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!
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