|Start Weight:||(01 Mar 13) 157.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(26 Nov 13) 120.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||115.0 lb|
following: lemizz's own diet
I am a 28 year old stay-at-home mother of 2. I have been with my husband for 7 years. I used to be very fit and healthy and then gradually dwindled into a sedentary life-style. I put on 30 lbs in 3 years which put me at 157 (not very good looking on a 5 foot 3 inch short chick). I was fit, healthy and happy at 125 so that is my goal. Once I reach 125 I intend to tone and maintain.
I'm not all that great at paying attention to my food so calorie counting is important to me. I still have sugar in my coffee, I seem to be losing weight despite having a cupcake here or an ice cream sandwich there. I've found that pre-making my food helps me stay on track. I make four salads and store them in the fridge. Since they are very low-calorie I sometimes have 2 a day. Veggies! I also pre-make soups in the crock pot (like cabbage soup) and freeze them in individual tupperwares per serving. I take them out the night before I know my family will be eating a dinner I won't participate in. I have picky eaters so it must be done this way, for now.
I forgot how rewarding muscle pain can feel...yeah, it hurts...but it's a good pain. It's an "I'm doing something good for me, pain". When I was at my fittest I was able to run up and down the steps of a nature preserve tower at a wilderness center that we spend a lot of time at in the summer. I expect to be able to that again by the end of this summer!!
I train at home, by myself. Some tips I have if you are going to do that: Play just dance on the Wii...high energy cardio workout and it's fun. I also use fitness blender videos online. P90X 1 and 2 whenever I feel like working a certain part of my body. For instance, I do the legs and back video when my legs aren't sore....so I can get them back to being good and sore again!! I get exercise dvd's from the library. It's free people! Free is good! All I own for equipment is good shoes, dumbell weights, a stability ball, and resistance bands.