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putting down my most intimate details of my weight loss. Than I thought, but
what if my story inspires someone? What if me showing my ups, downs, failures, setbacks,
and triumphs shows someone that it’s POSSIBLE to lose weight. It’s completely 100%
possible to lose weight without the starving, diet pills, and giving up ALL your favorite foods.
In April 2013, the reason that my weight loss journey even started was because
of a visit with my regular doctor. I was very much over weight; my blood
pressure was high, as well as my heart rate, and worst of all? She was going to
take me off my medicine because it hindered my weight loss greatly.
I weighed, and how much I’d have to lose in order to be healthy. I started out small; I got rid of
soda, junk food and no longer bought fast food. At first it was hard,
because fast food was just that… fast, I didn’t have to cook it and it was
readily available. Which is probably the biggest reason why people do buy fast
food, after a long day at work, who wants to cook? I most certainly didn’t want
to do that!
out 6 days a week. I reached out to a Beachbody coach who was holding an
accountability group via Facebook. Turbo Fire was a 6 day a week program an in
addition to the program, I started my first week of training for a 5K. It was
hard, making sure I was working out every time I was supposed to, running
according to the schedule. I started to drink Shakeology every morning for breakfast
after I work out and it filled me! It was the first kind of meal replacement
drink that ever has actually filled me up to where I was no longer hungry
within an hour.
new life, by the time summer came I was down over 20 lbs and able to fit into
old jeans! I kept going with running as much as possible, I even ran a few 5Ks
and improved my time gradually. The weight kept coming off and I was down… 60
pounds! SIXTY pounds, from April – October 2013. I felt amazing, I was losing
weight, I had an amazing by my side making sure I stuck to it and didn’t fall
off the horse too hard.
besides me spraining my ankle. What comes after October? November &
December, which equals holidays and guess who gained 17 pounds? Yup, this girl
writing out all of this gained 17 fraking pounds back from all the work I did.
I was SO pissed off at myself, and that’s all I could be mad at. No one forced
me to eat crappy foods, drink a little too much; I did it to myself. And I
wasn’t working out like I should have been, I just let hey it’s only ONE cookie; oh it’s only ONE night of drinking.
for the summer but for LIFE. January 6, I re-started Focus T25 with the Alpha
round and purchased Shakeology to keep me on the right track. Each phase is 5
weeks long, 5 days a week doing a double workout on Fridays, each Saturday you
record your stats and Sunday is for stretching. There is a modifier at each phase so
if you can’t jump because of knee or ankle problems (like me), you don’t have
to but you still get an amazing workout. With my workouts usually I burn around
275-350 calories per 29 minutes workout, which includes the 3 minutes cool
finishing Alpha, and just completing Beta. I also re-started my 5K training to
help me get my running back on track. I’ve changed more of my habits since I
restarted in January; which includes NO alcohol, junk food, fast food, &
soda. I also have added C4 which is a pre workout powder, and also whey protein
powder to keep me full and for muscle recovery. I’m in a new routine and have stuck
with it, 5 am WAKE UP Monday-Friday, I wake up, drink my C4, change into
workout clothes, and then press play. I usually run 3-4 times a week depending
on what I am doing, running I usually do at night after work it only takes
about 45 minutes. On the weekends I try and get in the 3rd and possible 4th
running day, waking up around 7:30 depending on how late our night went.