Wow I can’t believe it’s the end of October and the “final” weigh in. I am only going to refer to it as “final” since I’ve still got some work to do! I had my last personal training this morning, and I’m sad. I wish I could afford to have a trainer all year-long as Danielle really kicked my butt and has toned me up (way easier to tell when I’m wearing close to nothing or gym clothes :)) I do hope to save up and workout with her again. I will miss my hour-long sessions of being told what to do and being amazed at what I’ve done. Some of the weights/reps she’s had me use/do I never thought I’d make it through and now I can go to the gym by myself and do that torture to myself. Ok it wasn’t really torture, the only thing I still hate are burpees, but they work everything so they’re so good for you! Danielle even made me do them this morning as my very last exercise!
Ok so lets just get to the info and pics everyone’s been
weighting waiting for (I just can’t stop writing about weight!)
|June 2011||October 2011||Total Lost|
|Weight: 171||Weight: 154||17lbs|
|Chest: 39.5||Chest: 37||2.5|
|Waist: 34.25||Waist: 32||2.25|
|Abdominal: 39||Abdominal: 37||2|
|Hips: 42.5||Hips: 40||2.5|
|Thigh: 27||Thigh: 25||2|
|Calf: 14.75||Calf: 15||+.25|
Now the funny thing is my trainer Danielle did measurements this morning (they are slightly different areas that are measured) and I have lost 13.2 inches since I started working out with her. Just so you all know 4 of those inches were from my neck! holly shit, did I have a rippling beast of a steroids man neck before? For real, If I ever get fat again I’m requesting now that EVERYONE who reads this has an intervention with me!
You can see how unhappy I was when you look at the first photo in both sets. Looking at the current photo’s you can see just in my posture how much more confident I am. I’m so much happier, healthier and am way leaner!
Thank you to EVERYONE who has given their support, read the blog, worked out with me or forced me to do burpees, passed on recipes, and just continual encouragement, because of you I found it in myself to stay motivated these past few months. I worked on being active 5 days a week. I counted calories, I set goals for myself and met many of them such as fitting into my target dress and I still have goals to work on (come on 14 lbs), I’ve learned to enjoy jogging-at least when I’m running with buddies and learned to love going to the gym again.
I will be continuing on my weight loss journey over the next few months. I would still like to get down to 140 lbs which is only another 14 lbs so I know I’ll get there but the biggest goal for me is to have defined arms and continue working out 5x a week. I’m so much more confident in my skin now that I don’t think there will ever need to be an intervention. I will be coming up with some new goals in the next few weeks to continue working on fitness. Hope everyone will continue to read my posts then!