I’m not much of a writer, and I don’t know much about blogs. However, I’m starting an intense fitness journey and have pretty weird and big goals. So I would like to share this. Whether its just for me or if someone stumbles across and finds this inspiring or interesting, I think it’ll be fun!
I currently am following a high volume program, moderate weight intensity. Since having a baby my body has not felt like mine in quite some time. I would like to lose 40lbs at least, turning it into lean muscle would be better. I am counting my micros, rather loosely in the way that I am aiming for a general percent of 30%C40%P30%F. Though I’ve been eating more protein low fat meals. My calorie deficit is set at 1200 calories. I’m not really sure if this is best or not but it’s what’s happening. I even bought a food scale to make sure I’m tracking accurately!! My boyfriend and I have also been running some mornings, as long as snow hasn’t iced the sidewalks. So roughly 2-3 times a week we run a mile or so. Then 5 days a week I’m in the gym ( or try to be).
I would like more friends within the fitness community, no one I know personally is really big about it, or they hardly practice at all. I would love for them to join me in this journey. Maybe my results can inspire some, maybe I’ll meet more likeminded people.
Todays check in! I bought some new jeans, and here are the pictures! I weighed in at 244.8, so I am down 6.4 pounds so far. I will check back in once I am down a bit more in the same outfit :)
Happy Saturday, everyone! I haven’t done a grocery haul before so I thought I’d do one tonight.
I went to Walmart because it’s cheap and open later than the other grocery stores near my house. This is what $45 can get you at Walmart.
I got 3 Lean Cuisine frozen meals. All of them are around 320-370 calories and the sticky ginger chicken is my absolute favorite. They’re great after a long day at work when you’re too tired to cook.
I was also craving lasagna so I got Michael Angelo’s frozen lasagna. Each of that brand’s single serve italian dishes are under 450 calories.
I’m trying out a new recipe this week: honey garlic balsamic mushrooms and green beans. I will post the full recipe when I cook it tomorrow night!
I got some frozen sweet potatoes to throw in the air fryer and then toss with some cinnamon.
Also Some eggs for breakfast. I usually like them hard boiled, but I’m going to try doing the fold over scramble style this week.
I’m trying out the Quest pizza for the first time! Half of the pizza is 330 calories and 27g of protein omg. I will do a review when I eat it!
My (not so guilty) pleasure is waffles. 2 of the buttermilk waffles are 140 calories and I have that with some fat free reduced sugar syrup for breakfast when I want to treat myself or am craving something sweet but don’t want to go to the grocery store to buy sweets.
I got baby carrots, dill pickles, and sugar free jello for snacks.
Some Bang to help me through the work week.
I saw this greek yogurt strawberry protein bar from Clio for $1 so I’m also trying it out.
All of these foods are delicious, but still fit into my 1400 calorie goal every day and have helped me lose 50+ pounds in 5 months.
Going with the roommate to a park for a walk tomorrow and then hitting up Aldi for some fruits and chicken thighs. Do you guys have any favorite low calorie meals to recommend?
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I’m in a rut. I gain weight instead of losing it. I’m working out 50mins 5-6X a week. I try to eat healthy but eat bad here and there. Idk what is wrong I mean I guess it’s the eating bad here and there? I’m curious to know how you guys eat to lose weight? Any tips would be great💕
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I wore an outfit today that I was ashamed to wear weeks ago. The best part? I weigh more now than the last time I tried to wear it.
It’s a mustard yellow sweater dress that somehow fits just right but is also too tight. It hugs to every bulge on my back. I tried layering bras to smooth things out but to no avail.
The last time I put the dress on was around Christmas. We we’re staying with my husband’s parents and, for whatever fucking reason, I stress myself out about them thinking I’m good enough for their son even though I’m probably the best out of all the boys’ wives and girlfriends (I’m officially the only wife anyway.) But we have no kids so I’m worthless for that. (that’s me projecting, not something they said or even a little bit true—we are not against adopting at all—nor do we care what our parents think about our childlessness).
Anyway, I changed out of the dress because I felt like my back looked unflattering.
But not today!
I put the dress on. I went out of the house. I walked tall. I felt good. Back bulges and all. So yeah, I’m a bad bitch.
Monday w/ two dumbbells:
~ weight is both dumbbells added up
single leg deadlift x12 x4 20lb+5each set
sumo deadlift x12 x4 60lb for 2/70lb for 3
deadlift 12x4 70lb
step up x12 each leg x3 40lb for 2 / 50lb for 1
walking lunges x12 x3 50lb
bulgarian squats 12x3 50lb+10each set
with squat rack:
curtsy lunge 3x10 50lbs / 60lbs / 70lbs
hip thrusts 3x15 50lbs / 60lbs / 70lbs
sissy squats 3x10 50lbs / 60lbs / 70lb
abductor 3x10 70lbs / 80lbs / 90lbs
adductor 3x10 90lbs / 100lbs / 100lbs
leg press 3x10 110lbs / 120lbs / 120lbs
standing hip abduction 2x12 25lbs / 25lbs
shoulder press 2x10 20lbs / 2x8 24lbs
bench press 2x10 20lbs / 2x8 24lbs
overhead tricep extension 4x10 15lbs
side row 2x10 15lbs 2x8 20lbs
abductor 3 variations 3x10 70lbs / 80lbs / 90lbs
(10 reps of each variation is 1 set)
elliptical 20mins (increase intensity every minute until 10mins, then decrease intensity every minute til 20mins)
stairmaster 10mins (start at speed 5, increase speed every minute for 5mins, decrease speed for last 5mins)
I thank God that he blessed me with a body capable of working out and the ability to take care of myself. Even on my “dark” days of bipolar depression, I pray and give thanks and make myself do 20-50 minutes of yoga and my body , mind and soul feel so much better.
Got a fitness tracker that links to my phone for ten bucks at target. I feel like that is a deal!
It’s been a minute. For any followers who give a damn, I’ve lost 155lbs since I went inactive on this platform. Some of you might remember that I struggled a lot with my weight, so I came back with a message: it gets better. Much love.