Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Challenge and measurments!

I have become a machine every day. My new lifestyle has become such a habit that I don't have to think twice about most things. Exercising is a bit of an obsession, and I do my cardio almost every night taking off about every fourth night to give my body a rest. The Zumba is now very easy for me and I find myself trying to perfect my technique to get every ounce of cardio out of my work out.

My days are very long. I wake up at five o'clock just so that I have enough time to get me and my two boys out of the house and to work by seven. I try very hard to plan my foods and bring snacks. I purchased a new George Foreman and as a result have been living the good life eating yummy lemon pepper chicken every day for lunch. If you don't have a George Foreman you NEED to get one especially if you are dieting. Its such a no brainer to put some chicken on it and WALLA, you have a healthy lunch. I work ten hours a day, get home at about six twenty, visit with the boys, feed everyone (including myself) dinner...then there is bath time...chocolate milk time for Skyler...and then bed. By the time all the boys needs are met and they are actually in bed, its about eight thirty or nine. Its then and only then that I can roll my carpet up in the living room....put on my work-out shoes....prepare my big glass of cold water...and finally Zumba for 45 minutes.

Generally at about eight o'clock I do NOT feel like doing anything even close to exercising....but I know its worth it and when I am done I will feel amazing, and I'm always right.

Our bodies really are machines. Ive been doing this weight loss thing long enough that I have figured out what works for me. After I moved almost three weeks ago I was out of my routine. I actually gained three pounds and not until today did I actually get back down to 227.4. (WHOOP WHOOP!!!) So I did waste a lot of time but I realized that the exercising puts my metabolism in some kind of hyper speed and makes me loose weight so much easier. It makes the late nights so much easier when you see results.

I posted a picture of me (taken today) up top. Down below I will post my measurements. I'm so glad I have kept track of these. Its pretty amazing to see the results of all my discipline.

I have challenged myself though. I should probably announce this on my other blog but I'm going to announce it here first. (drum roll) I am going to see Tyrus (my birth son) in May. I will share more about my excitment on my other blog. Remember how I told you about those size 17 jeans hanging in my closet? I am challenging myself to get into them by May. I dont know if I can do it. I tried them on this morning and was able to button them but they are just way to small still. I want to fit into them SOOOO bad.

Here are my measurements:

May 22nd 2010

butt: 60.5 inches
waist: 49.5 inches
Upper arm: 17 inches
Calf: 22 inches
Bust: 50.5 inches

November 3rd 2010

Upper arm/15 in
Calves/18 in
Bust/48.5 in

(Today) March 23rd 2011

upper arm 15
waste 43
butt 52
calf 18
bust 45.5


Renia Flaishans said...

WOW! You look amazing! You should be SO proud of yourself!

Once again, I am trying to get on the weight loss wagon and I have to say you are my insperation! I keep coming back to your blog to look at your pictures and read about what you have accomplished!
Thank you for helping me along the way!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh becky!!!! Im so so so so excited that you get to go see tyrus!!!!! take a ton of pictures and post them so we can live vicariously thru you...... have fun.


Anonymous said...

You look fantastic! Way to go. I will check your other blog. I know you must be so excited. I hope you let us know how your girls are doing too. Cant wait.

Need to Get ME Back said...

Wow! You are so inspirational!! If you can fit working out into your schedule, anyone can.