Thursday, September 27, 2012

New Goals!

Here it is my new goal!  Since I have reached my first 90 day goal with 28 days to spare I thought this would be a good time to sit and think about a new goal and jot it down.  I will still continue the rest of my 28 days from my current challenge.  But I still would like to look ahead and see where I want to go with my goals and changes in my lifestyle!  The picture above was taken this morning in my size 10 jeans.  I would had to SUCK and TUCK myself into these babies!  You know when you lay flat on your back suck in your gut as much as you can trick to squeeze into a pair of jeans.  Yeah!  I did that.  Anyway.  I would like to be able to slide into these babies by Thanksgiving.  So on October 25, 2012 I will start my 3rd 90 day challenge achieving my next goal.  My next goal is not to only fit nicely into the jeans shown above but to also have no flabby flat hanging over the sides.  I want to be able to sit with out my belly overlapping my jeans.  I HATE THAT!!!   So by the end of my 90 day challenge on January 23, 2013 I will be looking great in the above jeans and also achieve my weight goal of 140 pounds!   I realize after twins and what those little babies did to my body that I may not ever squeeze into a size 8 or 6 again because they stretched out my bones and hips a lot more then when I was just having one.  I realize that.  I have to face reality that i can't move and shift my bones around but I can at least work on my muscles and achieve a reality.

So I will keep up with my 2 shakes a day.  The shakes help contribute to my muscles.  I lost a lot of muscle tone with 5 pregnancies (6 babies) and years of just not taking care of myself.  The ViSalus shakes help to recover and replenish the loss of muscle so I can gain lean muscle instead of me trying to workout mush!  I just started my first series of P90x videos yesterday.  I worked on back and legs and my legs are like jello today.  But well worth it.  I will do p90x 4 times a week and Cardin 2 times a week and I will give myself my one cheat day lazy day.  That day is usually every Sunday.  Sunday is family day in our house and we just eat and have fun!

So now you know my goals!  I need your help to help keep me accountable and motivated!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Now lets get off our rumps and have some fun today!  Play with your kids!  Now that is a great workout! And fun too!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I'm on my way!!!

I just posted some updated pictures of me. I haven't lost too much extra weight but I have been losing inches in my waist line!! I am so excited in the direction I am going. These pictures only motivate me more to keep up with my exercise and drinking my shakes. By next summer this mom of 6 will be bikini ready. That's it I said. That means it will and must happen. I will be bikini ready for the summer of 2013!!! My 2nd 90 day challenge is coming too an end in 28 days. And as I reach the end of my goal. I have started to an a new goal to reach with yet a 3rd 90 day challenge. I will be changing my kit from the shape kit to the transformation kit to help me reach my goal of gaining lean muscle and firming up this body of mine. So if anyone is interesting in joining me on my next 90 day challenge you have 28 days to decide and let me know. It's always more fun and your chances of success increase if you have friends making the same lifestyle change with you!!

It hasn't been easy. With 6 kids in the house you can only imagine the temptations in my house of food. But what I have done is put my children on a healthy lifestyle too. Our whole house is now eating healthier. We have our cheats every so often. But you can't completely deprive yourself of goodies.

I was a bad girl for the past 2 weeks. I have been a bit sick and just haven't had the ambition to workout and keep going. But now after seeing these pictures I realize I can do it. And the change is happening. That I need to keep at it and don't give up just because the numbers are not what I want it to say. It will get there!!!! Thanks for stopping in!! Now let's get up and move move move!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The right sports bra

I have come to realize that sports bras are not nice.  As if I did not feel fat enough already.  Lets try and squeeze into a spandex bra.  Then trying to get if off after sweating from your workout is a workout on it's own.  So I have been looking around trying to find a sports bra that is easy to take on and off.  I can not seem to find one that snaps or buckles like a regular bra but I did find one that has a zipper on Amazon.  I think I maybe ordering this one.

The right sports bra is important.  You don't want it so tight that your tatas are losing circulation or too loose fitting where they are not secure and jumping all over the place.  I will keep you posted on the cozy tata's.  Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Back in the saddle again!

Ok!  I am back!  After dealing with hurricane Isaac and a wonderful sinus infection that knocked me off the saddle of my "lifestyle" change.  Oh yes.  That is my new term.  The word DIET is a very bad four letter word.  So, instead of using that bad four letter word I am now saying I am having a "lifestyle change".  

Ok back to the subject at hand.  Thank you for all the prayers and messages.  My family and I made it out of the hurricane with no problems.  Even managed to keep our power the whole time.  The kids school was cancelled for that week so it was nice to have them home and all be stuck in the house together and focus on family time again.  We played Wii, board games, and just hung out!  It was so great!

In the preparation for the storm I lost all motivation to exercise.  I know bad excuse.  If anything with being trapped in the house for a week I should of been able to exercise more.  Shortly after the hurricane I was blessed with a lovely sinus infection.  I couldn't move my head with out a sneeze attack or feeling dizzy.  I missed a whole 7 days of workout time.  I felt so lazy.  And then this weekend we had friends over so i bake my amazing chocolate chip cookies and of course i had to taste some.  Right?  My friend made some delicious chicken tacos that she brought over.  And I also made a delicious homemade cinnamon coffee cake!  Oh My Gosh!!  AMAZING!!!  

After my 7 days of no workouts and eating delicious garbage I gained back 4 pounds!!!!  AAAAHHH!!  Serves me right!  I finally got down to 156 pounds but that lasted a whole day.  I was weak and that won't happen again.  I am back in the saddle again and will continue to stay on track!  When I started my lifestyle change my starting weight was 185 pounds and I refuse to be that size again.  

After my pitty party I gave myself over gaining that 4 pounds I picked myself back up and got back on track!  Monday I started my strength exercises and yoga again and continued it again on Tuesday and have also been great at eating and taking my shakes again!  Yay me!  I am happy to report I have lost 2 out of the 4 pounds I gained that week and I know the rest will be gone real soon.  I just need to keep looking forward and stick to my plan so I can reach me goal of 140 pounds by November 1st!

That's it.  I have now held myself accountable and put a date on it so you can help me stay on track.  That gives me 8 weeks to reach my goal.  I Can Do It!!!  Thanks for stopping by!  Now get off your tush and get moving!!!