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Week One Check In!


So today is check in day. Time to hop on the scale and get out the measuring tape. I really hate this part. I just freak out at the possibility of their being no changes. Visually there is not a difference so I dwelled all day yesterday waiting for this morning. It is hard to not step on the scale daily while being on an exercise routine and a new diet.

The diet was pretty easy to stick to, I liked everything minus one breakfast. I had to mix yogurt and preserves and put it on top of a whole grain waffle with peaches on it. Yuck, next time I will spread the preserves on the waffle and eat the yogurt separately.  I did cheat on Saturday night at a friends party. Had a few party snacks. I just made my self fit in an extra workout the next day so I didn’t feel guilty. But my body protested having heavy, fatty food in it. I feel bad for anyone I was around the next day.

So far I am enjoying Les Mills Pump. It is challenging for me. More so than I expected. But that is a good thing. Some days I am so sore I really don’t want to do the next work out, but I have done it without issue. There are days where I choose my cardio so I am mixing in aerobic and dance videos those days. It is more entertaining than my treadmill so I actually enjoy it more. I know if I am bored I will quit so I really need to keep changing it up.

Anyhow, enough of my chit-chat. I bet you are here to see if I actually made any progress so here you are:

  • Chest: 37.5 inches  (- .5 inches)
  • R Arm: 12 inches  (- 0 inches)
  • L  Arm: 12 inches (- 0 inches)
  • Waist: 38 inches (- 5 inches)
  • Hips: 45 inches (- 0 inches)
  • R Thigh: 28 inches (- 1 inches)
  • L Thigh: 27.5 inches (- 2 inches)
  • Weight: 175 pounds (- 4 pounds)
  • Pant Size 16

For a GRAND TOTAL of 8.5 inches and 4 pounds lost this week!

Day one, my official first step toward my goals..

Today we went and grocery shopped for the 7 Day Jump Start part of the diet plan. I do not like being told what to eat and how often but I am very happy that I like everything on the menu. The only challenge would be eating all the food. There is so much to eat! I am usually a once a day eater and rarely snack. I know this is a big no-no and my doctor always gives me the “You don’t eat enough and your body is storing everything” speech. So my diet goal for the week is making myself eat ALL the food in hopes that my body learns that eating multiple times is okay and doesn’t have to make me sick. I got a late start to the day so i started with dinner and will do the breakfast, lunch and snacks on the 8th day. May not be exactly what the plan wants me to do, but sometimes life gets in the way of things you want to do. And if it is all within the 168 hours that 7 days consists of what’s the big deal?  Tonight’s dinner.. Citrus Seafood Over Spinach. Very simple to make (all of the food is).  It was pretty good, the fish could have been a little better but we had an oven snafu and had to finish it in the microwave. Microwaved fish has a funny texture. Lesson learned.

I did my first work out with Les Mills Pump this afternoon. Most of the first day is introduction and showing you good form, but the last 25 minutes was quite a workout. I am in the worst shape of my life and have zero balance now! You should have see me with the lunges, I was just happy I didn’t fall on my face my balance is so bad. So far I would give this an A, I am sore, but in the right places and in the right ways. 🙂

My quest to go from round to ravishing

Hi! My name is JoAnn, I am a 30 year old wife and mother of one who is working on getting back the old me (at least shape wise).

I decided to start this blog to not only track my new adventures in weight loss for myself but to also share the experience with others to help keep myself motivated.

A couple years back I had many, many health issues and lots of lovely pound packing steroids and medication with long periods of bed rest. In less than a years time I put on 90 pounds going from 130 pounds to 220. Granted I would take the steroids again if it keeps me from having to wear a sexy eyepatch again! Over the past year or so I have lost 40 and that is a good start but for over 6 months now have been stuck on a plateau.  So it is time once again to make some more changes. I am very excited to get started and see where I end up on this journey!

I ordered Les Mills Pump the other day and am very excited to get started. Yes, it is a little pricey but it will be worth every penny. I loved taking pump classes at the gym and was so excited to see that there is now a home version of the program.

Tomorrow is Day One of the new diet and workout. So here are my beginning stats (I hope I measured correctly):

  • Chest: 38 inches
  • R Arm: 12 inches
  • L Arm: 12 inches
  • Waist: 43 inches
  • Hips: 45 inches
  • R Thigh: 29 inches
  • L Thigh: 29.5 inches
  • Weight: 179 pounds
  • Pant Size: 16

I am sure you are wondering where the embarrassing before pictures are but those will come later, not ready to bare all to the interwebs just yet.

Comments, questions, tips and words of encouragement are always welcome!


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