Thursday, November 14, 2013

The struggle isn't as hard as it used to be

I am 2.5 months into my Chalean Extreme workout plan where I have (mostly) faithfully been working out...minus doesn't count in my professional opinion. I've made some progress on the weight loss front, but more importantly I don't dread working out. I am actually finally getting to where I look forward to my workout, even when its at 5 am and that is a great feeling folks!

In the beginning I stuck to Chalean Extreme workout videos and old folks volleyball. Now, I'm starting to add in a few other things to keep it interesting and hopefully really kick the weight loss into Spin class!

In addition to the workouts, I've been a faithful My Fitness Pal-er, logging in 73 consecutive days! YAY me! I can't believe how often I am still shocked by the number of calories there are in certain foods. Foods that I didn't give two thoughts about putting in my mouth before. Before you think I've gone health nut on you....I still have cravings everyday for junk food. There are days where I'd give ANYTHING to have a candy bar, a coke, a Taco Bell. Be my fitness pal!

So am I there? no! Am I almost there? no! BUT I'm closer than I was yesterday and I feel better than I did yesterday and my clothes fit better than they did yesterday.

What do you do to burn calories? Do you keep track of what you eat?


  1. You are rocking it, Jen! I wish that you lived here to get me motivated. I have zero excuses for not being on top of this stuff, but I've just not had the motivation lately. At all. I don't know what my problem is!

  2. YAY for you!!!! I wouldn't discount the yoga...I'm a huge believer in yoga. Try taking a beginner's class if you can. We had a little studio here in our small town, but the instructor moved away :( If you're doing it right, it's gonna be harder than you think, and you'll be a lot more sore than you think! Since being towards the later stage of my pregnancy, I've been doing more stretching and yoga. Helps with my back pain and staying a little bit limber-which will hopefully help during birth. Who knows.

    Once baby comes, I'm hoping to jump back into my fitness pal. I lost 40 lbs just by counting calories and exercising a little bit! I'll definitely add you on there once I get going! Since I haven't gained much baby weight, I'm hoping to lose more and weigh less than what I started at with baby. Fingers crossed!