Sunday, January 30, 2011

How Do You Know If It's Right?

   I don't have a membership to a gym, I can't see a personal trainer. I simply can't afford it.  What I have are some old workout videos, the internet, and some 2 pound hand weights. Not much, but I know it is possible to lose weight and get fit using those. However when I see so many other people using fancy new gadgets it makes me a little jealous. I get it in my mind that those things are going to make it easier for them to lose. Maybe it will, maybe it won't,  but since I don't have them I'll have to just suck it up and go with what I do have. 
   Now to the reason I actually sat down to write this post:
     If you are like me and doing this on your own how do you know that you are doing the exercises right? 
Take this one for example: The Plank 
   How do I know that am doing it right? How can I be sure that what I am feeling is actually because it is using muscles I haven't used in years and not because I'm doing it wrong? 

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thank You's and Before & During Pics

   I want to start off saying thank you to everyone that came to my blog. Those that left messages, followed me, and even those that didn't do either of those. It is nice to know that people at least looked at it. :) 

   Now, on to the pictures. I don't have any after pictures since I haven't reached my goal yet. So right now I have before and during pictures. 

   I have looked through my pics and hate all of them, especially the ones from a year ago. I was tempted to not post any but then thought that isn't fair. It isn't fair to the people that come here looking for someone they can relate to. It isn't fair if I hold back something simply because I don't like the way I look in it. 

   While going through the pictures I couldn't believe how big I had gotten. Don't get me wrong, I knew I was fat. It was impossible to not know, I just didn't realize it was as bad as it was. is a before pic, taken Christmas 2009. Not sure my exact weight but it was close to 250. 
   This would be sometime mid July 2010, right after I started dating my boyfriend. I'm not sure about my exact weight. I'm going to guys somewhere between 200-215 but am not positive.  Sorry my eyes were closed in the last pic..that seemed to be the theme that day. lol! 

   These are some of the more recent pictures I have, from a month or two. I was between 190 and 196 in these. New pictures wouldn't be much different since I'm only down to 188 right now. I kind of stalled over Christmas and this month.  

Friday, January 28, 2011

   First I'd like to thank anyone that has ventured over this way to read my blog. As you can see I'm just starting out. I'm hoping that it will help me be more accountable. I have kind of lost motivation and am trying to get it back. 
   January of last year I weighed a little over 250 pounds. I'm 5'2" so that is quite a bit. When I weighed about a week ago I was 188. Right now my goal is 160, and when I reach there I will see if I feel it needs to be lower. I know according to charts I should be between 115 and 130 pounds. I don't see that ever happening. I wasn't that small when I was a freshman in high school and played soccer. 
   Over the next few days I will fill in my profile and add some before pictures. Hope you will come back. :)