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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Week 3

Started week 3 and boy I can feel a difference in my body, my energy and mind. I didn't lose weight last weigh in, but I did lose inches so I was still very pleased. I haven't had soda in about 2.5 weeks and I feel awesome....I actually felt ill the last time I drank a soda so that is my body telling me it is changing. I get every bit of my 72 oz of water in everyday..plus some. I love water so this really isnt an issue for me praise God!! Also, I haven't been craving sugar near what I did on the first challenge so I am so excited about that.

My work outs have been phenomanal with my work out buddy Rhonda!! We have taken a ton of different classes to see what we really like and what works out those trouble spots the best. I have to say last night we tried a hip hop class and boy it was hilarious but a ton of fun!!! Of course it will take me awhile to get my beat down...LOL. It was an awesome work out and I am pretty sore today so I used some muscles I didn't know needed some work. Melissa I am sure would get the biggest laugh watching her mom try and hip hop, since she is such a professional. I love the Body by Ballet class as well...even though I have no balance at all. I am hoping that will change in time. I never knew it would be so hard to hold poses and stay on tippy toes would be so tiring. I really love that it will improve my posture too, which so needs it. The water aerobics class is great, the instructor is encouraging and funny...this water aerobics class is not for the faint of heart...she works you out hard. I almost died at the Strike class, it is weighted kickboxing...a little too much for me at this point of just getting back to exercise, but I am hopeful that one day soon I will again get back in there and kick some major bootie...like Sidney Bristow from Alias...one of my favorite shows of the past.

I can actually feel my body changing in tone and in how my pants fit so that encourages me to keep up the work outs, healthy eating, and taking care of me.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Lost 5

I can't believe I lost 5 pounds since the challenge started and 4.5 inches!!! Woohoo!!! I am so excited....I just can't hide it!!! I have been really committed this time in the challenge and it is paying off big time. I only put a goal of 10 pounds to lose this challenge...because last challenge I put a goal of 20 and didn't even come close and the thought of failure just freaks me out. This time I am determined to make my goal and then some, with Gods help!!!

Another praise is that I have been feeling so good with my vertigo that I even worked out last night and it was amazing!! I felt great doing it and feel even better today!!! I joined Lifetime Fitness and another beauty and I met up there last night and took a water aerobics class that literally kicked my butt!!! I am a little sore today...but going back for more this afternoon. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the prayers for my vertigo from others and the beauties themselves!!! It is so great to get up and turn my head without feeling like the room is spinning or the constant nausea!! Praise God!!!! Thanks to all that prayed for me!!

Keep up the great work Ashley....my beauty buddy!!! She is amazing and I got to meet her last week at church. WE can do this lady!!

I wanted to close with a quote from an unknown author "True friendship is seen through the heart, not seen through the eyes." I hope I demonstrate this to all my friends!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Challenge Week 2

So far so good on my challenge. I lost 2 pounds in last weeks weigh in and used a cheat on Sunday. Still having trouble getting the exercise in, but I will prevail. I bought a new water bottle yesterday to keep track of my water better...I was actually drinking way more water than needed...but I think that is okay.

I haven't really craved sweets yet this challenge, so I am glad about that. I have candy staring me in the face as I sit at my computer, but so far with the help from God I am winning the battle.

So, bring on week 2!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Challenge 2

Today is the first day of the new Beauty and the Beast Challenge. Woohoo!!! I am very excited about this new challenge. The last challenge I didn't do so well due to some health issues that had me on two doses of steriods..boy, the weight gain was horrible. But I am hopeful that this challenge I will lose 10 pounds!!! I am going to take it one day at a time and give it all to God and see where it takes me.

I have a new accountability partner named Ashley...waves at Ashley if she is reading this. I look forward to getting to know her and I am sure we will become fast friends.

It is a little too cold to go walking outside today...so I think I will lift some weights here at the house after I do some cleaning.

Okay, now off to drink some more water.