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Food Shopping

Hey everyone!

So I made my shopping list based on the book I mentioned in my last post. I am going to go shopping bright and early tomorrow morning so that I can start the plan. Looking at the list, I have a feeling it’s going to cost a lot more than I anticipated, but I guess you will have that when you are eating more than once or twice a day, and it’s not McDonald’s. 

I’m feeling pretty excited about the whole thing right now. I saw myself in the mirror this morning and thought, “My God, have I really let myself go to this point?” I had been doing well back in October and I am really disappointed that I let myself gain all the weight I lost back.

I will be posting my food log and work out log tomorrow, along with some before pics so you can see what I am working with. I find it always motivates me when I can see someone’s before picture and watch them transform, so I think it will be beneficial to have one.

Anyway, here is some FITspo to hold us all over until tomorrow when the real fun begins!

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A Better Plan

Hey guys!

So since my last post I have really put together a better plan for weight loss and I know what I am going to do now.

I just bought a book called “The Eat Clean Diet Stripped” by Tosca Reno. If you don’t know her, Ms. Reno is a regular contributor to Oxygen, a fitness magazine I highly recommend. The book is excellent and has a total meal plan outlined in it, and some great recipes.

I will be following that, and then I may follow a different plan on the fifth week from FitnessRX (the book is a four week plan) and just alternate. 

I’ll also post the workouts I’ll be doing daily. I’m thinking I’m going to start it Monday, January 8, 2013 because that is my day off and I also need to go food shopping. 

Just wanted to give you guys an update. Full measurements and before pics on Monday!

 

Here’s some motivational FITspo (emphasis on Fit) to get me, and maybe even you, started.

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It’s that time of year, when people resolve to fix their vices and make themselves a better person. Sales of exercise equipment, gym memberships, and diet pills soar. And a large number of those New Year Dieters will be back to their unhealthy lifestyle in a month.

That is me. Judging by my old posts, it’s not a shock to some of you that I have failed. I tried all the easy ways to lose weight quick, instead of taking responsibility and changing my lifestyle. It was always a thrill seeing the scale numbers drop quickly that first week, at least until hunger got the best of me.

This year, though, I’m beginning to realize that health is not something everyone is blessed with. I myself was suffering from intense back pain just a few months ago, to the point where some days I couldn’t even walk. But through physical therapy, I was able to alleviate some of it. 

That is why I am going to really make an effort to get back into shape, and stay that way. I used to be a dedicated runner, going upwards of 36 miles a week, and now I can’t make it through a single mile without being in pain.

At 23, I thought I would be at my prime. Instead, I feel like an elderly person. So, I am making this blog my accountability. I will post about my triumphs and my failures, my good food days, and my cheat days. I will post how my work outs went, or if I stuck to my guns and did them at all. But I will do this.

Starting today, 3 January 2013, I will take responsibility for my actions and I will be fit.

 

Skipped a Day…

Alright, I’ll come clean. I skipped Yoga X yesterday. I couldn’t sleep all night, then I worked, then I ran errands, and by the time I finally got home my body was aching and I just wanted to go to sleep. My theory is that it is better to listen to your body when it’s tired then push it and end up injured or something. I haven’t worked out yet today, but I’m trying to work up the energy to do it. Keep an eye out for a post about that and some fitspo.

So today was day three (it’s still Thursday despite the time on here, which I can’t figure out how to fix ol). No weight loss yet. 😦 Here’s my work out entry for today:

“I felt very groggy and sore when I woke up today. I didn’t much feel like working out, so I had to pace around my house until I was a little more motivated.

The ‘Shoulder & Arms’ DVD was not as bad as I had thought it was going to be.  I felt really motivated through the whole work out, although I only used a 4 lbs. weight. I hope to eventually get to a 10 lbs. weight.

The ‘Ab Ripper X’ DVD was BRUTAL! It was short, but there were no breaks at all and the exercises were very challenging. I struggled through most of it, which I was surprised by, because my abs used to be my strongest part. I look forward to the day when I can get through the whole DVD.

I am having my protein drink. However, I need to be more careful with my diet. I’m overeating and it’s all junk, so I’m only hurting myself.

Tomorrow is ‘Yoga X’, so it should be a good strength training day!”

So that’s my entry. I had pasta for dinner tonight, which isn’t great, but I’m trying really hard not to snack right now. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep it up. I work tomorrow, so I’ll be distracted! 😀

Here’s some Abs themed thinspo/fitspo to get you (and me) motivated for tomorrow’s work out, because I know I’ll be sore (especially in the abs)!!!!!!!!!!! I’m thinking Before/After thinspo/fitspo tomorrow!!!

Good luck and see you tomorrow!!!

Ok, so this is technically my second post today, but it is day 2. I just finished my work out and now I’m enjoying my whey protein shake that I hope won’t make me fatter lol. Here’s how today went:

“Today went awesome! I’m so proud of myself! I worked really hard through the video! I only paused it twice, and one time was so that I could get a chair for the exercise. I felt great the whole exercise and I am soo motivated right now!

I am drinking my protein drink so that my body can recover.

This morning I was a lttle sore, which I wasn’t expecting after yesterday’s fiasco. It was actually motivating to feel soreness in my arms, abs, and legs because I felt like I had accomplished something!

I’m looking forward to tomorrow. The work out will be ‘Shoulders and Arms’ and ‘Ab Ripper X’. I think it will be challenging, especially because I really struggle with upper body, but ya gotta work hard to get results!”

*It’s in quotes because it’s from my work out log*

So that’s how today went. Here’s some work out thinspo/fitspo to keep me (and you) motivated!!!

See you tomorrow!