Summer Hibernation? I think not!

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So yeah, I’ve been hibernating a bit since May… I got a new job, got on the wagon, fell off the wagon and everything in-between. I know that I’ve said I’d be back at in the past and to stick around but the truth is I couldn’t even hold up that end of the bargain. Anyways I’m here now, in a great head space and with new focus.

I’m feeling really strong and determined today, I got  a lot accomplished around our apartment and made very smart choices at the grocery store. Now the hard part is being able to let that strength and determination carry me through my entire journey.  I guess it’s like they say: “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail”.

Feels good to be back!

XO

Ready, Set, Win!!

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Would you be able to stay on track with your diet and exercise if a little cash-money were involved? If so read on!!

I came across dietbet.com today and totally want to host a challenge!

I think this would be a super fun way to get on track before the summer starts. It’s basically an online game where participants put money in a pot and work towards losing 4% of their starting weight in 4 weeks. Don’t worry your weight or photos will only be shared with Dietbet.com’s referees so there is no need to be shy/nervous. The official low down can be found by clicking here.

My $25 contribution is in the game pot and my challenge is starting on May 27th! Who’s joining me? I promise it will be super fun and who couldn’t use some extra money right? Let’s do this together! Join the challenge by clicking here: http://www.dietbet.com/games/16015.

Dedication and hard work pays off!

I’m happy to say that things are going GREAT! I weighed in this morning at 183 pounds and I couldn’t be happier!

Here are my overall results:
Weight lost: 28 pounds
Inches lost: 11.7
Dress size: -1
Pant size:-2

For those of you that have just started following me, here’s what I’ve been doing:

I’m a Beachbody Coach and  follow the ChaLean Extreme workout program for 6 days a week for 30-45 mins no matter what.

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I also eat a clean meal every 2 hours 7 days a week and drink at least 3 liters of water.

Here is an example of what I ate on Monday:

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I’m here to share my journey and support those that surround me, so if you have any questions or just want someone to talk to message me!

 

Frank couldn’t have said it better.

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The people that know me/follow this blog probably know by now that if I haven’t written a post in over a week it’s probably because I messed up!  I guess I shouldn’t really say I messed up, it’s more like I had an off day and I’ve been EXTREMELY busy lately.

I’m not here to say “sorry for the lack of posts” or “I’m sure you’ve been wondering where I was”. To be quite frank, I’m sure the internet would go on even if I wasn’t contributing to it.

Monday night my lovely husband decided to take me out for a nice dinner because he was heading out of town on business the next day.  He took me to a seafood and chop house and I definitely over indulged.  We started off with freshly baked bread drizzled with lobster oil and balsamic, it was divine.  I ordered the jumbo scallops with a creamy butter sauce, vegetables and wild rice for my main course and the flavors were incredible.  We then took a stroll to a local frozen yogurt place and had a nice dessert. Sounds lovely right? NO.

I got home so stuffed that if my belly had buttons, they would have burst. I was incredibly uncomfortable and completely exhausted. This is when the anger set in; I sat on the couch pouting about what I had just done and how guilty I felt. My husband came in and saw me upset, to which he apologized for taking me to dinner and talking me into dessert.  I yelled and told him that the next time he wanted to take me for dinner to just go to Tiffany’s to buy me a new pair of earrings or something instead (can you say princess much?!).  Really, who yells at their husband for taking them out to dinner?!? After I had cooled down a bit I had a really great conversation with him and told him that it was not his fault. I told him that there are going to be situations that are difficult for me and that I need to learn how to say no.   Man-oh-man the stuff this poor guy suffers through!

Anyways, long story short I’m proud of the new me, the me that gave Tuesday a chance for a new beginning. The me that got back on track to the extent of working out at 11:23PM last night and most importantly the me that had the balls to kick the old me in the ass!!

It feels good to be back!

XO

Exciting adventures up ahead!

Whooohoo! I’m down 20 pounds and I have lost a total of 7” from just my waist and hips alone.

Now that I feel in control of my food/meal planning routine, I think it’s time to up the ante with a more intense fitness program. I have done some research and decided to order Chalene Johnson’s ChaLean Workout Program.

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The program was introduced to me by a Beachbody coach by the name of Kelli Hulst. Kelli is hosting a challenge that starts on April 8th that I have also decided to be a part of. I’m really excited to see where Beachbody takes me and I hope that it will inspire others to join along in my journey.

By purchasing a work out program I was told that I could have the sign up fee to become a Beachbody Coach waived, how exciting is that?! I figure that if I’m going to share my journey I may as well help others along the way right?!  I am happy to say that I’m now a proud Coach of Beachbody’s Team Platinum Legacy.

Life is great right now and I’m so excited to embark on this new adventure! I know there will be hard days, some tears and challenges that my body will face, but that’s okay. That’s what a great Beachbody team, husbands and epsom salt baths are for right?!

Today more than ever, I’m so excited to share the rest of my journey From Sin to Thin.   XO

Make it happen Monday!

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The past week was torture for me; I was so sick and had absolutely NO energy.

I was un-focused with my diet and exercise and I would usually beat myself up for it but you know what? It’s okay. Yes, I did eat that spring roll and that doughnut but what can I say!?Life happens. I had been VERY strict up until I started getting sick and then it all fell to crap!

You may ask why I think that this behavior is okay?

  1. Because I’m human and we all mess up every now and then.
  2. The difference between me cheating now and me cheating a couple of months ago is the fact that today I know how and when to stop.

Anyways after a weekend full of Kleenex, cheating and NyQuil. I’m finally feeling better, to be honest I actually feel like a million bucks today!  The sun is shining, I have a low-key day at the office and I think I’m going to go on long walk after dinner.

I feel like I have finally reached a point to where I’m not thinking about how many days I have to go, but about how many days I have to enjoy this new way of life.   I know that I’m going to get there and I’m more excited today than ever, to face success.

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I haven’t been able to post much lately because I have been a bit under the weather. I have also been really busy at work and that makes me completely exhausted by the time I get home.

On a brighter note, I’m happy to be down a total of 16 pounds!!!

I hope to be back at it soon but for the next few days I plan on following these instructions:

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A few things to celebrate!

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It’s hard to imagine that this post marks my 50th post! Yipee!

It feels like yesterday that I decided to take on this journey and I can’t say how much having this blog has helped me.

I also have some very exciting weight loss news! I went to my Weight Watchers meeting yesterday and weighed in at 198.2 pounds! That’s 5.2 pounds gone just this week alone, for a grand total of 12.8.

I’ve been working really hard and measuring all of my food to ensure that I’m not eating 1oz more than I track. I’ve also found that entering all of my food into my tracker the night before really helps.

Are you currently on WW, do you have any tips or trick to share? Or how about successes? I would love to hear it all!

XO