Friday, March 18, 2011

See for yourself what a difference 10 pounds makes. Plus, thoughts on Day 5 of 30 day shred.

I was looking through some pictures last night, and WOW. I can definitely see the change in myself now. Can you?

This was me in October or November of 2010.

In this first picture I am even wearing spanx... I had to wear them every day just to be able to get my pants on. It still wasn't doing me a whole lot of favors:

I remember how I felt that day, how uncomfortable I was in my own skin ALL THE TIME then. This is not the body I wanted to live in.

These were taken around the same time. I thought the slightly flowy top was masking my problem - I was wrong:

I had no waist whatsoever. And be sure to note how round my face was, too. Do you see a difference from those pictures to these?

Another pound and a half bites the dust. Thanks, Weight Watchers!

And Glory Hallelujah my face is slimming down, too. This picture was taken just last night.
Julio got birthday cake ice cream for his bday today. Happy 4th!

I am so proud of myself. I still have some work to do, but being able to look at these pictures all together and SEEING the changes is motivating me even more. Hopefully you can see them, too, and I'm not just being delusional.

In other news, yesterday was day 5 for me of the 30 day shred. There are some parts that still put a hurtin' on me, but overall I can feel myself getting stronger and having more endurance. At some points I yell at Jillian to stop talking so we can just get on to the next move. I'm not doing this just to hear you talk at me, Jillian, I want to move! At other points, like when I have to do these side lunge barbell raises and I'm on the 25th one or so, I have to tell her through gasping breaths that she is an evil, evil scorpion woman. But overall, I am loving it so far... in 5 days my waist has went from 28.75" to 27.5". That's no one time measuring fluke either. I measured it on Day 4 and also again this morning (which will be day six) and both times it showed me an inch and a quarter lost!

Double workouts this weekend - hitting the gym and also doing the shred at home.

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Its crazy what 10 lbs can do huh? You are looking great ma'am :) Keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you so much! I just want to cry tears of joy, I feel like I am actually GETTING somewhere with all of this. You keep up your good work, too!

  3. you look amazing, congrats!!!!!!!

  4. That's it. You're gonna be my postpartum trainer. Get ready!

  5. O. - Thanks!

    Daeon - here's what you do: buy a few WW cookbooks, a gazelle, a Jillian Michaels DVD and just do it!

    That'll be $500. You're welcome.