I did it. Without swearing off carbs completely. Without giving up booze. I lost a few pounds and toned this old ass lady up !! How did I do it ? Do I have proof? Reluctantly, I show you the pictures along the way … I am THRILLED TO SHARE MY PLAN. Below you will see a “along the way” picture. Not quite the beginning, and , definitely not the ending… I AM STILL WORKING ON THE ENDING !!
It all started when I saw a horrible, disgusting, actual picture of myself from a year ago. It was summer and I was FAT. Fatter than I had been in a really long time. No one wants to be their version of fat in July. I was seeing this picture in January. It was all the motivation I needed to start getting serious about getting rid of the yucky body I was living in.
WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO MY BODY?
It happens … we get comfortable in our flowy shirts and skinny jeans and the French fries aren’t so bad after all. I am here to tell you there is a space between comfortable and holy crap that we all need to avoid.
I typically gain weight between Halloween and the Superbowl. We have talked about that before. But, I have never really taken a ton of weight off since I had babies. I am 5 feet tall. So, for me, a ton of weight is like 5-10 pounds. Five pounds on a 5 foot tall person is like a total makeover.
When I started taking these pictures I decided they need to be in the same spot. No fancy lighting or filters. WHICH TOTALLY SUCKS – I LOVE A FILTER !!
OK JENN – WHAT DID YOU DO TO LOSE THE WEIGHT ??
What did I do to make the changes? First, I joined a gym within 7 minutes of my house. I had not been a member of a gym since before I had kids. My oldest is in middle school… it had been a ‘minute’. It was easy to pop in and out. Even if I was just there for 30 minutes while I was driving my kids to a sports thing I did “work out” more than I had in a long time. Next, I did listen to my APPLE WATCH. When the rings were just hanging around I knew I had not really done anything. So, I would walk or pop into the gym.
Food ? Well, I was not insane about the diet. I tried to be good most of the time. When I was bad I wasn’t totally terrible bad. I would and do have a French fry from my kids plates here and there , but, I have not ordered fries since Christmas. On days where I was good it did feel like I was “starving” myself.
breakfast: Vega Protein shake
work snack: individual pack of cashews and a mini orange
lunch: low carb broccoli and chicken rice meal ( like fried rice but not)
dinner: salmon or chicken with veggies and red wine… maybe a glass & a 1/2
YOU HAD WINE?
Yes, I had wine most of the nights. Red wine… isn’t that a vitamin ? Some days I would have a chicken nugget. Other times I would do tortilla chips and hummus post workout. Like I said … I tried NOT to do a weird diet. Ready for the pics ??
Bottom line, it’s April. I am headed to the beach and I feel ok about that. I have trimmed up the yucky and I ready to have some fried fish and non-lite-beer. Yes, I will get back on track after Easter… and YES you can do it too.
I am honestly hoping to get back my version of serious after vacation. I am hoping to tone up more and more and really feel better in my clothes and my own skin. But, this week I will not say no to much. I will say yes to golfing, boating and wine.
So I did it !! 5 pounds down !!
Without a dumb KETO diet.
Without a dumb running plan.
Without any nonsense that totally disrupts all the fun we are all supposed to be having!!
PS YOU CAN DO IT TOO !!