Thursday, April 19, 2012


Well I am two days into my so-called "week off" and I am learning so much. Taking a week off is not going crazy eating as much food whenever I want. I am staying within my maintenance calorie level. I'm not watching the carbs, fats, or proteins like normal and I am definitely not eating clean. Today is the third day of this and honestly I feel like shit. I am not mentally upset like I thought I would be. I physically feel yucky. I am worn out right now at 11 am. I got plenty of sleep too! yesterday for lunch I had pizza (my ultimate favorite food) for the first time in 90 days. I was so full that the thought of eating anything for the rest of the day repulsed me. I know that not eating is bad for my metabolism but I felt like if I ate anything I would puke. I even woke up this morning still feeling full, which was then met with sharp pangs of hunger and starvation. There seems to be no equilibrium with this lifestyle of not eating small, clean, and healthy meals often throughout the day. My life feels very disorganized now that I have this freedom of eating whenever. I'd even go as far as saying that it is causing me a bit of anxiety. I can't believe that food and drink has that much effect on my daily life. I was going to go a full seven days like this, but I honestly don't know if I can keep this up for that long. It's weird to know that i allowed the life I was living before cause so much negativity in my life! I am using this as a lesson to me and everyone I know, While the starting part may be tough, the overall rewards, not just the cuter/smaller clothes, but the mental and physical benefits that you don't relate to weight loss are greater than anything I could have ever imagined. That is how I know that THIS is truly a lifestyle change, not a diet.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 84 :]

Today is not as good of a day as I thought it would be.  Today is day 84 of the first challenge.  First I woke up two hours before I was supposed to tossing and turning.  I turned on some music and tried to go back to sleep only to be bombarded with bad dreams.  I dreamt that I weighed in and I didn't lose any weight this week.  I also dreamt that i was late to work.  It just plain ole sucked!  When I finally got out of bed I went and weighed in at barely losing 1.5 lbs...  That is not the number I wanted to see.  So right off the bat I was disappointed.  My start of work wasn't so great either, I was still bummed from the mornings events.  After talking to my coworkers I started feeling a lot better and now I am feeling good.  I have decided to take this week off from being so restrictive and have some of the foods I have been craving.  This does not mean I will be going crazy eating whatever I want whenever I want.  I have to remember that I am in control of the foods I eat.    Anyway!!  My first contest is officially over!

Here are my results:

Starting weight 1/24/12: 193
Ending weight 4/17/12: 165.5
Total lost in last 84 days:  27.5 lbs
Total weight loss in my journey: 34.5lbs

In the challenge alone I have lost 17.75 Inches total around my body.  For full history on my inches lost you can look at my stats here.

Here are my Before and After pictures:

Left is Day 1/ Right is Day 84

Left is Day 1/ Right is Day 84

Monday, April 16, 2012


Well I am just hours away from finishing my first challenge! We took my measurements and I will be weighing in and taking pics tomorrow morning! Here is a picture of the ring my boyfriend gave me for our first year anniversary. It fit snug on my ring finger and now it doesn't fit on ANY of my fingers! I never knew I could lose weight from my fingers! It is just a reminder that everything is affected when you lose weight!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

So proud!

I am so proud of myself for finishing the race!!! My unofficial time is 1:13 and some seconds! I am so proud of the amount I actually ran! I was hoping to make it in by 1:15 and I beat that for sure!!! I will say that I got really sick after, my stomach cramped up and I am not sure why. I am feeling mich better now! I am very happy with the experience but that distance might be the farthest I can go. Towards the end I was really dreading finishing. I was tired and I just wanted to walk. I realized that it was ALL mental. I had to stop over thinking what was actually happening. When I was running, I would tell myself that I needed to rest so i could power through later. I stopped and examined what was tired on my body. My legs didn't hurt, my arms sure didn't hurt and I had my breathing under control. Every time I wanted to stop jogging I would go through my mental checklist. If anything was tired I would walk but if not I kept going. I was psyching myself out mentally, and in the past this has really messed me up, not just in running but in all aspects of life. Remember when you think you can't do something go through the metal checklist of all the bad things that you think are happening. I have surprised myself on how much I can actually accomplish when I stop over thinking things.

On another note I have 1 day left on the $100k body transformation contest! I can't believe how within reach it is!!! Woo!!

Here are some pics from the race. I think I need some smaller shirts!!!!


We are driving on our way to my first 10k!!! I am extremely nervous seeing as how I have never ever done this distance not even in training. I also didn't get much sleep. We went to a friends birthday party and we got home early however I soon discovered I left my purse with my timing chip there so we had to go back. :( its ok I am still awake and so pumped to achieve a personal goal! More to come later today with my results!!! This is me ore race!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I can't believe my first contest ends on Tuesday!!!!!! This is the first time I have been this close to accomplishing a long term goal! I am so proud of myself. I know that I will most likely not win this contest because I still have body fat to lose. However I feel like I have won. So far I have lost 26 pounds in the first eleven weeks. I have learned so much and I can't wai to keep going!!!! This is me Easter Sunday in a dress I got about a year ago from an amazing boutique in Westlake called Twyla K! It didn't fit me then but I loved it so much. I wore it and it was comfy and even fit a bit loose!!! YAY!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

14 Days

Wow.  I am only 14 days away from finishing my first body transformation contest.  I cannot believe how fast it has gone by.  12 weeks or 84 days sounds so scary and far away.  When I made the decision I wasn't sure i even had faith in myself to finish and make it all the way through.  No look at me, with 14 days left I have decided to enter 2 more contests and am on my way to making my fitness dreams a reality.  I cannot believe it.

My totals are as of last week are as follows;
28.5 lbs lost total (hoping to hit 30 tomorrow at weigh in!)
21.5 lbs lost during the first 70 days of the challenge!

Last Friday I had to take before pictures for's live shredded $10k body transformation contest. When I compared them with my beginning pictures taken on 1/24/2012 I was really excited, I can really see my results!!!  See for your self!

Left picture taken on:1/24/2012
Right Picture taken on:3/30/12

This has motivated me so keep pushing through and make my dreams come true!

I have entered the iSatori Iron Warrior 90-day Challenge end date: 6/17/12
I also entered the Live Shredded Contest end date: 6/22/12

I also signed up for 10k in 2 weeks!!! I must be crazy!!!

My 21st birthday is 6/30/12 and I CANNOT wait to sit poolside in Vegas beaming with confidence and pride in the work and effort I put into my body!