Sunday, January 11, 2009

In the beginning....

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!


  1. Wow that is awesome Joleigh!! I am so proud of you!! Keep it up girl!!

  2. I am so excited for you and this great challenge that you are embarking upon! It is a challenge to eat well and exercise(speaking from experience), but it is so worth feeling of loving the body God has given to us! I'm proud of you! P.S. I've heard that Bethany's bootcamp is awesome! Some of the girls at my work have done it...wish I could, but heard it was very expensive:(

  3. Christie boot camp is not expensive at all. Esp compared to other boot camps. My boot camp is about $100-200 cheaper than most boot camps. If you average how much it is per class and the fact that you can come as many times a week as you would like AND you get individual attention, it is very cheap. Dont forget there are early bird specials, more off if you register with a friend, etc as well as payment plans.

    JoLeigh, I am so prod of you! You have done incredible this week. You can do this and I will help you every way that I can!