Monday, July 26, 2010

WEEK 10 - Mon, July 26

Well, the last couple weeks have been challenging. I have been working 70hrs a week and that leaves little to know time to get to the gym at all because by the time i get done with work, I'm to tired to go and put an hour of cardio in. But, i'm still managing somehow to keep shedding. We did a weigh in on Tuesday. I came up as 152, but i had my shoes one and I'm going to blame the extra two pounds on the shoes! Lol. I got a bit burnt on Saturday so that is why my color is so different! Lol! Anyway, here is Week 10!! (Mind you i'm on the phone, the facial expression in the first photo is classic! lol!)

Thursday, July 22, 2010


So i dont seem like such a hard ass. I can never admit that im proud or i notice a change in myself when the person wants me to because then it gives me reason to 'celebrate' AKA, lose focus. But I thought i would write this down.

-The shape of my hands are becoming more defined.
-My fingers are thinner.
-My neck, is thinner.
-The hump on my back has decreased in size.
-More veins are becoming visible.
-My collar bones, are starting to show.
-My upper leg, when held up, looks MUCH thinner.
-I can see where my shoulder ends and my tri/bicep begins.
-My love handles feel smaller, but look the same.
-The front flab of my stomach isn't quite as plentiful as before.
-I feel like my face has changed, but im not sure.
-It's becoming increasingly harder for me to form a double chin.
-I started at a size 34, and am now struggling to keep up a size 31.
-My arms, when flexed, feel more firm.
-I can see the different muscles on the side view of my lower leg.
-I was stretching last night and looking in the mirror at my legs, yeah, they are definitely more defined... lol
-My energy, when rested, is 10x higher than it ever has been.
-I think in general, my body is becoming more defined.

So, i have admited to this at this stage. But that does not mean there is no more to gain. I have A LOT more to gain. Am I proud of myself? Sometimes im so overwhelmed i start to cry. But, I get right back into the mind set that I still have SO much yet to achieve! I can't back down now. It would be the death of me.


Monday, July 19, 2010

WEEK 9 - Mon, July 19th

Well, week 9. I weighed in since its been like 2.5 weeks since i last weighed in and havent taken my measurements in like a month. And the scale read back to me "149.6" I started to quietly cry. Didnt want to embarrass myself at the gym. I feel like I'm shedding off all the years i didnt think i could be active. Or i wanted to, but allowed my time to be filled with other things. It's a big deal! Pics:

Monday, July 12, 2010

2 MONTHS - Mon, July 12

Well, here we are. 2 Months in!!! Still feelin good and i have finally put into place some real attainable goals!

Goal Weight: 135-140lbs... give or take what my muscles weigh.
End of Year 1 Goal: Run a 1/2 marathon
Complete the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. Only 200 miles!
5 Year Goal: Compete and complete an Ironman triathlon!

Here are the weeks photos and then the comparison of starting - 1st month - 2 month marks!

And the 2 month comparison!

Monday, July 5, 2010

WEEK 7 - Monday, July 5th

So. This week has been fairly monumental for me. I found myself fighting back some tears a few times actually! Not only did i discover that I could run for 35mins with really no complications, I cheated, and weighed in. On Saturday, I was 155.4. AKA I have lost 20lbs since starting on my fitness journey. And I've been running everytime I go to the gym now. Just because it feels so good to be able to do that again. I found myself thinking last night.... well, i wasnt really thinking about it at all, it was just a random thought that popped into my head. And that was, "how the heck am i running and not experiencing any consequences from it?!" Anyway, with that being said, here are the photos this week: