Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Big Change!

Okay friends. I am really nervous about this post. But I am going to do it anyway. You only live once, right?? Please no one be mean...

This is about to get really personal. But its a pretty major change that I am trying to make, so why not get an extra almost 200 people supporting me! Here's the deal, not that I am super overweight or anything, but I am not what I would call in shape. And I have been feeling very low on energy and just downright crappy lately. Our sermon on Sunday was about not listening to the voices that tell you that you can't. (You can listen by CLICKING HERE)Why do I always tell myself that I can't be fit and happy with my body? I get so bogged down in what I can't...that I forget that I can!

So I decided on Sunday that I am going to make a change in a big way. I am going to start working out more and eating better. I asked my hubby to take a weekly progress photo of me and I will share it on here. I may also rant about wanting cake...we will see :)

Here is this week's photo. This is the very first and what I hope is a dramatic "before." The lighting is terrible. Its really not a good picture of me at all. I was about to start my workout. But here it is in all of its honest glory! This picture was taken on Sunday.
And here are my tools of choice (for now...I want to get P90X eventually but its not-so-budget-friendly). That video....I know the name is a little silly but it is an AMAZING workout! Ladies for real! Go to Target and buy it. And give it a few tries. It is intense but once you figure out the moves its so good. You are sweating within minutes! The jump rope is for cardio, since I don't always love to run :) Jumping rope can burn just as many calories! Betcha didn't know that! And the magazine..I have been subscribing for a year now and picking up little this' and that's along the way. I decided to start reading it cover to cover to keep me motivated! 
 And the trusty shoes! I mowed in them the other week, thus giving them green toes :( But they are great.
I really am so excited about this guys! I am only 4 days in and I already feel 100 times better! I can really feel the change starting. I have been trying to stick to a high fiber/protein diet (most through hard boiled eggs) and totally avoid sodas. I also have been eating lots of broccoli which is supposedly great for your intestines. Anyways...I know this is not cute house stuff related, but I am going to share this on here anyway! Why not!?!? If you notice me not posting about it for a while...leave me a gentle "how's it going?" comment, would ya?! Does anyone want to start this healthy change with me?? I would love a few blog friends to track progress with!

I will post a progress picture this weekend hopefully! Love you guys!


  1. Good luck! I know losing weight can be hard, but I agree with your high protein diet, it helped me lose 20lbs! =)

  2. I should totally join you! My husband and I had started eating better and working out, and I'd lost about 5 lbs, but then we went on vacation and I gained it all back. I need to check out that video! I have 30 Day Shred, which I love. We also have P90X, but it's a HUGE time commitment, which isn't the most convenient. Good luck!!

  3. I feel exactly like you - no energy and just plain crappy! I need to take better care of myself but it's so hard to get motivated.

    Good luck and keep us updated on your progress!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

  4. I joined Weight Watchers about 15 weeks ago or so. I have lost about 25.5 lbs so far, but know I have a long ways to go...the thing is - I am NOT working out at all. I know that if I DID, this change would be happening a lot quicker! Maybe I will look into that work out dvd!

    Congratulations on your new way of living! :)

  5. Yay! That's awesome, I'll be cheering you on! I was doing regular workouts for a long time and seeing great change, but then I started paying more attention to diet, eating tons of protein, and that INSTANTLY took it up a notch.

    I'd say try not to pay attention to weight or results for six weeks if you can! It can take that long to see results, and some people get frustrated and quit right when their results are about to go off the charts. I heard a nutritionist say "You are what you ate... six weeks ago."

    Anyway, you can totally do this! Good luck!

  6. Good for you!!! I've been keeping up with my weight loss on my blog, too, and let me tell you, it's big-time incentive!

    I told everyone I'd give another progress picture when I lost another 5 pounds, and that was in April!! Ahhh!! I also put a ticker on my sidebar so that I could track it there.

    Keep it up, girl! I'll be on the journey with you!