Thursday, September 19, 2013

T25 Focus - Day 2

Last month I signed up to be a Beachbody Coach. I signed up because I saw a friend having great results with it. I want to live a healthy life and lose this extra weight.The Beachbody community is awesome!  I see friends and family struggling with weight loss daily just as I am. I want to be able to encourage those closest to me to live healthier.

My first challenge with Beachbody is Focus T25! I choose this one mainly because it's 25 minutes a day. With two kids and working full time it has been hard to find time to go to the gym. With this I just wake up a half hour before the kids. My goal is to do it each morning. Morning workouts seem to set a great tone for the day for me. Day 1 was brutal! I had to remind myself that "Nothing worth having comes easy!" I kept up the best I could and followed with the moderator at times. I woke up sore today but excited to start Day 2. Was still really hard but I felt I pushed myself more today. The great thing about Beachbody is accountability. Home workouts never worked for me in the past. I had the "I can stop cause no one is watching" mentality. Now I am part of a challenge group. I know that they are going to hold me accountable. That really helps me get up in the morning and keeps me going through my workout. This workout is 10 weeks long. 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week, 2 workouts on Friday. I can't wait to see the results.

Along wit the T25 comes Shakeology, which I am loving! I use it to replace my breakfast each morning. It gives me energy and helps curb my cravings.  It is filled with protein and nutrients.  Great for me since I don't like vegetables.  My next goal is to really work on following my meal plan. I need to get the healthy meals and plan ahead so I am not eating bad. That is a challenge for me because I don't like most healthy foods.  Trying to open my mind though and give things a shot even if I don;t think I will like it.  Even though my body is sore after these two days, I am feeling great!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Gained 2 lbs

About two weeks ago I started this blog weighing 179 lbs.  Today I weigh 181 lbs. 

I was waiting to write when I saw a big change.  Every morning I weigh myself and just get disappointed.  I realize now I am too focused on the scale.  I know I need to get down to a healthier weight, but I don't need to obsess over the number.  I have made some changes that I am very proud of in the past couple weeks.
  • Completely cut soda out
  • Made healthy lunches everyday
  • I haven't ate fast food more than once a week.  And when I do eat it I am making healthier choices
  • I have worked out on my days off
I am choosing to focus on the positive.  Even though I have gained two pounds I feel better.  Just this last week I started replacing breakfast everyday with Shakeology.  I am proud of the changes I have made but ready to make more so I can get down to a healthier weight.  So starting today here are the changes I plan on making:
  • Work out at least 5 days a week even if it is only 30 minutes.  I start T-25 on Monday.  25 minutes a day - 5 days a week!
  • Stop the late night snacking!  I need to go to bed earlier so I can get up and work out instead of staying up late snacking
  • Plan healthy dinners for every night of the week
  • I will weigh myself Monday before I start T-25 and than hiding my scale until I am done!
  • Keep up with this blog even on days where I may not have made healthy choices
So I have set my goals and I am excited to start!  I am not letting the pounds on the scale get me down.  I wasn't going to blog because I felt like I had no success.  But I do feel better just cutting some of the junk food out of my life.  That is a start!  I also want everyone to realize that they are not alone with this struggle.  Until healthy becomes my lifestyle I will struggle daily to make the best choices.  I am not going to let a bad meal or a day I skip a workout get me down.  Picking myself up and going at it again!