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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Jeans!

So excited to finally wear my new jeans and the fit is just perfect! Bye bye size 12 ! lol Hello to smaller sizes.. long time no wear .. =)
I'm also doubly excited since it was on clearance for $10 and I had a -$5 off coupon, making it a steal!

About 15 lbs.heavier (last July 2011)

Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm Still Here!

I haven't posted in a while since life has been a bit busy lately. I did some remodeling of our bedrooms and I also had to begin a new schedule/routine for my two younger kids, which needless to say is taxing.
I'm in my second month of Insanity and this past week I have been quite inconsistent, but I got 3 out of the 6 work outs. I hope to get back to my normal routine this week. I did notice that I have dropped down 4 sizes, from a size 12 to a size 8. This is pretty exciting! Shopping was so fun knowing that I could fit into some smaller sizes, giving me more choices from the clearance rack lol. 
I've had to put my regular work out schedule on hold in order to accommodate the changes in our household, but I've stayed active doing other activities even though they are not  quite as intense as Insanity. My diet has also stayed within the 1500 calorie limit that I've imposed, so even though I haven't followed Insanity everyday I feel great! I also lost -5lbs. since last month's weigh in.

JUNE 2012
JULY 2012 

Size 12
Size 8

My goal is to reach a healthy BMI of 18... I need to lose around 30 more lbs. to get there. By then, I hope to fit into a size 4-6. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Before & After Week 4

Since I started this blog I've referred to my goal of getting healthy/fit as climbing a mountain. So, where am I in this proverbial mountain? Let's just say that I've gotten far enough to say I am not ever turning back and I'm getting closer to the top. The day I decided to start a work out routine, and the time I decided to change my eating habits I was really saying "I'm ready for change." That change required one thing I was sorely lacking, and that is DISCIPLINE.

Discipline will push you to work out no matter how long the excuses are in your mind, discipline will also help you eat the right kinds of food at all times regardless of company. There are soooo many times that I wanted to just quit in the middle of a work out but I ignored that feeling and kept pushing through until the long awaited cool down. Finishing one month of Insanity is a great accomplishment for me, and that's all by God's grace.

This week is recovery week for Insanity, and it's not a relaxing week. This week is to prepare my body for what is to come and that is a step up to the work outs I've done the previous 4 weeks. Its going to be longer, and harder! I can't believe I'm saying this but "Bring it on, Shaun T.!

I can't wait to record my progress after the end of my first round of Insanity. I hope to do a second round of Insanity for the month of August and September. I want to be in fat burning mode and I will probably incorporate weights sometime towards the end of Round 2. Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 2, 2012

-8 lbs. After Week 4 of Insanity

It felt so good to fit into this dress! I was telling my husband how when I bought this dress last year, and I asked him to zip it up, he  was so gracious to tell me "Babe,  I think the zipper is broken"  when in truth there was no more room for the zipper to move up LOL. But I am so happy to say the day I wore this dress, I had no help zipping up in fact, I had a 2 in. gap. Woohoo! :)

Recovery Week

Day 2 of Recovery week and it is a far cry from the word "recovery" lol It is still hard but I'm glad because even though the cardio is not as intense the work outs are still worth every second of my time. I still sweat like crazy and I feel like I'm really focusing on those muscles that help me burn fat.

I started something new to my daily routine and that is recording my eating and physical activity in a handy dandy app called  I really find it so simple and easy to use. A lot of the food I eat are in the database, even the pancit sotanghon (A Filipino dish made of Vermicelli noodles) I had for lunch today! The app has serve as a guide into my input (what I eat) so I know how much I have to work in the out put department (working out). I highly recommend this app for those of you who are serious about losing weight.