Friday, September 3, 2010

Goodbye Fat Pants

So.....i took my measurements last night (myself) and i am pretty proud of the results. Here are the differences from my previous measurments 8/4/10

right bicep - up .5 inch
left bicep - same
bust - down .5 inch
waist - down 2.5 inches!!!!
hips - down 1.25 inches!!!
right thigh - up 2 inch
left thigh - up 1.5 inch
right calf - same
left calf - down .5 inch

I may be being a bit hard on myself since i was dong my own measurements but i am pretty darn excited about the loss of a little over 4 inches (all together) in my torso area. woot! So that is pretty nice. Its always good when you feel good about yourself and actually see tangible results from your hard work. I got some legging type pants for working out in mainly as a visual motivator to work my ass off and lose more weight and surprisingly, i actually dont look that horrible in them! I put them on and looked in the mirror and actually said "wow" aloud. Not saying that i dont have the poochy guy and tummy still, unfortunately, those are still there, but they are smaller, and my ass actually looks kind of toned instead of gigantic and flabby. Granted, i dont want to lose my ass, i just want it to look nice, and i think im getting there which is very reassuring.
On BRTV yesterday Zuzana did a "coffee talk" (a little portion of her videos where she has a little talk to the views while drinking her "pre work out coffee" oddly enough. hahCheck Spellinga) about breast augmentation and how she feels about it (she has had her boobs done) and being as i really like my boobs i was not very interested in the chat. She did say one thing though at the end that i listened to. She said if you are going to get a breast augmentation done to boost your self confidence, dont do it. "you cant look for a confidence boost in the mirror" or something to that effect. And i know what you're thinking, im about to say "oh that really struck me and made me feel good and not to worry about my self image, blah blah blah" you'd be wrong. No offense to Zuzana, but my self confidence boost today actually came from looking in the mirror. Seeing myself in the leggings and not wanting to throw up really did a lot for my confidence and self image. I know its a bit of self loathing, but whatever works right? I have the hardest, most pessimistic view on myself and i know it drives my husband crazy, but when i start feeling good about what i see in the mirror, i know i am making real progress. So anyways, just thought i'd share that.

See you later

Monday, August 30, 2010

Body Rock.TV kicks my ass

So for the 1 person out there following this blog (Thanks Jess) Sorry i havent updated in awhile. I didnt think anybody cared and i have been to busy/lazy to worry about writing it. But im back! With a vengeance. haha. Its been awhile since my last post and not much has changed in the weight department. Im still feeling pretty gross although some people have said they can see that I am toning up. Thats good i guess. Lately I have been doing workouts form and i looooooooooooove them. Zuzana (the instructor) is a certified personal trainer and she makes the workouts easy to follow (with videos and picture/text tutorials) but they are super challenging. I am so into it, i even bought a Gymboss interval timer. (One of the only "pieces of equipment" that are essential to her workouts. I got it in the mail today and i LOVE it. Before i had the timer, i was just trying to do as many reps as her, no matter how long it took, which was basically just making me really tired. =( But now, with the time constraints, i can do as many as I can do in the allotted time. Its really great. I feel like I am getting a better work out and maximizing the use of my time. Having a 6 month old baby means finding the shortest, most effective work out routine you can. I have been working out for about 4 months now and I am really proud of myself for that. I have never kept up a "work out" for that long in my LIFE. So thanks Desmond for motivating me to get off my ass. haha.
I am doing a weekly workout/diet challenge with my fellow "bodyrockers" on BRTV. This week its no sugar. =( I have convinced my sisters to try it out with me for the rest of the week so that i have some real life accountabilibuddies. We'll see how I/they do. I'm going to take some measurements tonight and post them soon so I can sort of keep track of the progress (if any) i am making through out this September challenge. If anyone wants to do it too, just go to and jump on board.

See you next time.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

weight loss?

Okay, so I am in the middle of my 8th consecutive week of working out 5 days a week. 3rd week of working out 5 days a week for an hour or more. I feel like my stomach is just getting bigger which is pretty depressing. I really need to get some firming lotion to get it to cinch up again. Not that that would take care of the fat that is hanging on for dear life there, but at least it would help pull it in. I've noticed a difference in the firmness of my thighs and legs in general. Not as much in my arms, but i am noticing that they are getting stronger, so i guess thats good. I've been being really good about my caloric intake on (been under my max calorie intake for losing 2lbs a week for 7 consecutive days) but i dont know that i've lost any weight. I put on a pair of work out pants i hadnt worn in over a year because they had gotten too tight and was able to fit in them well (and even be comfortable, which is hard for fattys like me because they're skin tight) haha. I'm kinda basing weight loss, or at least INCHES lost on clothing since i dont have a scale or a measuring tape. my pre-pregnancy pants are fitting a lot better, although my sagging baby belly is preventing me from wanting to wear them in public, but hey, at least i can zip them comfortably and walk around with out the fear of ripping. haha.

Anyways, just thought i'd update. Keeping my fingers crossed that when i go back down to Mom & Dads in a week and a half and weigh myself on their scale, that i've actually made some headway.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

epic fail

Okay, yesterday was a total failure as far as caloric intake and exercise were concerned. Boo. I didnt even eat that much, but i didnt get a full exercise in either. Only a 30 min walk around the neighborhood with Des. I had to take him to the doc so that kinda screwed up my afternoon (which is when i usually work out) Feeling a bit depressed about it. I've been over my daily calorie goal for the past 2 days. =( not by much, 100-125 calories over but still, im OVER it. which is lame. because if i stick to it, i can lose 2 lbs per week. which would be freaking awesome. Oh well. Heres to hoping it goes better today.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

let the M*ther F*cker burn

I've burned 316 more calories than i've consumed today. Which would be great except all i've had today is 2 cups of coffee. Oh, and btw, doesnt track calories burned while breastfeeding which is about 500 a day so even though i am breastfeeding, those calories arent being tracked. Man, based on my caloric intake and my 1hr+ work outs, i should be shedding the weight like crazy. Its totally lame that i've only lost 3lbs. I am REALLY hoping fat got turned into muscle or i'm gonna be pissed. My goal weight is 140 and i am 33lbs away from that. How am i going to do this!?
If anyone has any good ideas for targeting tummy fat or just a way to lose all over quickly, I am all ears. I've always had a bit of a gut, but ever since the baby, i have that "baby roll" thing going on. Its really gross and i hate it. Im hoping some of it goes away when i buy firming lotion (cause the skin is kinda lose) but a lot of that is flab. BOO.

Today i dont feel that great about myself, but heres to hoping that will change. Time to feed the baby. See ya.

Monday, June 14, 2010


So, as of today, i've been BELOW my caloric intake for losing 2lbs/wk (according to for the past 5 days. I weighed myself this weekend using my parents old school Dr scale and weighed in at 173. I've lost 3 lbs since i last weighed myself on that scale. Hoorah. Now, i know what you're thinking. 173. wow you're a fat ass, but considering i actually broke the 200lbs mark with the pregnancy, i'd say i'm doing alright. I dont work out on the weekends, although i probably should, but i do work at at least 1 hr a day 5 days a week. I'll probably start working out on the weekends because i feel bad, as in yucky, when i dont. If anyone has any suggestions to help me drop this weight, im all ears.
Did 1 hr 25 min of "Ab attack" and "Slim Yoga" (Crunch dvds) today even though i've been having body aches all weekend. High five to myself.

Just keeping a record....

I decided to start a blog for my work out. It wont be very exciting just me getting all giddy about low caloric intake and calories burned. hoorah. Also, i'll add weight loss and inches once i get a scale and measuring tape. Its kind of just to keep me motiviated. So, if you read, awesome. If not, awesome.