Friday, May 16, 2014

100 Days (154.8 lbs)

Okay so it's really 118 days because I was too sick to post!

I saw this girls video capturing her journey to stay focused on exercise and better nutrition for 100 days. And was inspired. I really wanted to get back to my healthy, happy weight this year and I knew I need to be more consistent and patient.

So I marked the date on the calendar and got to work. My church starts the new year fasting - fruits, veggies, and nuts only. I started bumping up my exercise - Hiit Fitt sessions and also waking for about 40 minutes and stairs for about 10 minutes. I saw pretty good results in January and early February.  Even while i was out of the country in a very remote, poor Caribbean country. But then stalled.

So, I joined a 21 day fitness challenge at my gym to help me stay focused and push harder. It's a mix of physical and reading and online journal/Facebook posting . I dropped 2 lbs but ended up losing 3.7% body fat. I lost an inch around my waist! And my also on my chest...The winner dropped 15 lbs and 3.9% body fat. I had wanted to lose at least 5 to 6 lbs. I was disappointed with numbers but then I remembered progress is progress and the inches lost and body fat was great! Then I saw how close I was to body fat loss of the winner and realized I did pretty darn good.

I joined another challenge at my gym. This time I added some more cardio with more intensity - Zumba & running intervals. I also kicked up my better eating habits. More variety - more veggies - less starchy carbs.  I've lost another 5 lbs.

I'm ecstatic! I'm looking and feeling so much better! Its great to finally progress. I've got about 10 more pounds to go for my summer goal. Id really love to lose 6lbs of those lbs by the end of this month. That's a stretch. Then I'd like to lose another 3 to 5 lbs by September 9th, my bday.

A local health care company is sponsoring a Live Blue's 10-lb Challenge. It starts May 17. We have to attend a Live Blue walk, run or bike club at least five times between May 17 and August 8, and  weigh in once per month.  If I  lose at least 10 pounds i will qualify for a chance to win  one of five $100 gift cards to A really nice kc shopping center.

I signed up for that. It was free! And I think the extra checkins and meetings will be a good push to make sure I hit my target.

Here's My Summer Weight Loss Goals:
Apr  30th - 155 - met!
May 31st - 149 - (~2 lbs a week)
July 13th - 145 (9 weeks ~1/2 lb a week)
August 8th - 140 (4 weeks)
September 9th - Maintain!

I'm looking forward to getting back into my clothes! I'm starting to feel like myself again!

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