Sunday, November 6, 2011

Body Challenge Check-in #5

Whatever happened to the days that I lost weight and it stayed off?  I think I just realized I'm not 21 anymore. *chuckle*

Well, here I go again.  I'm starting back up as I haven't exercised since the end of August.  I didn't finish the Jillian Michael's 30-Day shred and I take full responsibility; I was lazy.  I would get home at the end of my long days and think "let me sit down for 10 minutes then I'll start."

Next thing I knew, it was two weeks later and I hadn't done a thing.  And now, two months have gone by and I'm feeling like those jeans that I was so happy to get back into are starting to become a tad bit too tight again.  Last thing I want to do is return to this so I'm taking action now. 

The reason why I started documenting this and sharing it with you all is because I knew I'd be held accountable. I need that because it's not that actual execution of it that's hard.  It's the staying motivated part that gets me.  I supposed that's why this is called a "challenge" though.

It's even more of a challenge because I have the ultimate snack lover as my future husband.  He tells me I need to practice self-control but my self-control begins and ends at the grocery store.  Its easy for me to walk down the isle featuring my favorite chocolate ridden goodies without even feeling tempted.  But once those Chips Ahoy and Ghirardelli are right in my kitchen, how can I say no?

As I've said before, I'm not a HUGE sweets and junk food junkie but anything with's pretty much a done deal. Chief knows this and I almost think he does that crap on purpose but again, I've got to hold myself accountable.  It's not like he's putting the chocolate in my hand or even offering it for that matter.  Just the mere act of buying it and bringing home, though, feels like an offer.

Last night, I went to the book store to pick up the Extreme Fat Smash Diet book by Dr. Ian Smith and I'm going to give it a go.  Now, I'm not big on these "fad" diet plans but I've been a witness to a friend of mine losing the amount of weight she wanted and getting toned in a short period of time.  Not only does this book show you how to safely rapidly drop the weight and get toned but it talks about how to maintain it as well.  I'm willing to at least give this a try.  My main focus here is health and fitness but I've got to lower my body fat percent significantly and build lean muscle or I will continue on this up and down ride.  I'm not up for it.

As it stands, here are my current measurements:

                Last Check In                                 Current                          Starting

Bust            34.25in.                                          35.25in.                                 36.5in. 
Waist             30in.                                            31.5in.                                   32.5in.
Hips            42.25in.                                            43in                                     43.5in.
Thighs        24.25in.                                           24.5in.                                     25in.
Starting Over

So today was Day 1 of the Fat Smash Diet which entails 60 minutes of cardio and 4 small meals. Successfully completely

Tomorrow (Day 2) will be kind of tricky as I must break up my execise into morning and evening and Chief and I must attend our weekly pre-marital class.  Since that takes up the whole evening, I will stay later at work and utilize the gym there. The bonus, I don't have to worry about picking up MJ from daycare as he'll be with my aunt until Tuesday evening.

We'll see how things go.  Wish me luck

Sorry for the dissertation.  I try to keep my posts short but it couldn't be helped this time. lol


  1. Hey Good Luck Vee! I'm back on Jillians 30-day shred. On my 2nd week, did 6 days the week before, but only 2 days last week (cycle slows me down). I'm hoping to do this 30 days and see a difference. What i am witnessing is an increase in energy, hoping the shred will follow, soon. Let's stay motivated!

  2. Good luck girl. I just skipped my Wii Fit for a week and I know I prob gained back my 2 lbs smh. I have to get back on the ball tonight!

  3. Whoo hoo, we are going to get out butts back into shape! I'm going to check this book out as well, sounds like a challenge and that is exactly what I need.

    P.S.s I think that is extremely cute that you and your fiance are partaking in PRE-marital class, awesome!

  4. Good luck doll girl. I need to get back into shape myself and this doesn't sound bad at all.

    PS. Just liked your Facebook page and hope you can follow me there too. Here's my link

    <3 Marina


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