Once upon a time this momma had a banging body.
I was a 3 sport athlete in high school playing volleyball, basketball and running track. I played basketball in college and after a two and a half hour practice, we would have to run 3 miles and then lift weights for an hour... needless to say my weight was never an issue. I always felt so comfortable and confident about my physical appearance. Then real life kicked in and fast forward to today. After getting caught up in life, not making time for working out and pregnancy where 4 months were spent on bed rest, I am in obvious need to lose some lbs.
Since our trip to Brewster in February I've lost 10lbs (Josh has lost 32!) I'm really proud of my progress but am ready to really kick it into high gear. I want to feel comfortable in my clothes and feel good about my body again! That and the fact that very soon I'm going to be wearing an already less than flattering uniform being an EMT, are my main motivators.
Then, yesterday Josh told me that he bought me a bikini. Say whaat?
Just incase I needed a little more motivation... Thanks hun!
Here is a picture of said bikini:
Don't get me wrong, I love the suit
...and that hot body that looks very similar to my college basketball body.
But sadly it is far from my current reflection.
So, today I'm really kicking it in high gear and going for it. Life is too short to waste it being unhappy or uncomfortable in your own body. You only get one right?! I'm going to be linking up with my sweet blog friend Lindsey since she just so happens to be hosting a fabulous weight loss challenge. I love the idea of a group challenge, we can help each other with tips/accountability and be each others cheerleaders!!
(Obviously my end goal would be to not jiggle at all)
My momma always said, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail" so here's my workout plan
(♫ breathe, stretch, shake, let it go... *name that song*♫)
- MORNING: I planning on running or going to a class every morning
- NIGHT: I plan to lift weights and allow myself to be tortured by Miss Jillian Michaels
- DIET: I plan on drinking at least a liter of water a day, lots of fruits and veggies and lean proteins
Here are some things that have really helped me get started:
Cutting out soda was huge. I was always a big diet coke/ diet Dr. Pepper fan and once I cut out soda I noticed that I lost a few lbs and felt a lot sharper both mentally and physically.
My incase armband for my iPhone. I love listening to the tunes while I run, especially songs with high BPM (beats per minute)
Reading Skinny Bitch, the tone is pretty frank and they really cut to the point on a lot of topics. I don't agree 100% with everything in this book, but it really was a great eye opener on a lot of levels... especially about cutting out soda and diet soda!
And when I'm really jonesing for some sweets I reach for Jello Mousse or Dessert Temptations, they range anywhere from 60-100 calories and are delish!
Today I started off by going to my mom's kickboxing class with Josh (Yes, you read that right... my mom is a kickboxing instructor! Don't mess with momma, she'll kick your butt! :) and I am really excited to get my rear in
Got a few pounds to spare? Join in on the challenge, it's a great way to meet new friends and have some accountability!