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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Four Months

I know this is coming 2 days late and I apologize! Friday night when I was going to blog, we were preparing for a strip of storms coming through and I didn't want to be on my computer during that time. Yesterday, Shawn and I went to the gym in the morning, ran errands all day, and watched a movie last night so I didn't get a chance to blog then either. So, now I can update you on my four months of progress. :)

I will also let you know that for some reason I did not see the weightloss I have seen in the last 3 months but hey, that is part of the journey, right!? I still saw a good bit of weight loss but not nearly what I am used to. I have started to exercise a lot more than I have since high school which has been awesome. I am getting back into the mode I was in in high school. I used to LOVE workout out and playing golf every day in high school and now I am getting back into that frame of mind. I LOVE it! I haven't missed a day this week at the gym and I have done 2 2-a-day workouts this week too! Now don't get me wrong, it is not fun while I am doing it but the feeling afterwards of accomplishment and success is something that can't be compared to anything!

Yesterday, Shawn and I decided to go to a RPM (spin) class at Gold's. One of the class instructors is in our Sunday School class and we have been looking forward to trying one of his classes. We also have several friends that go to RPM classes and love it. I was nervous but excited yesterday morning not knowing what to expect. The other people in the class were so welcoming and friendly to Shawn and I and it made us feel at ease as soon as we came in the class. I used to be intimidated even thinking about going to a gym again or trying out a new class but what I have found is the complete opposite. The people that I have met have been so nice and very helpful! I honestly don't think I have ever worked out as hard as I did yesterday in the RPM class! Holy cow! About the second song in, I felt like I was going to throw up and I was POURING sweat. I am not a "sweat-er" unless I have done something for a long period of time but man I think I sweated every ounce of water I had in my body yesterday. Once we were about half way through the class I felt better and knew I could push it out to the end. In the beginning I kept thinking, "I will never do this again, this is awful" BUT by the end, I was ready to do it again! Shawn and I are pumped up for next Saturday's class. We are ready to rip our body up again! :)

I feel like this past month has been the first time I have felt adventurous to try out new things and I am loving it!

Today: April 15
Weight lost since December 15: 43 lbs
Weight loss from March 15-April 15: 8 lbs

Goals for next month:
-lose another 10 pounds
-try out 2 new classes at Gold's
-continue to use weights for toning arms, legs, abs
-continue to track my food intake with my BodyBugg
-try more new recipes
-drop another pant size
-take my measurements this month (I wish I had started this in December but honestly I didn't want to even know my measurements then)
-walk in the Providence Heart and Soul 3 mile
-try to get to 50lbs lost by my 25th birthday on May 9th!

Goals for next month (March Goals):

-lose another 10 pounds (or more)
-start working a good bit with weights to tone up my arms and legs
-continue to track my food with my BodyBugg
-memorize Zumba steps and songs so I can reteach them one day! :)
-try 10 new recipes this month from skinnytaste.com or some of my healthy eating cookbooks
-start a garden
-walk the dam in the afternoons after school 2 days a week
-sign up for another 5K
-enjoy one nice dinner this month without worrying about calories
-try to get to my 50lbs lost by my 2nd wedding anniversary on April 18 (really want this so it will keep me very motivated!!)


  1. You go, girl!
    I must say, though, I am seriously jealous of the amount of weight you've lost!
    I really look forward to spinning with you on Saturdays. Before you know it you'll be walking around in padded spandex too!

  2. You are truly amazing!!! If someone had told me a year ago that you would be going to Zumba and Spinning classes, I would have responded that they must have meant "another Hope"!! I am SOOOOOO proud of you! You are doing things I would never have the nerve to try! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an inspiration you are!