Sunday, December 27, 2009

When I began this fitness journey, I was 5'6, 166.6 pounds with a 3.5 year old and a 5 month old. Now I am (still 5'6) 140 pounds with an almost-6-year-old and a 2-and-a-half-year-old. This has been my place to document my weightloss and fitness and now is mostly dedicated to my maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Being fit is a commitment that I choose to make each day. I hope to inspire others to be healthy.

I have tried various ways to get fit since I began this blog. First I did the Couch-to-5K program but learned quickly that my joints were not amenable to my plans. Around week 4, I started a run/walk and discovered I could hardly walk faster than a normal walking pace. I was devastated and thought all hope was lost.

For Valentine's Day in 2010, my wonderful husband got me an elliptical trainer. I worked out with it sporadically until April and then consistently throughout April. The scale did not budge that month and at the end of the month, someone on introduced me to Jillian Michaels' workouts.

It all began with the 30 Day Shred (Which I did do exactly 30 workouts with the DVD). In the 30 workouts, I only lost 5 pounds but I could see results. I took before and after pictures and was shocked by how much my body changed just by incorporating some weights into the routine. I was not able to do some of her cardio exercises so I would jump on the elliptical during the ones I could not do (like jumping jacks--which KILLED my joints).

I then moved on to No More Trouble Zones and Both helped me finish losing the baby weight and I have stayed between 141-146 pounds since August.

I had a goal in 2010 to workout 100 times. I could have done it but got burnt out after I reached my goal and only worked out sporadically from August-January.

In 2011, I almost didn't reach my goal of 100 workouts but I managed to get the last 30 workouts in during November and December.

Now it's 2012 and naturally, I have a goal.  This year it's 200 workouts and significantly improved flexibility. Stay tuned to see if I accomplish my goals.

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