Wednesday, July 3, 2013

24 Day Challenge Results

Well, I finished the 24 day challenge! I am happy to say that it did exactly what I wanted it to do- it helped me break out of my weight loss plateau!

I lost 6 lbs, 2 inches off of my waist and dropped another pants size! I am so excited right now and feel so good!

The challenge is broken up into 2 parts, an herbal cleanse and a 'max phase.' I will admit that I didn't do very well with my eating during the herbal cleanse part.  I just chose a bad time to start- I had family in town, my son's birthday party, etc. and I could not stick to eating well! I can't wait to try it again in a few months.

Also, I did level 2 of the 30 day shred today and I almost died. Seriously.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Some ups and downs

These last few days I have been all over the place, mentally and emotionally. My husband was out of town for a week, which I SHOULD be used to since I'm a military wife, but somewhere around day 5 I just started losing it! I blame PMS, and the fact that it rained almost every day and it was hard to get out of the house.

When we first moved here 4 years ago, I was in a bit of a depression.  I was having a hard time meeting new people and a hard time with Jackson's developmental delays.  Then one wonderful day I took Jackson to the play area at McDonald's and met Rebecca.  Her daughter was almost the same age as Jackson and we ended up chatting for awhile.  We had a ton in common! We made a playdate for the pumpkin patch...

...and ended up hanging out constantly for the next few years.  Rebecca was there for me through everything, including deployments, Jackson's autism diagnosis, and one horrible summer when our air conditioner busted and it took them 6 weeks to get it fixed!  (It's 100 degrees every day here in the summer, just sayin'!) She encouraged me to just keep going, and to this day she is one of the few adults (other than his therapists and teachers) that Jackson truly likes and will go out of his way to say hi to.  Plus Makenzie ended up being one of his best friends. 

Well, military life being what it is, they moved away this week. All the way across the country to Washington.  This has hit me so hard, even though we have known it was coming for months...

BUT this week has been going better. Sunday was my wedding anniversary.  Jason & I have been married for 6 years now.  We went to Red Lobster with the kids (I know, super romantic LOL) and I ate my weight in cheese biscuits. But honestly, I was just glad he was home. Last year he deployed the day before our anniversary! 

Any ups or downs in your week this week? 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Fit For Fall Fridays (yes, on Monday)

I don't know why I can't remember to blog on Fridays! Oh well...

My 'go to' workout is getting on the elliptical.  I have one in my bedroom so a lot of times it is just the easiest for me to go right to it and get my workout done before I've had a chance to talk myself out of it!

I've also decided to join in the 30 day Shred challenge with Holly and Amber! I haven't done the Shred in a loooong time but I remember it being extremely difficult.  Well, I did level 1 this morning and surprisingly, it wasn't that hard for me. That just goes to show that all of the hard work that I've been doing these last few months really is paying off! The only thing I had to modify was the push ups and I'm hoping that by the end of this challenge I'll be able to do 'real' ones easily :)

Tomorrow is the last day of the 24 day Advocare challenge that I've been on. I can already tell that my results are going to be great (I'm down another pants size!!!) I'll post the results on Wednesday!