Last Day of #JanYOUary with Before/After Pics

It’s a beautiful, rainy morning here in Lubbock, Texas, today.  I should be grabbing my running shoes and my road companion to go out for a jog in it!  The only problem with that is, my running companion gets ear infections when he gets water in his ears.  😦

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Jan 30, 2015

I went to the gym last night after my boyfriend brought me home some pad Thai for dinner… mmm, a big yummy bowl of carbs!  The thought was nice, but I don’t think he gets my goal and how I’m getting there.  So, like the polite Southern girl that I am, I ate enough of that pad Thai to get by with, and hauled my butt-in-progress to the gym!

And at the gym, I worked my butt off!  I ran 2 miles straight (5mph) on the treadmill to start with.  Then I went over to do some squats and lunges with a weight ball (the ones with handles on the side) with a few other Pilates type leg exercises.  It turned into a 2nd leg day, basically, which is good since the leg muscles are the biggest muscles in your body and burn the most calories, right?  I also did a bunch of abs, mostly lower abs.  I worked the heck out of my abs!!

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Aside from the pad Thai for dinner, I did fairly good yesterday on food, too.  I had this Western style omelet for breakfast, with a side of fruit instead of hash browns.  I didn’t end up eating the whole wheat toast.  Or the weird blueberry cream stuff that came on top of my fruit. I drank coffee with no-calorie sweetener and some cream.

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For lunch I made a quick run to Subway and got a flat bread sandwich, and didn’t eat the baked Lays potato chips that came with it.  Still drinking lots of water!

Today… is the last day of the #JanYOUary workout calendar and yesterday was the last of #30DayFlatAbs.  That means we’ll be getting a brand new calendar, #FABruary, sometime today!  We are also getting a new 30 day calendar to tone up the booty – the #30DayButtLift Challenge!  Oh my gosh, I’m so excited about this!

So today is the last Fat Burn Focus workout.  Cardio, cardio, cardio.  I usually just do my own cardio instead of the cardio videos, so I’ll probably do the same and head to the gym again today.

Before and After

before-after 1-31-15So here’s my next Before/After for this year!  It looks like #JanYOUary and #30DayFlatAbs was overall a pretty good success for me!  (Just ignore the fact that I just got out of bed and haven’t showered yet today.  I know, I look a little rough!)

before-after 1-31-15 sideI can see a lot of difference in my stomach, which is my biggest area in need of progress.

The scale?  Well, I actually gained weight since my last Before/After photo on 1/9/15, but my body fat percentage has gone down, and obviously you can see some toning up going on.  The scale is not always the best indicator of progress!!!

Today’s weight: 151.4 lbs

Body Fat Percentage: 32.5 %

One More Thing – Before/After

July 6 ~ July 20

July 6 ~ July 20

 

I forgot to add this in today’s earlier post!  How can I forget a Before/After post?

(See the first Before/After shot here.)

Today I am down to 151.2 lbs – that’s 10 lbs down from where I started on May 10.  I’m nearly down to a size 8 – my size 10 pants are getting quite loose on me these days!

IMG_20140714_171200Especially in the legs, as you can see in this next photo.  These pants were skin-tight on my thighs, butt, and waist just last month!  I’m finally getting to a point where I can actually see how much my body is changing when I look at myself in the mirror now.  I can also see a difference in my arms, where my tricep area has really been shaping up as well… although that area definitely still has a long way to go.

I am just really happy with the results I keep seeing consistently as I stick with these Blogilates calendar workouts.  They are fun, positive, and upbeat, which has really helped me want to keep coming back to it day after day.  It’s a new workout every single day, so my workout routine is constantly changing, which means my body doesn’t get a chance to get used to it.

If anyone out there hasn’t given Pilates a chance or maybe you tried it a long time ago and didn’t really care for it, I definitely recommend giving Blogilates a try.  I say give the Workout Calendar or even the Beginner’s Calendar ONE WEEK and see what you think.  Even you guys out there who want to tone things up a little bit.