So one week ago tomorrow I officially got motivated enough to begin losing weight. I mean I have done it before but never just by exercising and good diet. It was always a crash diet that led to a (really) quick loss followed by a (really) quick gain when I gave up and ate a big mac. This first week has been exciting, exhausting, frustrating, motivating...there have been highs and lows. I know, I know its only been 6 days but it was a very drastic change from my previous eat what I want and exercise when I felt like it.
Well, here's what I did this week. First I joined Bethany's Bikini Bootcamp. Not only that but I joined a biggest loser competition between five of us and another bootcamp. By doing that I am required to do extra cardio and keep a food journal that is turned into my trainer regularly. I exercised about 14 hours this week. The change in eating has been a little easier than I expected actually. I found that there are lots of healthy foods that I actually like. Now there were a couple of days when I would have killed for some Mexican food but I made it through with grilled chicken and salad instead. Then there was one night when I made ribs without checking the calories first. 915! Holy Cow. Now the leftovers are still sitting in the fridge and I refuse to eat them now that I know how terribly fattening they are. I also drank NOTHING but water this week. That is SO not me. I am admitted cokaholic. I could (and have) drank a 6 pack a day. So I just chugged a bunch of water this week. I found that it is much easier to drink water when you are sweating though a spin class or Bethany's squats. Ok Ok I had ONE cherry coke on Saturday. Sue me.
So how did I do it. Motiviation, Accountability, and Prayer.
And the results......4lbs lost, 2inches lost in my waist, and 1inch lost in my arms!