Saturday, March 12

Getting in Gear!

It may not seem like it for many people, but spring/summer is fast approaching. As I look outside my kitchen window at my snow-covered vehicle, all I can think of is how flabby I'm going to look in a bathing suit this summer. Time to get my butt in gear!

Starting 2 days ago, I made the commitment to start a workout regime again. Last year, I had lost 20 lbs with diet and exercise. Mind you after having my daughter not even a year before that I had put on more weight after having her. It was all the breastfeeding and sitting on my hiney eating snacks and being immobile.

Jumping back into the saddle is never easy, so far this year I've tried twice. Working out maybe a week steady and then completely abandoning all things fitness. But, I figured if I have someone or something to report back to then I'll be more likely to succeed.

So, here's the dillio.  Every Thursday I'm going to weigh in, and blog about my week thusfar.  That way I'll have incentive to stay on track with my workouts. This week I've completed two 30 minute sessions on my elliptical and burned 500 calories each time. I plan on having one or two days with no cardio and work on just weight training. That way I'll have a rest from the elliptical which I can get so sick of.

As of Thursday, March 10th I weighed in at 160 lbs on the button

I'm hoping to lose 5-10 lbs max, just enough so my butt doesn't jiggle so much when I walk...LOL


 

Here's 2 of the swimsuits I've had my eye on, I'm 6'1 and have a long torso so I've also wanted to be able to wear a one-piece (especially after 2 pregnancies and those magical little things called stretch marks). These 2 are available in 'long torso' so I'm hoping that they will fit me.

The first comes from http://store.delias.com/
The second one is from http://athleta.gap.com/

Well, here's to summer!! Talk soon :)

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the follow! I followed back :)

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  2. Good luck on your goal! Can't wait to see when you reach it. Thanks for following Mommy Time Out

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  3. Sounds like we are on the same track. I lost 40 lbs since last year but have gained back about 7. so now I have about 37 more I want to lose. I've been on and off since January and part of my problem is spending so much time blogging I've neglected the fitness. When I'm working out I eat better by nature. I use to do a Tone It Up Tuesday segment once a week that was along these lines and I plan on starting it back up but I have to get on track first. So hopefully in a week or so I will be able to post mine as well.

    I also have a swimsuit giveaway coming out soon that I'm hoping to take a photo of myself so that should be incentive enough LOL.

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  4. Good luck with your weight loss goals! I agree that reporting to the online world does always make it much easier to stay accountable!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow, at 6'1", your 160 doesn't sound large at all. I'm 6'0" and in a very ill part of my life, I weighed 150. My niece thought I was going to drop dead at any moment because I looked so skinny!

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  6. Hi!! Following bavk!! Good luck on the workout, I never can seem to stick with one.

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  7. What cute swimming suits! I am rooting for you in your weight loss journey!

    Stopping by to return the follow. Thanks!

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  8. Hiya! Newest follower from the Mingle Monday Hop-- please stop by and say hello! Would love if ya followed back!

    ♥cyn♥
    http://cyn-thenutshell.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi! Thanks for the follow. I'm here to follow you back. :D

    In our part of the world, summer is fast approaching so I'm apprehensive about how I'm going to look in a bathing suit too. I just gave birth two weeks ago. Here's hoping I lose the flabs fast enough. :D

    Roller Coaster Ride

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  10. Hi! I'm a new follower on GFC.
    Have a nice day!

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  11. Good for you! You are almost at your goal! I really love that red checked bathing suit - so cute!!

    I'm a new follower from the Mingle Monday blog hop ~ I hope you'll come by and follow me back!

    Have a fabulous week!

    aimee @
    justkiddingaroundatlanta

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  12. You CAN do it!! I am over a foot shorter than you haha! I have 2 kids as well, it just gets harder year, after year to loose the weight doesn't it? Good luck, you're almost there! Thank you for following me, I am now following you as well! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    -Marci

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  13. Hi I'm a new follower too! Just stop by to be nosey! Good Luck!

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