Never thought I’d be one to post progress pics but I think I deserve this after hating myself for so long…
First 2 are from June 2013 (207+pnds)
Last 2 are from February 2014 (180pnds)
and ive been going everyday since Tuesday, so this was day 3.
Tues- 1 hr spin, 1 hr hot yoga
Wed- 1 hr spin, 1 hr hatha yoga
Thurs- 1 hr spin, 30 min Abs class
and so i’ll keep logging the other things I do
I love spinning la la laaaa
my weight is fluctuating between 186-188 so I won’t weigh until after the 2 weeks because its getting off putting and im not eating very much at all, mainly vegetable soup, ricotta, and tea
Done Day 4, 11pm, midterm tomorrow, not prepared, but i worked out anyway. my projected finish date of this is…Monday November 4th! Woohoooo
eggs and peas
homemade rice crispie and small slice pumpkin loaf
So done Ripped in 30, first level, first round. I remember disliking this level, but in any case it is way easier to do it now than before. I don’t get it…its like I’m physically heavier than when i left (by about 7 pounds) but I feel more fit…I don’t know. In any case, I’m looking at losing 10 pounds this month so here’s to that!
- popcorn (air popped)
- chicken noodle soup (homemade, assume all soups are homemade)
- hummus and cucumbers
- 1 slice of bread in coffee (don’t ask, its an italian thing)
- greek yogurt thinned with almond milk, added berries and flax and honey
I want thissss!
Day 1 of Ripped Round 2
So I had to stop for a while. I had training and school and whatever excuses and now its October and I’m leaving for Paris in January and I want to look good and feel good and start my life over.
So let’s start now. October 2nd.
I weigh about 184 pounds last time I checked. I eat roughly 1500 cal a day.
Lets get me down to 160 for Paris. Is that doable? But lets begin with 6 pounds for October. I’m driven and I’m going to do it.
So I did my workout today and it went pretty well, easy to get back into and I did the harder versions of all the moves. Starting at level 1 ripped in 30. No turning back!
DAY 21 & 22
Because I took a brief hiatus for my exam week, I did an extra day of Level 3. I lost a bit of the momentum, but I move in to my dorm tommorow and will be starting Level 4.
Daily Inspiration: DO something nice for yourself, I got my head reshaved!
DAY 19 & DAY 20
I forgot to upload for yesterday, so I’ll combine it with today! Ten days left of Ripped, and ten days left until I leave for Residence Life Training Camping Trip! Here we go!
Daily Inspiration: being able to keep up with my students next year! setting a good example and giving it my all. when you look good, you feel good, quite simply
I know that I fell off the wagon majorly twice in this whole summer journey. During the second level of the Shred when I didn’t do it for over a week because I was sick and then immobilized with laziness after recovery. Then during the second level of Ripped when I had a wedding I had to travel for and didn’t do it for a week. What is it with the level 2’s? Man! But I am proud that at least I got back on, cause usually I would’ve been well, try again next year! or something equally foul. In any case, even though the scale isn’t saying much at all, I feel stronger, better, faster and any other kanye west adverbs you may have. This was me today, and I feel like even though my hereditary tummy protrusion is still, protruding, it looks sorta better, you know?
Daily Inspiration: Seeing my own progress, but more so, feeling it.
I never actually got a chance to record this day until now, because I ran from the workout to the shower to downtown for a birthday party, but it was pretty good, aside from when I PULLED some godforsaken muscle from my back to my foot and it gave me a bit of a hop for the rest of the day. It feels much better now, however.
Daily Inspiration: Getting my life in order with school and work and my friends and everything, fitness can often take the back seat, but not this time!
Now we’re moving! Did my workout by 1pm and even though I woke up feeling like a truck ran over me, I gave it a good effort. I can do half the hard moves and half on easy, but I’m getting there. Change is a process not a destination, and I am definietly feeling a change!
Daily Inspiration: I have mild scoliosis. My weight has always been a problem for me, and doesn’t make this often crippling condition any better. Since I started working out, I’ve noticed less back pain. Its incredible, especially since I have had perpetual pain under my right shoulder blade where the curvature is for the last couple of years. No amount of stretching fixes it. I feel like an old person constantly. So I am praying that the weight loss will make this a bit more bearable.