Saturday, May 5, 2012

My First "Stick With it Saturday"

Today is my 1st Stick With it Saturday. I found this weekly linky party over at Sam's Noggin.  So here it goes.

I started my weight loss journey January 18th of this year. So far I have lost 26 pounds and 14 inches.

 I started out with P90X.  It was a little more old school weight lifting than I expected.  I bought it because my doctor recommended it.  I think I may go back to it when I get down to my last 20 pounds or so.

I few weeks ago I started Jillian Michael's Body Revolution. Now this I really like. It is hard, but the moves are efficient. What I mean by that is most of the time you are working upper body, lower body & getting cardio in all in one movement. The workouts are all about 30 minutes long which makes them very doable. P90X was an hour or more most days.  I just ended my 3rd week.

Here is a current progress picture. Please no mean comments about my before picture!

I haven't lost a lot on the scale these last 3 weeks, but I have lost inches & I can see my muscles toning up!

So here's my plan for this week.
Sunday: Work Out 3
Monday: Work Out 4
Tuesday: Cardio 1
Wednesday: Work Out 3
Thursday: Work Out 4
Friday: Cardio 1
Saturday: Rest

Nutrition Goals:
Eat Breakfast Every Day!
Drink 8 glasses of water daily
Eat 5+ servings of vegetables daily
Limit whole grain OR starchy veggie to once daily 

My husband are I are going to Las Vegas May 25th & I'd like to lose 5 more pounds by then. Check in next week to see how I do.


  1. Sounds like the Jillian workout is very much like my ChaLean Extreme. We work multiple groups as well. Way to go!

    I love your owl!!

    1. I am going to have to check out Chalean Extreme. BTW I found you blog in your signature on the Learning Series Yahoo group! I love to follow other's homeschooling blogs. It's very encouraging. I just purchased POP for next year. It's on it's way here and I am so excited!

  2. Great job! What a difference. I could never take pictures like that of myself. You are brave. :) Keep up the good work. I posted my first Stick with it Saturday post today too.

  3. Wow you did a great job, what a diffrence. Good luck
    hugs Linda

  4. Looking good there girl! It is a lot of work, but it is so worth it. Ten years ago I lost 91 pounds and I have kept most of it off. I don't ever want to go back!


  5. Thank you all for your encouraging remarks. I did cringe a bit to post those before pictures, but it was an exercise in honesty for me! <3

  6. AWESOME CARRIE!!!!!!! KEEP IT UP!!! get that bod camera ready! loll

  7. One word *WOW* And AWESOME! Great job!

  8. Congrats on the wt loss! you look great! I have been doing my best to loose the last few baby pounds (we will call them that....hehe, they are the 20lbs i gained before i got preggo! now that my lil guy is a year I would love to get rid of them) I started insanity, it is alot like p90x but i think finding the 40-50 mins to do it so hard and only getting it in 3 days a week is not doing ANYTHING! how frustrating....but seeing your progress gives me hope! :)