Thursday, August 23, 2012

Inspire Me: Healthy Week 4

All In My Twenties
It's that time of the week again where I spill my guts to you all.  I share with you the good, the bad, and the ugly of what has been going on with this whole weight loss thing!

I love this link-up and I am so glad that I have it here to motivate me.  As many of you may know this past weekend I moved back to Tennessee to start my Senior Year of College!!

And like the last time I moved someone in, it was a whole lot harder than you would think to keep losing the weight.  But I have to say I am mighty proud of myself for keeping up with everything! 

This week I lost 4 pounds!!! I guess all of that stress and worry was for nothing! This means I am 1 pound away from losing 20 pounds!! I have to say I am pretty proud of myself and now know that I really can do this!

It had been a bit of a struggle to make my meal plan work.  And I mean that in the sense of I am surrounded by so much other tempting unhealthy foods that are most definitely not on my diet, and I think I would rather have that! Fortunately I am have been exercising some self control.

I also have some pretty awesome friends who have been helping keep me motivated! 

Monday morning we woke up and hit the gym by 9.  I was able to get in some cardio as well as a good leg workout.  While I got VERY frustrated that the machines here are all different, I pushed through that and made it work.  All the while I was texting my trainer about EVERYTHING the whole time.  I must have done something right because come Tuesday I was most definitely feeling that workout!
I hate this machine with a passion.  I was secretly praying they wouldn't  have one!
Tuesday I hit the gym again with 2 friends.  Did some more cardio and then some upper body.  Starting the upper body is a bit scary for me because I get so concerned about my shoulder.  But I am learning to listen to my body and know when to stop.
Get it Ash!
Wednesday was just a cardio day, and since it was the first day of classes we definitely needed a bit of a break from the weights!

I am so excited to keep moving forward with the weight loss.  So much so that when I filled out my information for my gown for graduation, I put my weight as already 15 lbs less than what I am now! Hopefully by then I will be smaller than that, but I needed something to keep me going!

P.S. Last week I was able to buy a size smaller in jeans! I did a pretty big happy dance when that happened:)


Tami said...

20 pounds down is awesome! Way to go girlie!

Kate said...

Keep up the good work! I need to so more strength training, but cardio is more fun ;)

Allie Tarrant said...

Great job! You did amazing this week :) Hope you are settling in at school!

Arika said...

That is so great! I struggle with doing weights, I like to stick to my cardio. Maybe that's just what I need though. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kait said...

20 pounds! YOU ROCK! I also love that you took photos at the gym. YOU GO GIRL!

Traci Aerykssen said...

Nice. 4 lbs down. Your rocked it this week! Self control can be tough but you did it. :D

Lacey_Renea said...

Yay! Good for you!!!

Anonymous said...

One size smaller! YOU GO GIRL!
Ahhh yes, I hate all the workout machines at the gym. None of them really want to be my friend ;)
But good job at such hard work, I can't imagine how you do it. I wish I could work that hard at the gym!!! I hope you get your goal weight soon dear!