Life as a Mom

20 Pounds Lost! #21dayfix #30dayshred #workingout #workouts #cleaneatting

Well, it’s official, I’ve finally, after months of hard work, have reached the 20 pound weight loss mark! Before you ask where are the pictures, no, I’m not posting any. Sorry, but I’m not one of those who love to post before and after selfies. Perhaps when I’m at my goal weight I might post one, but even then, I don’t know yet.

I started this journey on November 7th, and I probably should have hit this mark weeks ago, but having to go through Thanksgiving and Christmas during this time slowed my progress.

Not that I’m complaining. I’m still proud of my efforts and because of my age, I’ve already come to the realization that this is the rest of my life. I will always have to workout and watch what I eat. Sure, I won’t have to kick my butt and push myself as hard as I have been, but I will always have to keep bettering myself until comes the time when age takes over and I can’t.

And that’s okay.

When I first started I was doing the 21 day fix workouts and meal plan and then every other week I’d switched to the 30 Day Shred. It really worked, but after about the second or third month, I started getting bored and I knew I needed a change.

Luckily, we have had a mild and warm winter, so I decided I would start walking/jogging around my property. I started with a mile and worked my way up. Switching to this was the best decision as I’ve found a new love for jogging and it really melted away at the post-children bulge.

I still have at least another 10-15 pounds to go and then of course, I need to keep it off, but suffice it to say, I’m pretty happy with my 20 pound mark!

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11 thoughts on “20 Pounds Lost! #21dayfix #30dayshred #workingout #workouts #cleaneatting

  1. 20 pounds since November 17th is awesome! I started in August and just reached this goal as well 🙂 I still have another 12 kilograms – so more than 25 pounds to go. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you! I got on the scale this morning and I’m at 23 pounds lost. I have another 12 to go for my ultimate goal weight. But at my age, this isn’t the end game type of thing. I’m going to have to watch what I eat and workout everyday for the rest of my life.

  2. Congratulations!!!! Watching what you eat and exercise is tough…but very rewarding!
    My kids are gonna make your applesauce bread today…it sounds very yummy. I’ll need to run today if I eat too much of it:)
    Keep up the effort and treat yourself once in a while. You go Girl!!!!

    1. Yes, it’s very tough. I can’t say that I’ve been good all the time, too. I’ve had bad days. Heck, I’ve had bad weeks. I have to allow myself stuff from time to time, otherwise I go into rebellion mode and explode. Lol. I hope they enjoy the bread!

  3. Congratulations, Angela. I’m proud and jealous all at once. Not jealous of your weight loss, but jealous of your drive to work hard to do it. I just don’t have that these days. I’m struggling with pain issues (structural), so working out exasperates it. Still, I could do the diet thing, I just don’t have your drive.

    Great job. Keep up the good work.

    1. The diet is actually the hardest part for me. I love food (like I have a serious food addiction) and I’m an emotional eater. I have good days and bad days. Which is why it’s taken me so long to lose what I have. I’ve probably gained back at least 10 pounds and had to lose it all over again in the last 5 months. Right now, I’m looking at a box of donuts and wishing I could eat them all. Lol

      1. I’m exactly the same. Love food and an emotional eater. Sigh. When I went on a diet a few years ago, it took me 5 months to lose 20 pounds. I was miserable. Always crabby because I couldn’t eat what I wanted. Good for you for sticking to it.

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