Week 3: Weight Loss Journey

Well y’all, I’m in week 3 of my weight loss journey, and while I don’t want to give a “pounds lost” update just yet, I wanted to update on a few other things instead.

Anybody who has ever dieted will tell you: the first week is the hardest. Honestly, it wasn’t that tough because I’ve been there and done that. What is tough is working your ass off to stay on track, never going over your points, always working out, and hitting the scale only to see you haven’t lost a single pound since your last weigh in.

That’s what happened to me on this week’s weigh in. And that’s why I didn’t update. It’s kind of a huge disappointment. I know our weight fluctuates, and that’s the irritating part of dieting for women. I did, however, weigh myself yesterday and things are moving again in the right direction! I will update on Monday at my next weigh in.

I get asked almost daily what I do to work out and it’s simple: I walk or jog 2-3 miles every single day and I have a daily workout app that I use. So far, I have only missed two days of walking and that was only due to rain.

The app I use is 30 Day Ab Challenge. Apple users download here. Android users download here. Don’t worry – it’s free!

Within the app, there are several challenges: it starts with Beginner, then Intermediate, and ends with Advanced. There are two levels to each section, and each has its own 30 day challenge. It sounds confusing but I assure you, the app makes it as easy as possible to follow. There are even videos if you need them that show you how to do the exercises.

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Day 1 starts out fairly simple: 15 situps, 5 crunces, 5 leg raises, and a 10 second plank. On Day 1, you’re thinking, “okay, this is never going to work at this pace.” But yesterday was Day 18 for me and I’m up to 80 situps, 110 crunches, 48 leg raises, and a 70 second plank. It gets hard, y’all. Real hard. But what I can testify to is that it works. My belly is shrinking. I can feel it and I can see it.

As for Weight Watchers, I love the diet so much. They make it super easy, especially with their app. Can y’all tell I’m a tech person? Seriously though, you can scan anything with a barcode and it tells you how many points it is. If you don’t have a barcode, just search for it. They make it easier than ever to lose weight. And the best part is: IT. WORKS.

If any of y’all have any questions, or just need some motivation, please feel free to email me or just leave a comment. My motivation and dedication these days is in high gear and I would love to help anyone reach their weight loss and fitness goals!

Stay tuned for Monday’s update. I’m pretty excited about it!

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