Saturday, February 21, 2009

Gettin' Fine in '09: Week 2

This week has been LONG. But, I have maintained my focus and worked out 5 days this week. I did the Wave 3 times, and did cardio 2 times. My hubby and I decided to join the YMCA. We got signed up on Tuesday night, and worked out Thursday night and this morning (Saturday). I am going to try and stick to my Wave workouts at home, and do cardio (treadmill, elliptical, random cardio machines) at the Y.

So Thursday night, in addition to the cardio, I decided that I would do some leg exercises while I waited for hubby to finish his workout. I chose the leg press machine, and was trying to figure out how much weight I would be able to do. I remembered that when I had worked out with a personal trainer I had been able to lift ALOT of weight. I turned the dial to 175#, it wasn't too difficult, so I turned it to 200#, it was more challenging. Then, my hubby walks up and says he thinks I could do more, so I turned the dial to 220#. BIG mistake! I finished all the reps, but I am paying for it now!!! My hamstrings are so tight that I can barely walk. So, please learn from my story and don't push yourself too hard when you are trying different exercises.

Back to the purpose of this post, Gettin' Fine in '09...

I haven't done so well with keeping track of what I am eating, or why I am eating. But, I have done well with the workouts as I said in the beginning of this post. So without further ado, I lost 2 pounds this week! Yeah! I am hoping that since I am adding cardio to the wave workouts that I will have another loss next week. So how did everyone else do? Good luck to you all next week!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Gettin' Fine in '09: Week 1

Nothing exciting to report this week, my weight hasn't budged a pound! I am still adjusting to my new work schedule. The first of January, I started working Tues/Thurs during the day while the kids go to MDO, and I close on Wednesday nights. So I haven't been getting my workouts in on Tues/Thurs. I will try next week to at least do some form of exercise on those days. I am really enjoying The Wave though, and look forward to the results. I need to work on my diet also, and limit the sweets. My biggest temptations are Mexican food, soft drinks (mostly diet), and any kind of chocolate! Here are some pictures of me from the beginning of October and the beginning of January.

October '08

January '09

I won't be posting my weight, but I will say I am about halfway to my goal. Here are my measurements from November & January.


  • Under Bust- 34"
  • Nat. Waist- 32"
  • Hips- 45"
  • Thigh- 25"


  • Under Bust- 33.5"
  • Nat. Waist- 30.5"
  • Hips- 42.5"
  • Thigh- 24"

Next month, I will be weaning my daughter (she will be turning 1 on March 24th!) off breastfeeding, so I am hoping that will help me lose a few more pounds, too. My doctor said that when you are nursing, your body tends to hold on to a couple of extra pounds. I am really happy with my results so far, and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I honestly never thought I would be back to this weight again, so I am feeling more confident about reaching my goal. Good luck to everyone participating! I look forward to reading about how you all are doing as well.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Gettin' Fine in '09!

I am excited to say a new Fit Friday has begun. It will start next Friday, February 13, and will last for 12 weeks. If anyone is interested in joining us, click on the Gettin' Fine in '09 button on my sidebar.

Good Luck!