Current Weight Loss Journey 2022

Hi Guys!

A few years ago i shared my struggle with losing weight, and i summed it all up in this blog post HERE. Since that blog post i have; had a baby, breastfed that baby, got the virus, holidays, got pregnant again, and miscarried that baby.

Let’s just say losing weight has not been a priority for almost 2 years now. I still have some baby weight to lose from baby #6 and I’ve recently been gaining weight due to the depression of the miscarriage.

It’s time to get serious again about my health and weight loss.

So today i thought i would share how i’m planning on accomplishing my weight loss goals, just in case someone else out there needs some ideas.

Some of these things might be a repeat of things i have done in the past that have worked and some are new.

Here is what i’m doing this time around to lose weight.

Bikini Body Mommy Challenge 10 – I’m currently on day 18 of this 90 day challenge. If you have never heard of this before, it is a free exercise program that is on YouTube. The creator of it, Brianna, is a regular mom and that is one of the things i love about it. It’s not some super skinny fitness guru who makes you feel bad that you can’t keep up with them and that you don’t look like them. She offers extra stuff (like a meal plan and extra exercises) that you have to pay for, but i just use the free YouTube videos.

Fasting – I’m doing the 16:8 intermittent fast. It has worked well for me before. I am normally not hungry in the morning until 10ish and i normally don’t eat after dinner anyways, so this one is kind of easy for me.

Drinking a gallon of water every day – This one is harder for me, i do drink a lot of water every day, but it’s hard to reach that gallon goal. How i’m trying my best to reach that goal, is to add in some flavor (lemon, mint, etc.). It helps me drink more when it has flavor.

15,000+ steps every day – If you know me at all, then you know i like to get my steps. Moving and getting my steps comes pretty easy to me.

Meal prep – I just purchased this book and I also have these meal prep containers. I feel like this will help me a lot, because this is an area where i struggle. If i have to come up with a meal when i am really hungry, i will just settle for whatever is fastest and that usually is not the healthiest food.

Weigh-in weekly – Monday’s are going to be my weigh-in days. I used to weigh myself daily, but i think mentally that does more harm than good to me, so i’m switching it up this time around.

Small goals & rewards – I’ve shared before how i would pay myself to workout. That’s right. Every time i got on the treadmill i would put $5 into an envelope and once i reached my weight loss goal i took that money and bought some new clothes. This time around i am doing something different. For every 5 pounds i lose, i am going to reward myself with something. I’m not sure what the something is, probably a new book or a special coffee, something small like that.

If you are also trying to lose weight, i would love to hear what you are doing.

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February Challenge {Diet & Exercise}

I was doing really well during my weight loss series week. I was doing 25,000 – 30,000 steps every single day that week! Then the next week i did really poorly with my diet and exercise. So, I’ve decided to really push myself this February.

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Here’s the diet portion of my February Challenge

        NO:

  • Candy
  • Cakes
  • Chips
  • White Bread
  • Fast Food
  • Chocolate
  • Ice Cream
  • Coffee

Those diet restrictions are what i stuck to last April when i lost a lot of weight, except the coffee part, that’s something new i’m challenging myself on.

And here’s the exercise portion of my February Challenge

Squats:

Day 1 – 10

Day 2 – 15

Day 3 – 20

Day 4 – 25

Day 5 – 30

Day 6 – Rest

Day 7 – 30

Day 8 – 35

Day 9 – 40

Day 10 – 45

Day 11 – 50

Day 12 – Rest

Day 13 – 50

Day 14 – 55

Day 15 – 60

Day 16 – 65

Day 17 – 70

Day 18 – Rest

Day 19 – 70

Day 20 – 75

Day 21 – 80

Day 22 – 85

Day 23 – 90

Day 24 – Rest

Day 25 – 90

Day 26 – 95

Day 27 – 100

Day 28 – 105

Squats are such a good and effective exercise.

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I created it into a PDF for you to print out and hang it on your fridge or wherever you will look at it on a regular basis.

You can download it for free HERE

I hope you’ll join me for this challenge. If you decide to join, let me know. I’d love for us to be able to encourage one another.

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