Thursday, August 26, 2010

Last Night to Win Some Rocco

A reminder that it is the last night to enter to win an autographed copy of "Now Eat This" from Rocco Dispirito (who is yummy himself, IMHO) at Mel Gets Fit.

Head over there quickly!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Checking In

Thank you to a dear fellow blogger for checking in on me to see how the LiveFit Revolution plan was treating me!

I am currently completing Week 3 Day 2 of the plan. The first two weeks were wildly successful, almost so much that I hesitated to post!

Let me preface this by saying that this summer was NOT my best time for weight loss. In fact, it was the summer of self-abuse with food and alcohol. I was feeling more comfortable in my own skin than I had felt in so many years, and I let myself go hog wild for the latter part of the summer. I found myself up twenty pounds (collective GASP!) on the day that I officially weighed in to start the LiveFit Revolution plan. I know that some of it was bloat from an incredibly crazy weekend of eating and drinking, and also water weight because my TOM started the next day, but still. :-(

At the end of Week 1, I was down 13.8 pounds. Yes, thirteen point eight pounds. I followed the plan to a tee with my calories right at 1200 per day and all of the kettlebell workouts as presented. By Sunday of that week, the pants that I was wearing the previous Monday looked seriously baggy and dumpy.

At the end of Week 2, I was down another 6.1 pounds, for a total of 19.9 pounds gone in the first two weeks. Talk about fluff release! My clothes fit me so much better, and I just feel lighter and happier.

But far more tired. I am waking up at 5:00 am on the weekdays to get in my kettlebell workouts, and I seem to need much more sleep than usual. I know that 1200 is pretty low for a woman who is almost 6 feet tall, but this is just for the first 6 weeks in the "detox" Phase 1 portion of the plan.

I am also noticing changes in my body. My arms are getting tighter, and I have some nice biceps to squeeze now. :-) My thighs have shrunk, and my belly flaps are shrinking. These are all very good things!

I am not battling hunger too much, but unlike the others on the program am battling constipation (which, frankly is NEVER an issue for me since I do not have a large intestine). Hmmm. I am drinking upwards of 12 cups of water a day and also eating plenty of fiber, so what gives?!? I am going to start playing around with things a bit because this is an uncomfortable situation for me! All of the others on the plan are pooping all of the time because of the apple cider vinegar drinks, but not me!

So, tomorrow is my day of rest during the week for the kettlebell workout since I have training tomorrow night. Thursday I am back to the workouts, and they are getting progressively harder but I really like them. I will weigh in again on Monday morning, and will let you know how it goes!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Starting Monday

I'm gearing up for a fresh start on Monday. I need something to give me that spark again and finally get me to my goal.

Kettlebells in hand, shopping list ready to purchase on Sunday, and focus growing as the moments pass.... It's time for a revolution.