Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A little bit hungry... Great results....

So at the end of the day yesterday I was a wee bit hungry.. However, I stuck to my plan for the Six Day Express and got on the scale this morning with an awesome 2.5 pound loss! So excited.. I played soccer and did my Slim in 6 workout yesterday. So, later this afternoon I will do day 2, and add in the limber routine with the start it up and the ab workouts.

I put on my paperwork that I am shooting to lose 7 pounds and a few inches in this first week.. God I hope it works!  Wish me luck!!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Slim in 6 Challenge... Day 1

Well, I finally received my Team Beachbody Challenge Pack on Friday of last week and I was ramped up all weekend to get started.. So, there is an option with the Slim in 6 (weeks) that you can do a 6 day express diet so I said sure why not... It is 3:00 day one and I am SOOOO hungry! HA!

We had family in town all weekend and that means one thing - lots of eating out.. I tried my best to be good, but I know that I was not tracking and making choices that I have not made in a long time. But the good thing is I am back on track and that is really all that matters..

So, for the next 6 days, I will be following a more strict dietary plan that includes my new Shakeology shakes for breakfast as a meal replacement! I am so excited and this morning didn't disappoint as it was quite tasty.  There are 3 DVDs that come in this set the first of which is called Start It Up and seems to be an introduction into the program. It was tougher than I thought it would be, but I was able to add in the 15 minute ab workout at the end.. Tonight I have an indoor soccer game, so I can get in my 2 workouts today.  I have pretty lofty goals, I want to lose 7 pounds this week and 3 inches off my body... I hope I can do it, it will be a great step up to kick this challenge into gear. Team Beachbody offers cash prizes weekly for their challenge participants, so I took my before photos on Saturday and can't wait to see where I am at in 6 short weeks (leading right into summer)!!


Friday, March 15, 2013

BIG Day!!

I am officially a Team Beachbody Coach, woohoo! I have been wanting to replace my normal breakfast with a Shakeology protein shake for awhile now and the perfect opportunity for that fell into my lap recently.

Let's back up to circa 1997-1998... I was the 7th and 8th grade soccer coach at a small private school in Dallas called ESD. I was also the assistant coach for the varsity team. One of the girls on varsity played with and against my youngest sister in club soccer.

Fast forward to Facebook land and Brooke and I re-connected as friends on Facebook. She and her husband recently relocated to Dallas and she is the person who talked me into running the Cowtown 10K a few weeks ago. She recently got started as a Team Beachbody coach and was nice enough to include me in an email she sent to family and friends about her new venture... SIGN ME UP I said, and this morning we did just that!

I am not sure yet how invested I am at making a living at selling the products, but I know that I am excited to start with my shakes as soon as they arrive (5-7 business days) and to start a new workout program, Slim in 6 which is the Challenge group that I have joined.

I am super excited as I was looking for another way to help push me to losing this last 35 lbs! I am so excited and will be reaching out to those near and dear that I think would actually consider purchasing either the DVD workout programs or the Shakeology. My initial goal is to sign up 3 people so that will cover the expense of my shakeology order each month..

Wish me luck, and if by chance anyone is out there reading my blog, let me know if you would like for me to sign you up :)

XOXO - today is a great day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Weekly Report - A Great One, oh and other exciting news :)

Slacking aside, I am still plugging away at my fitness program... Actually, I feel so strong right now and I feel like I am getting so fit! At boot camp last night we pushed my car (Chevy Tahoe) around the parking lot where we work out - twice! It was awesome and very tiring.... I am finally getting myself back to attending double boot camps on Monday and Wednesdays.. Yesterday was day one, and MAN were my arms sore (Arm day) and I followed 2 boot camps with an indoor soccer game at 10 PM. Needless to say, I didn't make it up for my 6 AM run with running club, oops. I am going to go and work out at lunch today with one of my co-workers. My company just moved into our brand spanking new building (we built it from the ground up) and we have a 5,000 sq ft fitness center. I have not been in it yet, but we are checking it out today at lunch.. Kinda excited!!

I received an email from Fitbit this morning with last week's activity summary and I am VERY happy with it..

Awesome job, if I do say so myself... In one other piece of exciting news.... I made an appointment with a plastic surgeon to discuss a breast reduction and lift. I am literally down 63 pounds and my boobs have not seemed to have shrunk at all... This has been something that I have wanted to do for a long time now, but my hubby was not super keen on the idea (gee, I wonder why)... But I feel like the progress that I have made over the last 9 months has made him see that they are causing a problem. I have to wear like 1-2 sizes bigger in shirts because of them.. As my body is changing so much, it really is a pain in the butt to have them not change as well. I am not sure what the surgeon will say.. I still have another 30-35 pounds to lose, and my goal is to be there by the beginning of June. So, would he want to wait until after that is done? I am not sure I am really ready yet to schedule this thing, but I am excited to get the ball rolling - and I am even more excited that Dave is on board and will attend the consultation with me!  I will keep you all (yeah right, like anyone is out there) posted..

Have a great Tuesday! XOXO

Friday, March 8, 2013

Still working...

Check, check?? Sadly, anyone who might have happened upon my little blog is surely long gone.. Although, not sure anyone besides my husband keeps reading this.. LOL...

I am still here, still working.. I have spent the last 3, almost 4, weeks sending my food journal every day (literally missed one Sunday and that is it) to my boot camp lady. It has made it super sensitive to what I am actually eating. I thought that as long as I stayed within my points every day, I was fine. I have been losing weight (almost 10 lbs in February) and am finally back below where my low point was last October, whew!!

So my boot camp lady (not sure if she would want me to mention her here on my blog) walked me through some changes I need to make over the next couple of weeks. I need to 'get rid of the empty calories,' basically. I knew the breakfast bars needed to go, I have one more left and I am DONE with the last box I will most likely ever buy! I have made the change to Greek Yogurt, there is a 0% fat Yoplait version that is only 2 ww points for 5.3 oz (the normal kind I eat is 1 point for 4 oz, so I think I am getting more bang for my buck).. Also, it is like double the protein from the other which is one area I need to increase my intake.. Basically I am not eating enough calories for the amount I am working out and not enough protein..

So, I will be off to Sprouts this weekend to get some almonds, laughing cow cheese squares and Greek yogurt.. I am such a picky eater that I have to really try to make these changes, it is not the easiest for me....

I am wearing a pair of jeans that I couldn't button at the beginning of February, and that feels amazing.. I can get down to my weight when Dave and I got married by the the middle of April - at least that is my goal!! By summer, I hope to be at my goal weight - and by the end of May hope to be at my WW goal weight...

Wish me luck!