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I hit gym again today for my Max Out class. This is currently my favorite class. It is half spin/half bootcamp style class. I still don't love spin and probably wouldn't do a whole class that was spin--but it's a nice change of pace and a good calorie burn. The bootcamp part is definitely my favorite. I had 3 different people compliment me on my progress and asked what I was doing to lose weight (I started at this gym when I was already pregnant, so no one has seen me at this weight). Funny,…Continue
Okay so tomorrow is day 40; the end of the first phase of my program. I’m down a total of 22 pounds, which is super exciting! I’m starting to add back healthy fats that I was avoiding and will now be consuming more calories, but good calories! This program is really individualized and I’m looking forward to tweaking it to match my needs. I’d like to be down another 15 pounds. I can still lose in the next phase but I may jump into…Continue
So it was my partners birthday yesterday, and of course that involved food. I skipped breakfast and lunch at work to try and account for the calories I'd be consuming that night (peppermint tea to the rescue), and surprisingly that turned out to be very easy- I guess when you keep yourself distracted anything is possible.
Dinner was BBQ pork buns, falafel salad, Nachos with pulled pork, Potato wedges, Chicken Parmagiana wraps and a custom made Limoncello & Marscapone cake…Continue
Trying to push that re-set button. I made myself a calendar to chart my workout activity, but kind of abandoned both the calendar, and my workouts, in April and May. I got very, very busy, and I'm trying to make my workouts a priority.
Tonight I am headed back to BodyPump class after a long absence. I already have to miss my Friday class for a meeting, and can't make it up Saturday morning due to another commitment. Sigh...
Diet has been off, and I am afraid…Continue
One thing is for sure--maintenance is pretty boring. I find myself not having much to talk about and in general feel a little lost. I am such a goal oriented person and I love to see the number on the scale drop (who doesn't?) that once I get to goal I don't really know what to do with myself. I know that health is about so much more than a number, but when you take that part of it away, it is easy to feel like something is missing. Honestly, I'm pretty bored with my workouts too. The Y is…Continue
Well it was a fun-filled weekend helping a friend move house. That was fine- until it came time for everyone else to indulge in lunchtime pizzas. Oh my god they smelt amazing. Instead I just sat there drinking a diet soda... It smelt so good I could have eaten the cardboard packaging!
Anyway have managed to keep on the downward trend- my graph is telling me late September I'll hit the magical 99kg...
21 May 143.4
22 May 142.6
23 May 142.4
Total lost so far…Continue
So here's my story in a nutshell... I'm a 36 year old overweight sedentary office worker that loathes exercise. Before I started this most recent weight loss journey I had climbed back up to just over 150kg (at 202cm tall). I've tried all manner of weight loss things in the past, some have worked, some have been a waste of time (...and money- liposuction).
Some time around 2010 I got myself down to probably the lowest weight I've been since I was in my teens at 105kg- just 6kg short…Continue
4 years? Can it be true? My son turned 4 last Friday, which has become somewhat of an "anniversary" of sorts for my lifestyle change. Sure, it didn't happen on the day he was born, but he was one of the biggest motivating factors to get my butt in gear. I joined Weight Watchers when he was about 2 months old and soon after started at the gym.…Continue