Yesterday I did an old workout it was my walking dvd Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away the Pounds: 7-Day Calorie Blast. I used to use this when I was fat. Anyways I had lent it to someone and just recently got it back. I’ve included it back into my workout routine so far I do it once a week and then do a 7 min workout later in the week including the two walks a day Diva gets.
Today I had an appointment downtown and thought I’d get fairly dressed up for it. But every where I went I had people taking notice to me. And it felt pretty freaking awesome. Like I got noticed way more today for some reason. I mean I felt great and I also know I looked great not to sound conceited but yeah. And I’m loving wearing my hair in the style it’s currently in even my bangs I’m loving all because I’ve changed up how they hang.
And can we just take a moment and say wow the color turned out amazing on my hair lol 😂. A fellow Instagram friend said they love me in dark hair and you know something I love it too. My makeup also turned out really well, I did something a little different to my eye makeup and I really like how it turned out.
Also my new favourite foundation applicator is my finger. It’s clean of course but I just find it super easy to apply and super easy to wash. And I the finish is the same if not better with my Marcelle Flawless Foundation.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Haven’t really done a new post in a while about my weight or workout routine so here we go. I’d probably say I’m back to eating less crap. For a while there I was eating chips and what not but I’ve bought less of that. Still doing smaller portions and as far as my exercise I’ve stepped my walking up more since we have had better weather but the big change I guess is I’ve stopped doing the Seven App and have gone back to Yoga.
My weight is around 163.8lbs. I’m not really trying to lose weight or anything but I’m healthy and I’m content and happy with my body and what I enjoy eating. And I really don’t have much stress in my life currently so there is also that too.
There is this awesome Yoga instructor on YouTube her channel name is Yoga With Adriene she has tons of wicked videos everything from long videos to 6-7 minute boost videos. I’ve been doing yoga again for a few weeks now. I still only do that workout twice a week because I’m walking so much all the other days so I don’t need to over do it.
Yoga really is relaxing and she has a very calming voice which I really enjoy. She has videos for anxiety, stress, runners, boosts, before bed Yoga. Seriously she has a ton of videos just pick which ones you want to do and your set.
My favourites are
So apparently I haven’t written anything here since March 7th of last year. So last summer I went to California for my God mothers celebration of life party. I drank more wine than water and gained some weight.
Went up from a size 2 to a size 6. Well I’m happily back down to a size 2 and I’m comfortable at 166lbs give or take a few pounds depending on the day. I eat what I want but still am mindful of how much I’m eating. I do eat chocolate from time to time and I drink from time to time. I’m not big on drinking alone so it’s rare that I have any booze in my house.
My workouts as far as high intensity goes I do twice a week usually on Mondays & Fridays and then of course walking miss Diva and whatever walking I do when I’m out and about. My phone tracks my steps which is great to see how much I’ve walked on a single day. Some days I’ve walked a lot like April 3rd I walked in total 7.2km then some days it could be 1.4km. That’s including walking in my apartment to walking the dog and outings and such. In a day of course the less movement and my phone not being on me will record less.
I feel that my weight really won’t be going to any major extremes. I have control over it and I feel great. I believe my weight will sit in this area permanently.
A girlfriend of mine asked if I’d put more weight on and I said quite frankly I’m happy being the weight that I am. I’ve always been a slender person I was skinny as a child and in my teens and most of my 20s. I put on some weight in a past relationship then gained a shit ton in my early 30s. And then poof made it disappear. I would not trade being skinny to be fat. Been there bought the Tshirt and sold it.
My perfect weight is what I’m sitting at now.
Left 238lbs 2015 & Right 166lbs 2017
If you want something bad enough you will make your dream come true!
I’m extremely happy to be writing this post because I have reached my new goal weight of 160lbs. Honestly 155lbs was fine but I like being what I weigh more now. I think it’s been a great ride but to be very honest with all of you I have to admit something. I was afraid of gaining weight and getting fat again. I now know that you have to consume more calories than you burn other wise you will just drop the weight like I did.
And I was obsessed about not gaining weight last summer. I worked out multiple times a day such as doing my normal workout once a day (7 days a week) and then walking Diva a few times a day for 25 to 40 minutes. I wasn’t eating enough food nor was I eating anything else but chicken and veg there was no fish or any other proteins but chicken and maybe some eggs.
I was dropping weight quickly and dropped to my lowest at 148lbs. I didn’t totally see that I was doing anything wrong, I just knew I didn’t want to get fat again. People did say I was getting to thin but I didn’t see it nor did I want to hear it. It’s like it didn’t matter how fat or thin I was people always had something to say. I’m now at I think a perfect weight for my self. I was quite happy at 160lbs when I was going through my weight loss before dropping to my lowest. I look healthy and I’m extremely happy. I’ve changed my diet to include more things and from the last post I wrote I really do now eat what ever the hell I want!.
What I have learned is its all about moderation as well as portion sizes. But not limiting my self from anything. If I want to eat something sweet I will. If I want that glass of wine I’ll drink it. It’s just not eating to excessive or drinking a ton. Also for me anyways working out on Mondays & Friday’s work for me. And yes walking diva but nothing crazy she’s good for a shorter walk in the morning and then a longer walk in the afternoon.
I honestly feel amazing now. And I know what works for me. Trial and error is what I have learned and I have also learned to relax a little and gaining a little weight is not the end of the world. I believe my body has now balanced out and I feel good and look good which is the most important thing.
Yay for being 160lbs
So after my workout today I thought I would do a before and after weight comparison and then of course throw it up on my Instagram account. Since joining and posting another side by side photo I have had some fitness people start following me which is kinda cool. I’m very proud of myself for getting to where I have gotten with my weight loss and fitness.
That being said I’m pretty much around the 158lbs range and quite happy. Though I’ll be honest I’m eating whatever the hell I want. Of course with in reason and not pigging out on crap. But I also don’t deprive my self from anything. Not anymore. If I want a glass of wine or two I drink them. If I want something sweet I eat it.
I’ve been able to stick to my two days a week of my workout app. Monday’s and Friday’s I use the app other wise its normal stuff like walking and that sort of thing. I feel good about what I have accomplished over the last few years. I’m still not smoking (I’ll take my bow now lol) it will be 3 years this coming August. Though I have to say the loose skin on my tummy has yet to bounce back. I know it doesn’t look like I have any but trust me it’s there and it’s the the last thing I dislike but whatever with clothing on its fine and who ever I get with will understand. I’m not worried about it.
And my butt is cute it’s there it’s just not as bootylicious as it once was but that’s also okay. Anyways this will probably be the last post for a while. Just wanted to write this up. Also I have a new category titled Fitness and the category Weight loss is now gone. Made more sense to have a more fitting one now that I’m into working out and not about losing weight.
Also I don’t believe those fad diets work let alone those crazy programs. At the end of the day it’s setting a goal for your self a realistic one and staying on it. I’ve said this once and I’ll say it again when I started at 238lbs it was about just losing 5lbs and then it went from there. It did not happen over night. But I did cut out a lot of crap at first. Portion control all food which I still do. And regular exercise. Yes I did do it to the extreme 7 days a week which was a tad much and learned that you need to consume more calories than you burn other wise you will lose too much weight. As I did for that short bit of time. But now I’m good and have learned some stuff and know what works for me.
Anyways that’s it for now. I feel amazing and talk soon
I’m still working out and using my seven app which I love. Since Xmas tho I have been at my folks so I’m not walking Diva every single day as I was. They have a back yard which she uses with their dogs. In order for me to walk her here I kinda have to take them all out or they become bitter pooches. Diva has rubber booties and my parents dogs don’t.
Also the weather has been up and down. It rained all day yesterday and then froze over night so that kinda sucks. Also I might have had a few to many calories over the holidays but I still did my workouts and honestly all my clothes still fit good so I’m not by any means complaining there.
My parents bought a treadmill I’ve used it twice. But plan to use it while I’m staying here. It’s got a ton of different levels and speeds. It’s got a place to plug into your phone or iPod and a spot for a drink to hold. Divas not sure about it but my parents other dog walks on it fine lol.
My goal weight this year is pretty much where I’m at between the mid 150’s range or even 160lbs is perfectly fine by me. Looking back being as low as 150lbs did nothing for me. To thin for my liking. But I have since introduced more things into my diet. I still do portion control but I have cut down on how often I use my workout app.
I feel great over all and still loving how my body looks. Though my tummy skin still never bounced back and so its still soft jello to a degree. Depending on how I am positioned. Standing up you can’t see it. The joys from getting fat, it’s a reminder to never go there again that’s for sure.
Over all I’m very proud of my self in losing the weight and keeping it off and staying healthy. With a few cheats here and there.
Bring on more stylish clothing and staying healthy and happy.
It amazes me how far I have come with my weight and maintaining my body. I never thought A. I could do it and B. Keep it up. The amount of strength it takes to keep at it is amazing in itself. First and formost I never thought I would get fat. And then on the flip side I never thought I could lose the weight once I got fat.
It’s funny when I tell guys I used to be fat because first they don’t believe me and then I show them the photo on the left and they say wow you look amazing now. And people always ask how did you do it. It’s called portion control diet and working out. No wonder pill, No fad diet just hard work and dedication. Oh and will power that helps 😉.
Heck if I can do it so can you.
Since losing all my weight I have slowly introduced things back into my diet. But I do still workout not every single day but just enough to maintain my body. And now my weight goes between a few pounds which I’m totally okay with. I still drink wine here and there and will eat something decadent or sweet. But it’s all about moderation and portion sizes. I’m extreamly happy with my body now and love what I have been able to do.
This is what a 36 year old looks like Hunny haha. And damn I look amazing if I do say so myself 😉.
It’s been ages since I touched my Seven app. It’s also been ages since I’ve done any form of a workout besides my walking Diva daily. Now that my cooking skills have improved and my weight is pretty much staying between a few pounds give or take I’ve been wanting to use my Seven app.
I did lose a lot of my weight from using this app but now that I’m at my ideal weight I also feel that it’s time to start using it again just not as much as before. I’ve decided to do it at least twice a week. Monday’s and Friday’s. And will only do the full body workouts so my whole body is getting done.
I just did a workout and I have to say my mood has lifted. Not that my mood was down but I feel good for doing it. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. About getting back to it but not for the weight loss part just staying in shape.
I do love walking Diva but the feeling I get after doing a workout is not the same as walking her. I feel more I dunno confident better about my self it’s strange but anyone who works out knows what I’m talking about. It improves my happy hormones lol I guess you could say.
I never started my journey of weight loss and getting this body to just get it and then slack off. And it’s not like I’ve really slacked off because I do walk Diva at least twice a day for a good amount of time. And sometimes I do take the stairs down. But I did stop using my workout app for almost two months. Not that I gained weight but now I think it’s time I start doing it at least twice a week. Plus colder weather will be upon us soon enough and baby when it’s cold outside I’ll be inside keeping my body in shape.
It’s great because I’ll be keeping this body in tiptop shape all through the winter months. While others get pudgy and bent out of shape hehe. Though I think winter time is good to stay in shape that way when next summer hits I’ll be once again ready for it.
Anywho happy workouts everyone
Over & Out
So I recently weighed my self at my parents and their scale put me at 152lbs. Very happy about that why because I was getting really skinny there for a moment and it was a little concerning. But I’m happy to report that I’m gaining a little weight which is nice. I never wanted to get so thin that I looked unhealthy. I’m very pleased with the weight loss that I lost but it never was my intention to get so skinny I looked sick you know what I mean?. I’d like to gain a few more pounds and be at 155 or even 160lbs.
I have incorporated fish in to my diet. As well ground pork and of course chicken. I’m still eating heathy foods but also cheat a little and will have some peanut butter on soda crackers one of my all time favourite snacks that I used to eat when I was larger. But now when I eat this snack I dont pig out on it. Same with chips it’s all in the portions right?. I have become a pretty good cook I do believe as well a decent baker too.
And even though I had a few stressful days last week, I got over them and made sure it did not keep me from eating or what have you. I feel good, wait I feel pretty amazing with my hair and loving my body and loving my self. You have to feel good about your self and then when you do that you can allow others in whether it be romantically or not. Also that being said you have to know your self-worth and what you will and will not put up with from outside people such as friends or even acquaintances.
Yay to being happy in your body
Over & Out
Thanks to my friend Vic here on WordPress for suggesting this yoga girl to me. Just did a workout and followed along with this video and wanted to share it with others. Plan on doing this everyday as a mind relaxer and good for my body. Love yoga.