Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What have I been up to?

My poor blog........I have put you on the back burner.
Anyway, how are you? I hope you are good! :) 
I thought I would let you know that I decided I don't want to be fat anymore. I hate seeing pictures of me looking this way. I also, hate not seeing pictures of me with my boys and husband because I'm ashamed.    
I've been a stay at home mom now for four years and boy, you can tell! Mama has back and a whole lot of other not so good stuff. I just let myself go. That is no excuse!

via: elkaland

I joined the gym again and they have childcare there. I've been going 5-6 days a week for the last 14 weeks. Woo hoo! I lift weights and do 30 minutes of cardio a day. For my weight lifting, I focus on one body part a day. For example today, I did just shoulders exercises. Last week I started taking some classes. I'm really enjoying them.

My diet has changed big time! No more junk food and no more starving myself. I eat as clean as possible. The good thing I already knew how to cook everything. My husband has been eating this way for years. I also, drink a gallon of water a day. I leave my jug sitting on my kitchen counter so I can see how much I have left.

Another thing I have been working on is SLEEP! I still have to force myself to bed, but I feel so much better not staying up until 2 am.

So, how much have I lost? As of right now 8 pounds. I know that's not much, but I can see inches gone! My clothes are bigger and I no longer have to use a hair bow to keep my pants together! My jeans are really baggy now. It is frustrating to see only this little amount of weight gone, but it's better than nothing and gaining weight.

So, that is what I've been up to. I'm not giving up. I don't care how long it takes me I will be at my first goal's weight. 

29 more pounds to go!


Victoria said...

Good for you! I never had weight issues at all until I hit I battle an extra 20 lbs. that I successfully lost 2 years ago only to put right back on this past year:(

Keep it up though, you can do it! I'm trying too:)

Brooke said...

Goooo, Jenn!! I'm right there with you. Trying to lose 20 lbs.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Congrast on the weight loss! I really need to do something here...hate looking at pics of myself.


Kristi said...

Good for you Jen!!!! I was exactly in your shoes 2 yrs ago. I lost 17 lbs (and I could stand to lose 10 more) and feel so much better. I no longer WINCE when my picture is being taken! I'm older than you, so I can tell you it's HARD to come off! I used a free app on my Ipod and computer called My Fitness Pal! Take a look there, very encouraging and it calculates everything for you :)