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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

day 182 (day 7 / week 26)

Today I wanted to go for a walk. It's about 7:15am as I type this, and it's almost 90 degrees outside, and getting warmer. My hubby says it might rain, but that probably won't affect the heat much. It's still going to be another scorcher today (not like yesterday at 108 though...*whew!*). That being said, I flaked out on my walk and did The Firm, Cardio Sculpt instead, because it's fun. Can you tell that I was excited?

(err der)

Same ol' same ol'. I'm not bored with it yet, which is good, but I am finding myself able to keep up much better now. This is HUGE considering when I first got this workout, I called my sister (during the w/o lol) to give her mad props for being able to keep up w/ the chirography. Man I couldn't keep up at all, I remember thinking it was just nutty. I hope I see some great results from this video! I can see potential! :).

Today's quickfire is to shadow box. I am going to incorporate this with another daily team goal (from the Done Being a Fat Girl group) that I have been forgetting to do--the "Done Girl Dance" lol. Everyday they want us to do this dance for 15 minutes. I guess it's like the happy dance??? Lol. So for the quickfire it says:
*You can move around a room and pretend to fight an imaginary opponent, which involves "dancing" around the room, throwing combinations of punches and ducking and avoiding imaginary punches.

*Or you can work on different punching combinations while staying mostly stationary.

Try to QuickFire Box for 5 minutes spaced out 3-5 times during your day. Set a timer/watch. Try not to make contact ~ Sayin! emoticon
So I am going to do the Done Girl Dance in place of the "dancing" part lol and shadow box at the same time lol. This is going to be interesting and I'm sure the Monkey Boy will LOVE this. Turnin' up the music and doing the Squidward butt dance :) Do the Bartman! Everybody shake it from side to side! I keep forgetting to do this Done Girl dance, so now is the perfect time to start up. lol.

I have to say that I was a little nervous about today being the first and doing my measurements, but I'm over it (especially since I did them already lol). It could have been a lot worse, considering that I weighed myself last week and saw that I had gained 5lbs. All in all I am happy and as Loree mentioned yesterday, I am not stopping anytime soon, so this can only get better!

Yesterday I changed my calories burned on sparkpeople to better represent the calories I burn on my power walks since my new discovery (1400+ calories), giving me a new calorie range of 1650-2000 (to eat). Yesterday I didn't even scratch that surface with 1300 at best. Oh well, will try again today! If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. I have been watching my salt intake as well and have been staying under 2500mg of sodium daily (in the 1000-1500 range) which surprisingly took very little effort (*whew*). All of these things that I am doing, are lifestyle changes. When I am done with whatever goals I have, with exercise, this won't change. These things are important to me, to stay healthy. I'm not just gonna go gnaw on a salt lick once Jan 1 rolls back around (ok maybe I will, you caught me! ;)).

Ok, here we go!

My measurements:

Measurements: (day 182 / 152 / day 10) (- "/# lost in current month)

Wt: 195.2 / 194.6 / 215 (+0.60#) (total lost 19.8#)
Chest: 37.75" / 39" / 43.75"(-1.25") (total lost -6")
Waist: 33" / 34.75" / 41.5" (-1.75") (total lost -8.5")
Hips: 42.5" / 44" / 47.75" (-1.5") (total lost -5.25")
Neck: 13" / 13" / 14.25" (-0") (total lost -1.25")
Under bust: 33" / 33" / 36.75" (-0") (total lost -3.75")
1" below belly button: 40.5" / 40.75" / 47.5" (-0.25") (total lost -7")
below my bottom (above my thigh): 39.5" / 39.5" / 44" (-0") (total lost -4.50")
R Thigh: 19" / 19.5" / 27" (-0.5") (total lost -8")
L Thigh: 19.5" / 19.5" / 27.5" (-0") (total lost -8")
R Calf: 14.25" / 13.25" / 14.5" (+1") (total lost -0.25")
L Calf: 14.5" / 14" / 14" (+0.5") (total lost -.5")
R upper Arm: 11" / 10.75" / 14" (+0.25") (total lost -3")
L upper Arm: 11.5" / 11" / 13.5" (+0.5") (total lost -2")
R wrist: 5.75" / 5.75" / 6.25" (-0") (total lost -0.5")
L wrist: 5.75" / 5.75" / 6.25" (-0") (total lost -0.5")

Jan 2009

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March 2009

April 1, 2009
May 1, 2009
June 1, 2009
July 1, 2009

Not much of a difference, but I expected this. In June I lost 5.25 inches (gaining 2.25 inches) and gained 0.60 lbs, which I am totally happy with, considering when I weighted myself stupidly last week, I weighed 199 (pretty good comeback from that!). Not too happy seeing green in there, but it could have been worse and some of it makes sense.

For the majority of June I did the 30 Day Shred, and Jillian has us do A LOT of jumping, so that would affect the calves, and she has us do a lot of arm work as well. All in all I am happy and as Loree mentioned yesterday, I am not stopping anytime soon, so this can only get better!

My bodyfat percentage did go up from last month as well, but this might have to do w/ the fact that I probably wasn't eating enough. Surprisingly, I don't really care about this. I know this will take time for me to work on, especially considering that I haven't figured out exactly how much I should be eating quite yet. Still playing with it. The walk that I have been tracking 1400+ calories burned on, isn't the longest walk that I go on, and this month I walked a lot. I will test this theory and see what changes for next month (pretty fascinating to be able to compare numbers and such!).

Anyway I hope you all have a great day! Gonna go do some booty shaking and shadow boxing!

Make today count! You can start new :) it's the beginning of an entire month!

I can do this. I am a star.

5 comments:

Chris and Annalisa said...

Yay! I've been waiting for this post all week! Gotta love that smile that gets bigger and bigger with each passing month. You look great, and you sound like you feel great! I love it, good work!

LoreeJo said...

Oh my stinking gosh! That first picture in the blog is the cutest! Your results were GREAT! But that smile... can't be measured! You're a happier person, are you not? Congrats on making it halfway!

Erin said...

Oh you look so cute! I love the first picture. The before and afters between June and July don't look too different, but your facial expression in the little picture says it all! You look fabulous! Seriously fabulous! I am so proud of you...you still inspire me each and every day!

Millie said...

Wow, you look great. I love your new blog look too.

Melissa Henning said...

Thank you :)