|That's me in middle, my sister on the left of the picture and my friend Missy on the right. :)|
Good Sunday afternoon. I haven't done much today but recover from my mom's night out last night. Fun late night out with the girls. Glad Jason and his friend were able to come take everyone home (including my van). :)
I'm still working towards finding my inner skinny girl. The Easter candy is gone out of sight and I haven't had any in a while. I'm still plugging in everything I eat and watching what I eat but eating what I want to eat.... if that makes sense.
Poor Rylan has been sick all week with some chest crud. He's on an inhaler and antibiotic and seems to finally not sound so wheezy. On Friday, the plan was for me to go get him from my father-in-laws house and take him to daycare during my planning time, if he was feeling better. I had hoped that plan would work out and he would feel better. :/ But when I went to get him he just cried and looked pitiful and sounded aweful, so I called my principal and told her and she found someone to cover my class. Thank goodness for a wonderful family at school! :)
So... I had planned to go back up to school, get Conner, and come home. But, I felt really bad for a friend who has been doing fantastic at working out every day she can after school. Well on Friday they had to cancel out insanity workout because it was raining outside and there is an after school program that walks the track outside. She came to my room to see if I had planned to stay and I told her about Rylan being sick. When I got home and dealt with Rylan I started having a pep talk with my lazy skinny girl inside and she and I agreed that we needed to workout. So I texted my friend and told her that we could do Zumba in my room after school. :) I put on my workout clothes and went up to school with Rylan! :) We did the "Basics," learning the moves of Zumba and at first we thought we weren't going to get a good workout doing that but then the sweat came and we were feeling the pain and it was GREAT! I love walking out into the cold air after being all hot and sweaty.
So all that to say... I LOVE working out. Sometimes it takes a pep talk to get me in my clothes and into the workout mode but man I love how I feel after it's over.
I'm down to 187.5. Looking at my fitness pal, this time last year I weighed 213.5. And at my highest weight I was 218.
Highest weight to now is: 30.5 pounds down
This time last year to this year is: 26 pounds down
And my 3rd round (or so) of losing weight from 200 to now is: 12.5 pounds down
I haven't done my measurements yet but once I get back down to where I ended before I got pregnant, I'll start back at measuring and compare that to what it was last time. (and I can't find my dang measuring tape... Conner probably took it... so I'll have to get another one).
Jason has mentioned to me that my chest looks smaller... my bra is also telling me I'm smaller because the darn thing is too big and I was able to put on a bra I couldn't wear previously because I would pop out on top! HA!
I can't wear my size 18 pants anymore... or if I do, they basically fall down before the days over.
I put on 2 pants that a friend gave me (her fat pants when she had lost weight) and they now fit me again. Size 14!
So, that's 2 pant sizes down so far and only 12.5 pounds gone really.
So does weight matter, not so much right now. It seems that everything isn't as full and bloated and kinda like a deflated baloon. I think maybe, I'm just starting to tighten up again.
OH and we did the insanity fit test last week. We had done it about a month ago (first day of insanity) and wrote down everything we could do. So, here are my results from the first fit test to the 2nd fit test:
Fit test 1/2 (first number is the first fit test in March, second number is the most recent fit test on April 22)
Switch Kicks: 80/89 9 more
Squat Sacks: 15/30 15 more (twice as many!)
Power Knees: 40/77 37 more (WOW!)
Power Jumps: 0/13 13 more
Globe jumps: 4/4.5 .5 more (HA!)
Suicide Jumps: 5/6 1 more
Push up Jacks: 2/0 (I think I pushed myself too hard and couldn't breathe by this time)
Plank Obliques: 20/30 10 more
So, it's fun to see my fitness level is improving. I can tell I have more energy and don't make excuses like, "hey Conner can you go get me the remote right there on the other couch." Instead, I just get my lazy ass up and get the darn thing.
It's funny how I think in "calories" now. Like, last night when we went out, we went dancing and I did more jumping and bouncing around because I figured I would burn more calories that way. HA!
And, whenever Jason asks me to go get something or do something I think about how many extra calories I'd burn doing that. :P
So, I'm on my way to finding that skinny girl. She speaks strongly to me now and the fat girl inside gets her say less and less. This morning though I ate close to 1000 calories for breakfast because I was so hungry and tired and couldn't get her to shut up!
But it's a life change, not a diet, so I can eat what I want and not kick myself up over it and get right back into the groove of things.
I'm gonna put on my spandex and head over to my father-in-laws house in a little bit to workout on his recumbent bike, ab lounge, and elliptical. :)
May the odds be ever in your favor and it's never to late to become the person you might have been so get moving!
Until we meet again...