Weight Loss Journey - Sept 2015

It's been a long while.  I have not fallen off the wagon or anything but just been, good old fashioned, busy.  With 3-kids, summer vacation, activities, traveling and then a teacher's strike that delayed the start of school it's been busy.  

I've been super diligent about my nutrition and fitness. I've changed up my fitness routine and thus changed up my nutrition a bit.

I've been working out 6-days a week and, finally, alternating arm and leg work out days.  Since I've essentially doubled my workout I had to start eating a bit more then I was.  I can tell that my strength has increased and my body feels good.  I feel so much muscle tone throughout my legs and I can see it in my arms.  Slowly but surely my arms are shaping out nicely, i'm really digging it!  I've been logging all my workouts, meticulously keeping track of reps and weight i've been lifting and looking back at my progress i've been so proud of what I've accomplished.  Over the past 2 weeks or so there has been little movement on the scale but my clothes are fitting different so I know all this lifting is starting to reshape my body.  The scare says i'm 2lbs heavier then I was before I went to Hawaii in August but the size 4 jeans are a little big in the waist so stuff's a shaping up!!!

I calculated my macros and have been eating according to my goals.  It's been super weird eating more carbs, like a lot more carbs, but I also secretly love it.  I stick to much more "safe" carbs like brown rice and sweet potato but occasionally I'll have some bread because you know, avocado toast!

I'm down 50 lbs and I am a mere 5-7lbs (depending on the day) away from my ultimate, bottom out, goal weight.  I'm actually at my initial goal weight but sometimes its hard to just say i'm done when I feel like I can squeeze out another 5 lbs.  I'm totally happy where I am now.  I feel so good and have so much more energy.  All of this radiates in all that I do.  I honestly can't remember when I last felt this healthy.  Some of the things I no longer deal with are heartburn, fatigue after walking just a mile or so, in the past year I've rarely gotten sick minus a mild cold.  The best part is feeling strong and having my husband being able to carry me.  Not that he has ever had the need to have to carry me but if he had to he totally can.  

I still see my trainer she is a constant motivation and inspiration in my life.  Knowing I'll see her every week keeps me focused on my ultimate goal.  Other then hitting the studio with her I still do all my exercises at home.  I have a great weight set, I use the elliptical every eve and I start my day with a 20-min round of tabata.  I have my eye on the prize and I'm not looking back!

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