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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

W.O.W. Week 6-Half Way Point

Well to say that this has been easy would be a big fat lie, but to say that it has been worth it would be the biggest understatement I have ever heard also.  On Saturday we had our weigh in, measurements, and did our 1 min of push-ups/sit-ups to check on our progress.  You will never hear me complain about getting up at 4am ever again.

Beginning Measurements Today's Measurements
Body Fat: 41.8% Body Fat: 39.9%
Weight: 224 Weight: 206
Hips: 51.5" Hips: 49.5"
Upper Thigh: 28.5" Upper Thigh: 26"
Waist: 48.75" Waist: 43.5"
Upper Arm: 13.75" Upper Arm: 14"
Chest: 43.5" Chest: 41.5"

Yes you are reading those right people....I would like you to focus in on my waist...5.25" lost, I was in such disbelief that I made her measure it again.  

There just isn't a lot to say this week, it is Tuesday and I am still very much speechless.  However, my only words to those that read our blog, is that it is a sure bet that if I can make these changes in 6 weeks that anyone can.  I don't need Biggest Loser to motivate me, because I'm not on a TV show, this is my life and I am back in control of it.  

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

W.O.W. Week 5

This week I learned a lot about how hard it is eating out and not being at home while maintaining a diet regime.  Plus I had a really horrible cold last week too, but I didn't use it as an excuse to not get my butt out of bed and go to class.  

We had a different instructor on Friday, TJ, and he really was awesome.  It was different to have us warming up on the bags, and we got to do more sparring which is one of my favorite things to do. But overall it was just a hell of a good workout.

I didn't lose any weight this week, but I didn't gain either.  I'm taking that as a victory in and of itself because I went to two of my favorite types of restaurants, mexican and panera bread, and I did a good job of ordering etc.  Then Saturday we went to a wedding and I just didn't plan right, I thought I would make it through without any kinks, but I didn't.  My body was starving and I had a few beers with friends...so I ate the food.  But week 6 is going to be better.

I can't wait till next week, we are weighing, measuring, and doing our Body fat % because it will mark the halfway point for us. 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

W.O.W. Week 4

This week has been a roller coaster, I was up a pound then I was down 3-4 but I settled on Monday morning at 210 which puts me down 2 more pounds and brings me to a total of 14 pounds that i have lost in exactly one month....I now completely understand why the name of the class is WOW.  

My biggest fear is the lack of hours in a day right now.  I know that if I didn't get up and work out it isn't like I would get up and work on homework, but I am so stressed out in every area of my life that it is so awesome that I have an outlet at the gym because I think I would go insane because this is the one thing that I am doing right and seeing the results.

I signed up for Kickboxing Bootcamp that starts November 30 and goes through the last week in December, then I signed up for the W.O.W. that starts January 9th.  Crazy I know, but my fear is that I would have too much time to talk myself out of it if I didn't and obviously this is working.  

Every week I feel myself getting strong, and looking in the mirror in the morning seeing my shoulders getting defined, and putting on pants and not having them cut me in half.  This change in my life should have happened so long ago, but the past is the past and the future is what I am going to make of it.  Our kickboxing is getting harder and harder, which it feels so damn good to just sweat my ass off.  The strength training is awesome and the girl that teaches us (lyndie) is buff as hell and well I'll be honest I want her shoulders...hahah. I have been constantly pushing myself to use more weight for curls, and red bands for resistance.  Every day I am getting closer to the me I want to be on the outside that I am already on the inside. 

Never in a million years did I think I would say this, but it takes 21 days to develop a habit and well I have....I like getting up at 4:00am to work out.  I can't think of any other way I would want to start my day and as I sit here at my desk at school knowing I have another hour before anyone will be here to bother me I know that I was always meant to be a morning exerciser and that this is the beginning of the rest of my life.  I am going to beat the cycle in my family, I am going to be healthy and fit when john and I decide to try to have a baby, and I am going to be proud of the fact that I signed myself up for this damn class for the rest of my life that started me on this journey.

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