inch on my backside. I guess that’s a good thing 🙂  I can actually get into a pair of jeans that did not fit me 2 months ago. Unfortunately, I do not think I am going to make it to my goal for this month 0f 176 but I am going to wait till Thursday and see where I am. Until then here are my stats for this week:

 

Fit Challenge week 6:

Height: 5′ 7″

Age: 38

Weight : 178.6

My bust: 38 in

My waist: 32 in

My Hips: 37 in

 

Week 5 Fit Challenge

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So I am in week five and I am feeling amazing. I guess the vacation did more for me then just getting away from everything. I have increased my gazelle time as I said last week to 30 mins and I have felt it in a good way. My legs are looking a lot more toned…but I think that is for all of the time I have spent. That did not come in just one week of doing 10 extra minutes a day…but wouldn’t it be nice if it did…lol!!  My yoga is becoming easier every time I do it. I’d say I’m almost where I was 15 yrs ago when I all but stopped doing it but I still got a bit to go on that. I believe age does have something to do with it but I only think it is a small amount. I believe if you have been doing it, you will be able to continue with it regardless of your age. That is what I am aiming for. I want my abilities back and I am going to fight for them!!

I am continuing on my diet as well as all of the exercise. I don’t get hungry like I used to. Meaning , I don’t snack on useless junk. Yes I do have ice cream, candy and all that other stuff. I just don’t crave them so I am eating less and less of them. I eat more fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Right now peaches and watermelons are in season and they are better then any piece of candy you can imagine 🙂  I guess like the old saying is “out of sight, out of mind” is true. When you don’t see them any more, you really don’t want them anymore. I have had bread once this week and that was on a sub sandwich that I had at my parents house over the weekend. Other then that, there is no bread in my diet. I am trying to drink more water but I tell you even in the heat down here, it is hard to drink 6-16 oz glasses of water. Some days are easier then others and I will continue to work on that.

 

Now for the results:  I dropped a pound!!

Fit Challenge week 5:

Height: 5′ 7″

Age: 38

Weight : 178.6

My bust: 38 in

My waist: 32 in

My Hips: 38 in

 

Fit Challenge Week 4

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So here I sit, Still thinking about my vacation and am so glad to be home again 🙂  Sometimes it’s really hard to get back on the horse after you’ve been on vacay but surprisingly it was not too hard this time. I think I actually have surprised myself to be honest. My body was more than ready to get back into the swing of things. I slid back into my routines with minor bumps, which says a lot about how far I have come on this journey. A year ago I could not have said this…actually to be honest, a year ago I probably would have found an excuse not to go back to my routines. But this time, it was so much easier. It was like my body was expecting me to go back. So go back I did…and am so glad I am!!

My eating habits have changed too. I have noticed in the last couple of months my body has started talking again (yes I know that sounds silly). If I reach a point where I have had enough, my body pushes back and says STOP!! If I don’t listen then I pay for it rest of the day with either severe indigestion or I get so sluggish I cannot move. I hate both feelings…UGH!!! Yes there was a time I did hear that, but over the years I forgot about it. I didn’t listen. Now I can hear it again and boy am I listening now…lol!!

My exercising has become easier. I no longer have issues breathing when doing my exercises. That’s not to say I am not challenging myself. It means that my body is adjusting itself (like the eating) and letting me know I can do more. I am going to push more starting this week. I am going to increase my gazelle time by 10 mins from 20 up to 30 mins so I can get that extra burn. I will continue my yoga twice a week to make sure my body gets it’s flexibility back as well.

 

Fit Challenge week 4:

Height: 5′ 7″

Age: 38

Weight : 179.8

My bust: 38 in

My waist: 32 in

My Hips: 38 in

 

 

Fit Challenge: Week 3

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Ok yes I know there was a week in there that I skipped. Those of you who read my blog should know I have not been home and to be honest, wanted a break from my computer as well. I have been on vacation since 6/28. We all went to Washington DC and had an amazing time there. We all went the traditional route and saw all the monuments as well as went to Six Flags America. The kids had a blast in both locations. Me and hubby did too…it was a great family time for all of us. But like with every vacation we had to come back home and come back our normal…which is pretty good too 🙂  I can’t tell you how happy I was to get back and sleep in my own bed…lol!!

On the flip side though, my diet suffered. I did not lose any weight but I did not gain anything. Which I guess considering how much junk I ate on this trip I guess that was pretty good. I did my best to avoid as much bread as possible but when you are eating a lot of foods that qualify as “junk food” it is really hard to completely avoid. So I “limited” the amount of bread I ate and drank a lot of water while on vacation. I think the biggest thing that prevented me from gaining any thing back was how much walking we did . As anyone who lives in the big city knows…it’s easier to walk to a location then it is to drive. So walk we did. We walked to the monuments, we walked to go eat…etc. When we went to Six Flags, we walked some more…lol!! Overall I think I got more exercise during this trip then I have on any other trip.

 

Fit Challenge week 3:

Height: 5′ 7″

Age: 38

Weight : 181.7

My bust: 38 in

My waist: 32 in

My Hips: 38 in

Getting back on the wagon

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OK might not be the best time to say I am getting back on the wagon and continuing my journey to fitness considering we are going on a vacation next week. :O  But you know what….I have to put myself back on the right path sometime because there will always be something that comes up. Whether it be a trip, a get together, a night out, hanging out with the kids…etc. There will always be something no matter what you do. How you deal with it the day after is what matters. Does that mean after you have your fun that you are supposed to feel guilty afterwards and then go to extremes to say that you are making up for what you did? No! What it means is that you acknowledge the fact you made some not so wise choices and move on. It means you know that what you did was not good for you and that not necessarily won’t do it again but will be more attuned to what you are doing and might not do it exactly the same way.

So here we are starting almost at the beginning again. I have lost weight but no where near as much as I would like to. I will do it…here’s my stats to start all over again.

Fit Challenge week 1:

Height: 5′ 7″

Age: 38

Weight : 181.5

My bust: 38 in

My waist: 32 in

My Hips: 38 in

 

Along with the final goal above I am going to hold myself a little more accountable. I am going to set myself smaller goals during this time. This is to help me keep focused not only on the larger goal but to help me stay on track. This is where my Monthly check in will happen:

Goal weight by July 28, 2016:  176

 

As I said above, I am going on vacation next week…I might not be able to post my weekly check in but I will definitely be keeping up with everything. My next post will be in 2 weeks. Maybe I’ll have something good to show 🙂