The One with the Operation Get Fit Update 10.10.14


Friday, October 10, 2014

13.5 weeks ago I decided to do something about my life. 
I was unhappy, unhealthy, unfit. 
6 weeks into my change of lifestyle I posted about Operation Get Fit (Again. And Again. And Again.) 
Now, 7.5 weeks later, I finally SEE a difference after doing my first then/now photo comparison. 
I never posted these solo photos of me from Switzerland back in June. I was too embarrassed! And yes I realize I was wearing a baggy shirt and pants, but I was just trying to hide my body.

Today - I am down two pants sizes and about 10 pounds. 
I'm not taking official measurements and I don't know how heavy I was when I started. It's all about feeling better and fitting back into my old pants so I don't have to keep buying bigger pants!

I no longer need an afternoon nap. 
My skin is still clear. 
I have more energy. 
Last week a friend of mine came over and she was the very first person to ask, "Have you lost weight?" Why yes! Yes I have! Thank you for noticing, you made my day/week/month/year!"
Then just a couple days ago I was in the grocery store, saw a friend, and she asked, "Have you melted?!" Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside :) Progress!!
What am I doing differently than before? I exercise 6 days a week - usually a Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workout or a Jillian Michaels Killer Abs session. Cuz my muffin top is still there (I'm sucking it in in the photos haha). Gaaaahhhh! I won't quit til it's gone. And even if/when it's ever gone, I still plan to stay healthy and exercise. 

How do I make time for exercising? Cuz it really feels like there aren't enough hours in the day to begin with!! My plan of attack is: wake up before anyone else, usually around 5:15am, and exercise first thing to get it out of the way and then I can focus on other things the rest of the day. 

What else? I eat better. Oatmeal for breakfast, a turkey sandwich for lunch, a frozen Weight Watchers entree for dinner, fruit for snacks between, etc. Yes I have off days. Sunday is my "cheat" day - I know those aren't good, but I've just gotta eat cookies man!

My goals are to replace the muffin top with abs and get back down to pre-kids weight. Or at least post-Fox weight. I'm getting there! Slowly but surely!

23 comments

  1. Good for you!!! You look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Congratulations! The only way I can ever exercise is to wake up really early, too.

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  3. Looking great! I need to do this.

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  4. You look amazing!! You're doing awesome! (and inspiring me to do better!)

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  5. Good for you. I think you look stunning after 10 pounds. Glad you are doing it the healthy way and it is good to have a cheat day.
    I am on the journey myself. I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror-clothes or not. My problem is boredom eating or maybe not boredom but more I don't want to do something so instead I will eat crappy foods. It has helped that I took over the grocery shopping and hubby wants to lose 10 too. Thank you for inspiring me.

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  6. way to go!!!!! all that hard work is paying off!!! I'm doing the same... that muffin top is the hardest thing to lose, and after 3 kids I'm hoping I can!!

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  7. Congratulations! It's not an easy thing to do!

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  8. You are looking great! You should be really proud of yourself. I am on day 68 of doing P90x3. I do it in the morning before showering and going to work. I haven't lost weight but have gained muscles, lost some fat
    , and my clothes fit better.

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  9. Ohmigosh, Girl! You look amazing! I am SOOOO proud of you!!!! And you totally need a cheat day!!! So proud of you. :)

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  10. You look really good both ways. But I know you feel better thinner. And it's always better to be healthier. Gongrats and keep up the good work.

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  11. You look awesome Paige!! With all moms go through, I think we should get complimentary lipo after our last baby, to help us with that stubborn baby weight!! HA!

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  12. You do look awesome!! Congrats!! Working out 6 days a week is hard!! And I don't even do that. :) keep at it!!

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  13. Wow paige, skinny mini!!!! You go girl!!!

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  14. You look awesome!! Congrats to you!

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  15. You look AWESOME Paige!! Congrats!! I'm right there with you, but my before shots look like I ate you for breakfast! ;) lol

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  16. I have always thought you were gorgeous! But I am so proud of you and impressed with your willpower and drive!

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  17. You look great, Paige! Do you cook dinner for the rest of the fam and eat a WW meal!? That's willpower!

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  18. Thanks for sharing. This is great motivation. I am totally fat.. again. Like, really overweight. and I HAVE to do something about it!!

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  19. I also meant to say good job and you look fantastic!

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